Liz and I are blessed in so many ways despite having been through quite a few trials and tribulations during our life together. I’m sure our situation is not much different than many other folks reading this blog. However, we do seem to get more than our share of “challenges” in the weather category when we travel. Three years ago we went to Yellowstone and the Tetons. Unfortunately, much of the beautiful scenery was viewed through smoke from fires in Idaho. Then we went on an Alaskan land and sea cruise last year which was rainy most of the time. We never saw Mt. McKinley because of the fog and clouds on land, and on the water the glaciers were obscured by fog so we only got glimpses of them. Then we went to the Grand Canyon and the entire canyon was engulfed in a fog inversion so that you couldn’t see the bottom. I did, at least, get some photos of the inversion. I know I am whining, but I keep hoping at some point the weather will break in our favor.
If you have been following along with the blog, you will know that we have been inundated with rain for the first week of the trip. We are now in Illinois and the last two days have been windy beyond belief. Gusts of well over 40 mph and a steady wind in the 20 to 30 mph range. I’m just glad that we didn’t have to pull the trailer in it. Then we went to Nappanee, IN to tour the Newmar factory (more on that later) and what did we get…. Snow. Now, I woke up this morning and we have temps in the low 30’s. Yikes!! Someone needs to tell these folks that it is almost May. It was 83 degrees in Brunswick yesterday. We need just a little bit of that to work it’s way north.
Today we hope to relax a little and go out to the farm, and then visit with mom at her apartment at Hollybrook. Then we hope to hook up with a couple friends, Rick and Vickie Manford, for dinner or at least a visit.