Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lazy Day

Today we are spending our time watching college bowl games and snacking on tortilla chips, nacho cheese dip, pineapple cheese ball, crackers and fresh sliced ham.

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Marshall vs. Ohio
Meineke Bowl: Carolina vs. Pittsburgh
Emerald Bowl: College vs. Southern California

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Colder than predicted

We checked the weather this evening and saw that it was only going to get to around 16 degrees tonight. Strange thing, it’s 10:30 pm and it’s 8 degrees outside.

Tomorrow if it warms up enough to thaw water lines we can expect to be without water for sometime. Last week there were three broken water lines in the park which left us without running water for just over an hour. We don’t store water in our fresh water tank so we used other containers to fill with water so we can make coffee and flush the toilet.

Too many people in this park do not prepare for cold weather. Over half the RVers here have their sewer hoses laying on the ground. This causes the waste water in the hoses to freeze because the dump pipes are above the ground. Less than half of these people don’t have there inlet water hoses wrapped and of those that do most don’t use the heat tapes. Guess $39 is too much of a cost to prevent frozen water hoses. 

If we have any problems with freezing it won’t be because we didn’t do our best to prepare for the cold weather. It will be something we will just have to deal with and tomorrow being Christmas Day there will be no place that one can purchase repair parts. With any luck and our preparations we will make it through the night without any freeze ups.

White Christmas

Wanted or not we will have a white Christmas. Last night snow fell or should we say blew in with 30 to 40 MPH winds straight out of the North. Drifts are behind every RV in the park. Ours has the highest snow drift at about 3 feet. Our high today is expected to get to 31 degrees however we don’t think it will as it is 23 degrees at the time of this post.

The park manager did drive his tractor around the park creating passages through all the drifts so people could get out if they wanted or dared to. This made it easier for us to make a “have to” trip into town for medications.

If you would like to see photos of the snow and drifts you are welcome to come on over, stand out in 30 MPH winds and the cold and take all the photos you want.

Merry Christmas

James & Beverly

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Volkswagen Beetle & Camper

I was surfing through today and ran across an interesting concept for RVing. A camper designed for use with a Volkswagen Beetle.

Volkswagen Beetle and Camper

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another Snow Day

Woke up to find snow covered campground and a temperature of 18F  degrees. Not sure how long the snow will be falling today but it does look nice and fresh though.

RV 017