Friday, October 09, 2009
What a difference!
We are again changing our journey a bit as the storms plowing through the midwest are causing rain, wind, and cold temperatures here in south central Kansas. Snow flurries are a possibility where we were going, so we just decided not to go. . . yet. This weather is a bit unusual they say for this area and next week will be back up in the 60's, so we are staying here until Sunday, then moving on to Dodge City.
We did decide to move from Yoder, Kansas, to the state fair grounds campground in Hutchinson. Not far away, but man what a difference. We aren't exposed to the wind here like we were in Yoder, so our slide toppers aren't being battered. We also aren't feeling the draftiness that goes with a lot of wind. On the door side of the coach, we are protected from the wind while we are out with Neal. AND. . . the sun is shining today! We have had overcast skies and rain/mist since we arrived.
On the way up here, we fueled at a truck stop. Would not have had to just yet, but it was easy in/out. After that, we went into Hutchinson to Ramsey Oil and filled with propane. We had scouted it out last night and again it was easy in/out. With temps dipping down into the low 30's, we wanted to make sure we had enough propane. We primarily use our heat pumps if we have good electric, but when it gets that cold, we have to switch over to the propane furnaces.
As we were eating lunch here in the motorhome, we were surprised by the number of birds outside grazing on the lawn. Good thing Mom isn't here, heh heh. Earlier in the week we were in a check out somewhere and someone else mentioned the birds to the cashier. They noticed how it was unusual for the area. . . where is Alfred Hitchcock?
People here in Kansas are very friendly. Everyone we met today was nice and very helpful. In fact, that has been the rule here in Kansas.
Till next time. . .
Posted by Dale at 3:22 PM