Not sure how we could be moving at this turtle pace, but tonight, on this new year’s eve, after three days of travel, Google says it is only 729 miles back home! I am sure our truck odometer will show more but maybe it is a divine intervention to keep us out of this storm that’s bearing down on us.
Our first day of travel we made it to Meridian, MS….just like the trips in 2012 and 2014. But this time my 2 year old Garmin gps announced that all the maps had been locked!!
After driving all day, I spent another 3 hours on the laptop (in the tiny trailer in a rv park) trying to find a way to unlock the maps. Then more time on the phone the next day with customer service. A stop at Auto Zone for new windshield wipers, a stop at Dollar General for a kitty litter scoop and a stop for food and gas ate up more of our travel day. Tried using my phone’s navigation system but grew impatient with the inability to see where we were going. After several wrong turns, I thought I was turning right onto I-59 south and wound up in a Best Buy parking lot! After making several less than spiritual comments, my husband urged me to go buy a new gps. Which I did.
Spent last night at Fontainebleau State Park near Slidell, MS. Very cold but we did get in a nice walk to see Lake Pontchartrain.
This am the skies were clear with a beautiful blue …wonderful to see the sun again. We were making great time all day…no need for extra stops….until we decided to stop at the Texas Welcome Center to discuss the possibility of taking 90 instead of I-10. We were warned to stay off of the roads past San Antonio, I-10 or 90, for the next 36 hours due to ice and possibility of snow. It was after 3 by then and we started looking for a PA camp for the night. Got the last site at Hidden Lake Park in Beaumont.
So our new year will arrive in another 90 minutes. Occasional booms can be heard in the distance from those who celebrate with noise. They are not bothering Hubby and Sylvester who have been asleep for an hour. I am snuggled into the corner of the bed with my laptop keeping me company.
Don’t know what tomorrow will bring…other than rain. We still have not de-winterized and camping with the pink stuff is getting tiresome. Guess we will either stay here or head to San Antonio.
Highlights of our three days……