Sunday, April 13, 2014

Itchy feet may cause error in judgement

Well, we're back on the road again looking for warmer temperatures...just can't satisfy ourselves! We left Lake Havasu for cooler temps and ended up in Williams, where the temperatures were cooler...much much cooler than we had anticipated!

Before going to bed, we made sure to get our Big Buddy heater out...just in case. Thank God we did that. We thought we might need it, and then ended up using it way more in one night than we have in almost a full year!

Halfway through the night, I'd say around midnight or 1 a.m., I got up to go potty...but first it took me a good 10 minutes contemplating whether I really needed to go that bad, it was sooooo cold. I pulled up my big girl panties and crawled down out of bed, already too cold that I turned on the heater before hitting the 'jon'. I did my business and went to take a swig of water...not gonna happen.


My whole water bottle was frozen solid!!!

Parched and cold, I let the heater run for about a minute or two then hopped back up in bed. Usually 5 minutes with the heater in this small of a space, is so hot I don't even want all of the blankets back on once getting back in bed....not was still freezing.

We got up the next morning and the very first thing we did, before even getting out of bed, was look at the thermometer. We thought it might have gotten down into the 20's or something...nope, it was much colder than that.

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We conversed for about 15 minutes over moving...again and all of our other options, needless to say, we lasted in Williams for one whole night!

As we started driving towards Flagstaff, we saw all of the evidence that we needed NOT to stick around for a few weeks...

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The snow should have been our first clue, but we didn't see this mountain top coming in. Oh well, I guess we need to know our weather a little better before making such a big move.

All in all we drove about 294 miles in three days looking for a camp spot with good enough weather to last us about a month, due to having to move every 14 days.

We are now in the Cottonwood area and will move with the 14 day time limit. The spot we camped in last year, and would have loved to come back to this time, is now closed off to all motor vehicles and totally closed off at some points to foot traffic.

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I guess we are just meant to move around at this point of our journey. Some places are easier, some places are a little harder but in the end we can say we have all of this knowledge and experience under our belts and nothing in the world can or will change that.

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