I said from the beginning that we were going to follow the weather. Not only did I mean away from frigid cold, but also from hazardous road conditions. The day we were supposed to leave (Tuesday), the forecast spoke of severe storms and a "Wind Advisory" in effect for the next two days. The advisory specifically said that it would be difficult to drive for "high profile vehicles"... which, we are. So, we cancelled our reservations at the next place and we were fortunate enough to secure the last spot in this campground for the next two nights.
We may have lost $37 dollars in the process, but we played it safe, and I'm glad we did. Just South of us...
"The stormy weather canceled school in parts of South Texas and apparently contributed to a school bus flipping on a rain-slick highway in Houston."US NEWS article about it here.
Up until now, we've been very lucky as we have been able to take off just before all the bad weather and road conditions. The day we left Kentucky, a "Winter Weather Advisory" was in effect for that evening. We then got out of Tennessee just before their "Winter Storm Warning" was announced. We then spent some time in Alabama only to find out later (while in Pensacola) there were tornado warnings where we were.
NBC NEWS article about it here.
I feel like we've been leaving a trail of storms and destruction. :(
Let me go ahead and preemptively apologize to all the upcoming destinations on our trip!
We made the most of the 2 extra days at this beautiful lake and decided to go back to the hiking trails to make some molds of any wildlife footprints we found. This time I came prepared with sneakers, knee high socks and an 80's tight roll... I wasn't going to let the fire ants and jumping spiders ruin my fun:
The ants and spiders were the least of my concern when I ran into this guy...
After careful consideration, we realized the snake was dead. Yikes!
Well, I just finished my morning coffee, so I better get the house ready for the move today. So off we go to Texas location #3!
Thursday, February 25, 2016