It's about time.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cold Close Up.

Our Location today is Crittenden, Kentucky, USA.

If you recall I mentioned that the weather forecasters were telling us we could see some cold temperatures leading into the weekend. Well today is not the weekend and it wasn’t cold it was freezing. Before going to bed last night we actually turned the furnace on to warm the trailer up and then shut it off leaving only an electric heater running through the night. Neither of us stuck any parts of our bodies outside of the covers the entire night. When we got up even with the electric heater running you could faintly see your breath inside the trailer. The temperature had dropped to 39 F (4 C) and with all the dampness from all the recent rain the area has had it was cold. 

It didn’t take long to have our breakfast and put on warmer clothing just to survive inside the trailer. We have a few things that need to be organizing before we reach the border on the weekend but we’ll wait until we are on a more level site in Wapakoneta. 

Soon after having lunch we drove back to town to fuel up the truck. Even though we didn’t drive that many miles yesterday what we did drive was through the mountains so our fuel mileage was not our average. We were both wearing our jackets but luckily I had also brought a bulky work sweater that I put on over my jacket in order to withstand the cold winds while I filled our tanks. The temp was in the low 50s but the wind was steady at 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph making it feel much colder. 

We made a stop at the Family Dollar on our way back to the trailer. This stop was more to walk around than anything else but we did find some paper towels that we were in need of. 

Back at the trailer Kathy made some Hot Chocolate in an attempt to warm us up. Later we watched the local news while eating our supper and they were now saying a colder front than originally forecasted was heading our way. The fact that we are still in the outer edges of the mountains at higher elevations seems to draw the colder temperatures at night. I checked the computer to find a severe weather warning showing a low of 36 F (2.5 C) for tonight but with the wind it would feel closer to 28 F (-2 C). 

Even though we have a short travel day tomorrow I was outside after 6:00 closing up what I could tonight. Needless to say we’ve been drinking a lot of hot beverages to warm up today.
This will be another night staying under the covers. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Looks to me you need to turn around and go back where you came from for a few more weeks.

  2. That weather we can deal with, its the brutal cold winter arctic blast from February that are tough.
    Soon you be here to enjoy this weather with us.

  3. We had snow here in Canton, Ohio. We think Mother Nature has forgotten it is Spring.

    Safe travels.