"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, March 25, 2013

It’s Springtime, right?



The picture above, from Glacier National Park, is pretty much what I would expect to see for this time of year.  What I would not expect is that the temperature and wind chill factor just outside our front door is only 10 degrees higher than the temperature in Glacier.

Yep, it feels like 24 degrees here in the deep South, just a little over a hundred miles from the sunny Gulf coast.  Bright sunshine with the wind gusting to 20 mph.

A quick look around the country, with the help of webcams, shows that it isn’t any better in lots of places.

Shenandoah NP.


Smoky Mountains.




Even the coast itself, looks cold, despite the sunshine.


My grandfather liked to have most of the garden planting done by Good Friday.  I’m not sure if that plan would be the correct one for this year.  A friend planted tomato’s last week, but I’m pretty sure he will be pulling them up today, and placing them back in a warm place for a while longer.

On a brighter note, plans are beginning to gel for the Summer Tour, as we have begun to call it.   Not exactly sure of departure date yet, but it seems the West wins again.  A couple of things are still up in the air, but I’m sure we’ll be happy however they fall out.

Hope it’s warm where you are.  I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m griping about how hot it is.Smile


  1. Take me to the sunshine...PLEASE! You should see our 14.5 inches of snow...take a look at the new blog...I was hacked! Summer travels West...we could be right behind you...after our meltdown :O)

  2. Georgia isn't any warmer either! I think I'm going to freeze my tutu tomorrow when I'll be out in the swamp in a boat. :(

  3. It got down in the high 30's last night here in South Texas, but with 20mph winds it felt like it was in the 20's this morning.....can't wait to see what your Western agenda is going to be....I'm still trying to figure out places to camp with the Gkids....take care...Horst

  4. I think this is the year that spring forgot!

    But I am so looking forward to following your upcoming western tour.

  5. It was snowing and chilly in Central Washington when I was there late last week but we're looking at about 80 and sunshine today in the Phoenix area. Hope you have a wonderful summer tour, I know we're sure looking forward to ours!

  6. I think I am going to be happy just being here in the Portland Oregon area for now :)

  7. Yep so cold I actually had to put on long pants and a windbreaker here in Rockport, Tx yesterday.

  8. Your post teaches that the cold is everywhere....except maybe Phoenix.

    Can only hope for a real spring soon!

    It will be time to get back on the road before you know it!

  9. Hey Jerry
    I just discovered your blog. We have a Casita and a male doxie, double dapple that looks like your Sally. His name is Gus. I was wondering where is home?? Sounds like you are traveling in your Casita quite a lot. My husband and I are in MN right now. We had planned to attend the Bluebonnet rally end of the month, but had to cancel as his job here is not done. We are thinking about RVing full time, but want a home base. We have a large house in Georgetown Texas, but have to store Casita at a storage place. I am curious as to how you decide on your routes.
    Would love to hear back from you. My email is: deborah.poteet@gmail.com
    Our Casita is Lil'Bit of Texas and our club is Deb & Fred


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