Well, it’s official. We are leaving this tundra and moving south for the winter. I wish we would have thought this through a little better earlier in the season, but oh well. What’s done is done.
As you can see, we have quite a bit of snow and it’s still falling. It’s supposed to stop by Tuesday. We’re hoping to be on the road on Wednesday.
We’re really anxious about driving in this weather. But tractor trailers do it all the time, and living in upstate NY our whole lives, we are seasoned at driving in this type of weather, so we should be fine. As long as we stick to the main highways.
Our biggest fear/unknown right now is if we actually can physically get out. The snow is mounting up pretty good and David has been plowing the driveway as fast as it has been coming down. He’s making sure he’s pushing the snow as far from the curves and corners as he can, so we can get out. The main roads are plowed, so there should be no issue there.
If we’re not able to leave Wednesday because of weather, then hopefully Thursday. We’ll be heading to Gaffney, SC to the Freightliner Service Center to get some routine maintenance done. The folks there are wonderful and we highly recommend them, even if you are not in the area. They are worth the extra miles.
Once on the road, our fear is stopping somewhere over night. All the campgrounds up north here are closed for the season. So if we do not make it far enough south to find an open campground, then we will have to stop at a Walmart or Flying J over night. Ideally we’d find a campground with an easy in and out. That way we can use there electric for our heaters and not our propane. If not, and we end up dry camping somewhere, then we’re afraid we’d get plowed in. Once the snow plows box you in, you are going nowhere fast. We’d have to dig ourselves out. Oh the joy. Hopefully that won’t happen. Cross your fingers.
And for those of you that do not know, it is not a small driveway…