Saturday, January 09, 2016

Heading back to Texas!

We are back on the road after spending a few days in northern Indiana to attend a funeral. We were going to wait until Sunday to leave, but there is a winter storm headed that way. We decided it would be better to try and leave today and get as far south as we could to avoid the anticipated snowfall that might be coming. These warnings are often false alarms and we don't often change our plans, but this is a different situation for us. We are heading back to Texas and today was just going to be "down" time for us to rest and recuperate before getting back on the road tomorrow. Jocelyn and Aenea had driven up from Virginia and they were going home today as well. I had wanted the rest of the day to put things in order in the house, since it has to be closed up again. But we just decided to leave after Jocelyn left.

So we were all packed and ready to go by noon and we took off. As it was, it rained on us almost the entire day and we had some fog as well, but we made it down to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, for the night. We were glad to get this far but it looks like we may still have some snow later tonight. Hopefully it will be shortlived and the roads won't be so bad by morning.

Having driven only 5+ hours on day one means we will be on a four day trip instead of a three day run. That's okay, but it is a bit more complicated with the two dogs. Butterscotch is recovering form a bad UTI and is now having adverse reactions to the new med she's been on for a week. We decided to drive and bring them with us so I could keep an eye on her. That's worked out well because I've had to be in contact with the vet and making some med adjustments and feeding changes to get her back on track. But so far that is working and she is responding well to the changes.

Tomorrow we leave here and we're not sure what route we are taking yet. None of them promise warm weather right now, but hopefully we can push through and at least find some sunshine.

Till next time. . .

Dale

2 comments:

Colleen Phipps said...

Travel safely. There is sunshine here in Central Texas but highs will be just around 60 today.

Dale said...

Thanks, Colleen. We made it back to Mission last night at 10 p.m. It was a 14 hour drive from Little Rock, but I was pumped to do the drive, so here we are.