Friday, September 21, 2012

The Cold North Wind Is Blowing

Today is the last day of summer, with fall rearing its ugly head tomorrow morning. I saw ice pellets shooting down from the sky this afternoon. Thats a sign to get the heck out of Dodge and head south, well that and the fact that we have had the furnace on in the RV for the past few nights. It is getting down right chilly at night these days.
We have been in town for the last few months taking care of business, dealing with 'life' issues, and regrouping. I've got things to a point where we can once again continue on with our plans of heading south, just in the nick of time by the feel of this weather. It looks like we will be leaving early next week, Monday or Tuesday if things all fall into place the way they are supposed to.
I did not make the money I had hoped this summer, and we ended up spending more money that we planned on, but I am not going to let that stop me from getting away from the cold. We will head south, be frugal, and stay there as long as possible. If we play our cards right, we will last the winter.
We ran into a fellow RV enthusiast last week. He pulled up beside us at the Walmart and asked when we were headed south. We got to talking and he told us about an App that shows which Walmarts allow RV camping. I don't have a smart phone, but I do have the internet, so I googled it. I found this site, which is likely where he got his App from. It shows the Walmarts that allow RV camping as well as the ones that do not. The site may prove very helpful once we are in the Arizona area, as many of those southern Walmarts do not allow free RV camping.
We have our CAA books for the areas we plan on visiting. I took care of my banking. We visited the Autopac (for the car insurance and drivers licenses) and got information on renewing my license in mid-February. They said either get a friend to come down in person or give them a call. I will just fax them my account and payment information. Medications are topped up.
We are also taking along a friend this winter. She will be riding on the bumper, all bundled up and tied down. She is our proud new (to us) Harley Sportster, purchased in America with intent to sell, but we will use her during this winter to save gas on side trips. Our crazy insurance company only charges $10 a month for insurance over the winter, so we are taking huge advantage of that this year.
I hear the North Wind blowing. It's whispering in my ear. The RV shakes and shudders, it says the snow is coming, it's time to get out of here.
South, I say. Go south, I say. And let's get out of here.

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