|Hello from the South!
We have been having such a good time, I haven't had time to write anything. Dave and Ian are in the back taking a nap... and all is quiet, so I thought I would see if I remembered how to do all this without Dave's help..... I did it!
We left Conneaut early Thursday morning. The weather report said that the storm had passed, and we were hoping the states had time to get the residual ice off the main highways. The most snow we ran into....other then the parking lot where we were parked... was in Alliance. We didn't drive into town because of it. Sara met us on the Rt 62 bypass. It was a snowy exchange! But Ian was ready for his time in the RV (When Ian says RV, it rhymes with Harvey... so cute!) We had his car seat fastened on the couch at first. He road so well. He could see out the 3 big side windows, and gave us an update on everything he saw... "There's a barn, that's where the animals stay." One time I looked back and wished I had my camera with me. Two cats and a dog were all on the couch with him. I knew I couldn't walk back and get my camera, so I just enjoyed it myself. When we stopped for lunch we switched his seat to the front passenger seat. I was so glad we did. He road that way all the rest of the day in daylight. He and Papa sat up there and chatted all day. I was on the couch...snoozing most of the time.
We decided to stop at at a fast food for supper... something we usually don't do, but Ian had a chance to run around in the almost empty place while we ate, then we took his chicken and fries to the RV for him to eat while we were driving. When it got dark we stopped again and Dave moved the carseat back to the couch. We were wanting to get extra time driving to get as far south as possible... so we put in a movie for Ian and drove 2 more hours. We drove more then 10 hours and covered almost 600miles the first day... Not bad. We stayed that night in a Walmart in Bowling Green Ky.
Friday we got up to COLD... but no ice! We headed south for an uneventful trip to Birmingham. It is always nice to stay at Allen and Peggy's for a day or two. It is fun to get caught up on the neice and nephews. Ian had lots of fun with Trevor. They cut out cookies and baked them... and ate them. Then they played with Trevor's matchbox car collection.
Today Peggy and her kids are at their Church for a 24 hour mission. They are sleeping outside tonight in Cardboard boxes... sounds cold to me.. I will stick to the RV! We are still in their yard. Dave got the RV "unwinterized" and we put some water in the tank. We only had one little flood under the sink. :) Then Dave hosed the whole thing down. We were just a mess from driving in salt water slush! The windows were awful! It is much better now.
We are planning on catching up with Peggy and the kids Sunday morning, then leaving here by noon. It seems that Alabama is bracing for a possible snow storm on Monday, so we don't want to be around!
We have seen some early daffodils, and I love getting here and watching the robins hoping around like they do in Ohio in April. I think I might just take a walk down the road with Bridget while the boys sleep on!