Thursday, September 11
Why does this keep happening to me? Why?
While standing in the parking area next to our site to take a photo, the man from the camper in the neighboring site runs over to me. I saw him and his wife when they pulled in yesterday, right before dark. From their plates I know they’re from Texas. (That’s their truck and trailer in the first photo.)
I hold out my umbrella for him to join me as he’s bare-headed and snow is falling still.
“You know I just heard that this snowstorm breaks a record set in 1888 for this area,” he announces as he approaches. “1888!” he repeats with astonishment.
“And, of course, wouldn’t ya’ know, I’m here to witness it,” I respond drily, cuddling my camera under my coat.
He laughs. “Me, too! How do we manage it?”
We talk for a few minutes, huddled together under the umbrella like conspirators sharing secrets.
Fortunately this occurred before the snow arrived. It was 11 p.m. before they made it back to their campsite. The man tells me they came this way to see the Grand Tetons but now they’re thinking about turning back.
“Oh, the Tetons will be beautiful with all this snow,” I remark.
“Yeah,” he responds wistfully. “I don’t know about driving through that pass though.”
He runs back to the warmth of their trailer before I can point out that all this will probably be gone in 24 hours, the sun will shine, the roads will be clear, and the Grand Tetons will be very well-dressed for visitors to admire.
I read online that a freeze warning is in effect from 2 am to 9 am Friday. Temperatures are expected to drop to 25-30 degrees.
In anticipation, I put Reflectix on the windows of the BLT, between the window glass and the curtains. The heater has been on all day. Bridget went into hibernation after breakfast, and, except for one very quick potty run, she’s been “undercover” all day. I’ll force her to make another run before bedtime. We will snuggle together all night and keep warm.
Isn’t full-time RVing great? There’s always another adventure to be found down the road and around the snowbank.
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