EVERY YEAR I GET A SHOT OF THESE WIND MILLS FOR MIKE AS WE GO BY
Woke up to a cold gray windy damp day in Henrietta Texas this morning. Checked out weather patterns for the coming week & could see that our good luck weather of past years was not going to be on our side this time. Decided if we have to be cold we might as well be cold in the comfort of our house back in Bayfield. With that thought in mind we switched travel gears & had the big wheels rolling east by 8:40 a.m.
THIS PHOTO KIND OF SUMS UP OUR DAY
The day remained gray & we had sporadic rain showers. Decided to just keep pushing it & pile up some homeward miles. Climbed aboard I-30 west of Texarkana heading east with Little Rock Arkansas in our sights.
PIT STOP EAST OF LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS
Figured it would be better to see Little Rock in the rear view mirror later in the day rather than have it in our windshield first thing in the morning. Just couldn’t believe the volume of traffic on the Interstate for a rainy Sunday. It was basically a 60 mph traffic jam all the way from west of Texarkana Texas to west of Memphis Tennessee. Truck’s almost outnumbered the cars. The traffic congestion reminded me of why we much prefer the western States to the eastern States.
About 50 miles east of Little Rock the thunder & lightning began & we suddenly ran into a very nasty but brief hailstorm. Only lasted about a mile but visibility was limited with cars pulled off to the side. The hailstones drumming on the rig’s roof sounded like the popping of gunfire. Immediately following the hail we drove out of the storm into a few faint shafts of sunlight.
OH OH….. HAILSTORM!!
I am typing this from an RV friendly Rest Area on the south side of I-40 just east of Hazen Arkansas & about 90 miles west of Memphis Tennessee. It is raining hard & the sharp cracks of thunder have got both Checkers & The Motormouse scared like nuts. TV’s on, Kelly’s making a hot turkey supper with mashed potatoes, gravy & peas, heater’s going full tilt & we are cozy:)) Yep, just gotta love this RV Lifestyle alright.
JUST MINUTES AFTER THE HAILSTORM
Now, I had better back up & take back a statement I made yesterday. Thanks to my old RVing blogger buddy Ed at THE PEREGRINATING GRAYBEARD way back there in Pahrump Nevada, I have had it pointed out to me what the term, ‘troubled waters’ really means. Ed commented & said, “I think I agree with Judy and Emma, I don't see any troubled waters here.
Dictionary.com says that 'troubled waters' is a confused or chaotic state of affairs. I find that in my personal life but have not experienced any on the Bayfield Bunch blog.” Well, Ed is right. My use of ‘troubled waters’ was incorrect in describing Jerry’s comment the previous day regarding the Day’s End book. My apologies to Jerry for using a wrong piece of terminology there. Cursmudgeons have a tendency to be that way at the end of long tiring days. Not an excuse as much as it is the way of a Cursmudgeon sometimes. I’ll tell ya…..this having to live life as a human is tough stuff!!
OUR OVER NIGHT SPOT IN THE REST AREA….THE RV AREA WAS FULL PLUS IT’S EASIER FOR MAX TO GET IN & OUT WITH THE SIDEWALK RIGHT THERE!!
Couple typing errors in Saturdays blog about the transmission problem. Had meant to say the transmission wouldn’t shift instead of would. Also, it was a switch on the dash & not a shift on the dash. Typos have been fixed. Hazards of blogging when tired:((
LITTLE MOTORMOUSE IS SCARED OF THE BIG THUNDER MONSTER
Ever notice what a great feeling it is at the end of each traveling day when you reach your destination, shut er down & just go flop in your favorite chair. You can feel the day’s driving stress just simply flow away. Always my favorite part of any driving day.
CANYON DE CHELLY……SOUTH RIM
No destination in mind for tomorrow. We’ll just keep pushing for home….snow or no snow. Anxious to get Max home too. Our health insurance runs out Friday anyway, but yes, we left the Southwest too early. We seem to make that mistake every year. We are good examples of the old saying….We get too soon old & too late smart:(( Oh well, a little snow shoveling will be good exercise for me………….ya right!!!!
<<< CANYON DE CHELLY.……….. SPIDER ROCK
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