From Shore to Shore

Brrr, we woke up this morning to find that the propane tank that was heating the camper had run out of gas.  That left the lowly fireplace to heat the RV.  Needless to say it was a bit cold, hovering around 12 º.  So you shouldn’t be surprised when I tell you the first thing I did after I put on my shoes was to turn on another tank so the heater could warm us up as we prepared to move.  But as I walked out the door I had to be careful as the steps were covered with, SNOW!!!.  Yes, we knew it was going to be cold for the next few days with temperatures dipping below freezing.  I heard it raining during the night so I was surprised to see the white stuff in the morning.

We left the RV park under cold, gloomy, overcast skies.  It was a 2 hour drive into Memphis that took over 4 hours.  The streetcar driver from the other day mentioned that there was construction on the interstate and to expect delays.  When we finally got to the construction, we went down to one lane for 5 miles or so.  It wasn’t as bad as he had made it out to be.

As we travelled, the clouds moved out and the sun started to shine.  The temperature popped up 3 degrees to a whopping’ +2 º.  Before long, two lanes of the interstate were stopped with cars bumper to bumper.  There were miles of cars trying to go east.  We think we were in line for over 2 hours before we were directed to a nearby state highway by the state troopers.

Before long we were back up to highway speeds and on our way into Memphis.  So within a day we went from the north shore of the Arkansas river to the north shore of the Mississippi.  The forecast for tonight is cold with a low of -4.  Hopefully our propane will last.


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