Header Picture

Balanced Rock, Adirondacks, NY

My Readers

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Unplugged!

Location yesterday: Salem, VA (High 40, Low 22)

IMG_3934We started out yesterday morning from Pine Grove, PA. It was another cold morning with temps in the 20s when we headed out. The skies were still grey, but we were happy to see dry roads.

The dry roads continued…

through Maryland,

IMG_3944 - Copy

 

 

West Virginia

IMG_3945 - Copy

 

 

 

 

and Virginia.

IMG_3947 - Copy

We were very happy that staying in Pennsylvania for the extra day had worked as far as the roads we had to travel.

IMG_3963Our luck was not as good when we got to the spot for our overnight stay though, in Salem, VA. When we went into the office to check in, we found out that the power was out due to the storm the day before.

We ran the furnace on our batteries overnight, turning the heat down to 60 degrees. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my down comforter?

 

This morning we got up bright and early. The upside of having no power was that we had very little to do this morning before we hit the road again. So we were out on the road by a little after 8 am.

IMG_4003Today we had a nice trip. We had a little stretch on I-81, and then started south on I-77. I entertained myself by asking Harry what the temperature was, about every 15 minutes or so. Smile We started out in the low twenties, and landed in Lexington, SC about 2 hours ago to a very pleasant 57 degrees.

IMG_4024And now we are settled in for the next week. There’s not too much on our agenda…taking some walks, and maybe some bike rides…and generally just enjoying some nice January weather (southern style).

17 comments:

  1. After all the work you two did, it is time for some kick back days. Relax and renew.

    ReplyDelete
  2. So glad to see you are out of the snow belt. Enjoy the warmth.
    Bev in NS

    ReplyDelete
  3. Glad you got into some warmer weather ~ come on down here it is lovely! Thanks for coming by today ~ :-)
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey Jess tell Harry to keep an eye out for that TT next to you on your left, looks like his water is not working up to par...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for mentioning that! I told Harry about your comment.

      Delete
  5. enjoy the warmer weather and the sunshine!! and of course the 'green'!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Isn't it nice to be somewhere green in January?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! But it feels so strange right now. :)

      Delete
  7. I love that pic of your fw in pine grove you are right some of them did look black and white. I really enjoy reading about your travels where were u that first stop they had no electric? what a pain, have fun and keep writing. Darlene

    ReplyDelete
  8. your kitty cats look like they are really enjoying that sun coming through the windows .Happy and safe travels to you on your new life of full timing.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice that you finally found some warmer weather. Enjoy and relax!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Keep heading south! Pretty gutsy to be doing this in the snow and ice. Congrats on getting underway after all your planning!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it was nerve wracking to be heading through snow country in January. We feel so good now that we are in warmer weather. We mentioned snow to the woman who checked us in here, and she said that the last time they got snow, it was the first snowfall in ten years. That sounded quite fine to us!!

      Delete
  11. Couldn't agree more...we love our down comforter too :)!! And we played the exact same game. Asking what the temperature was every few minutes! Your post made me laugh out loud.

    ReplyDelete