Good morning. It is a beautiful morning. The sun is up, the ground is coated with a heavy layer of snow that hasn’t been tampered with and the trees and woodland brush are also covered with snow. It is so pretty to look at from inside our motorhome. We still haven’t seen any wildlife. That would add the icing on the cake.
Day 126. Yesterday we stayed inside our nice warm motorhome watching the snow come down. It snowed the entire day into the night. At times it was heavy wet snow, other times it looked like sleet. I believe we got about 9″ total. We were advised the roads were really bad and that it would be best if we stayed put and didn’t attempt to make our way out of the park. So, that is what we did.
For me staying inside isn’t a punishment. I have many craft projects I can work on. I am never bored. And, that is what I did. But, for someone who doesn’t have a hobby (except for Facebook) watching TV was his entertainment for the day.
We do not pay for TV. We use the old-fashioned antenna on top of the motorhome. It works out just fine for us. When we arrive at a new location we scan for channels available in the area. Sometimes we get a lot of channels, sometimes only 5 or 6. We make due with what we get. We have found we are getting quite a few very old TV shows from the 50’s and 60’s to watch. We cannot prerecord programs like before, but that is ok. We haven’t been watching as much TV as before either. We have found other things to do.
When we started out living in our motorhome full-time, we were worried about how we would manage to stay warm when the weather is like this. We worried about our tanks freezing, running the furnace constantly, the snow on the roof and the slideouts, running out of propane and all that good stuff. We have found out that if the temperature doesn’t stay below freezing for a prolonged period of time and we are able to keep the inside of the motorhome warm, we do not need to worry about our tanks freezing. We also open the cupboards under the sinks (much like we did when we owned a home) as a precaution.
As for heating the motorhome, we have both propane and electric heat. The electric heat is not meant for long periods of extreme cold. It works best to keep the chill off in the mornings. But, so far that is what we have been able to use here in an effort to preserve our propane supply.
Today our only concern is finding our way out of the campground and not getting stuck. With only one other camper in the campground and no park rangers or workers, I don’t think they will plow the roads. Right now we don’t know exactly where those roads are. The ground is beautifully covered with white stuff.
Loving our lifestyle. Have a great day.
Until next time,