Monday morning, December 5:
Oh, boy. The snow is coming down fast. The wind is blowing it sideways. I’m sitting on my bed in the corner of the Casita looking out the back window. It started to snow about five minutes ago and already the ground is turning white. The television says the wind chill is in the teens. I don’t need the tv to know that. The crew did their business on the fly this morning. For once Spike didn’t tug on his leash trying to convince me to let him stay outside longer!
Everyone at Riverside Campground at Caballo Lake is hunkered down to wait out this storm.
Well, not everyone. There goes a lady in a winter coat and ski hat running from campsite to campsite, trying to get water out of the campground spigots. Those faucets are the first thing to freeze. It looks like she got some from the campsite next to mine. She’s heading back to her motorhome.
I’m glad I bought some jugs of water yesterday at Walmart! I also picked up some rv antifreeze which I poured down the shower drain last night. Now I’m worried my fresh water tank might freeze. Ain’t this exciting!
Just as I’m thinking what a bad day it is to be on the roads, my cellphone rings.
It’s Kathy calling to cancel their visit planned for this morning. Not surprising! She tells me “It’s really windy up here! We’re going to turn on the propane heater because the trailer’s heater just isn’t doing the job”. She adds, “When the dogs huddle together, it’s too cold!”
I’m going to venture out to get a photo for you while the wind has let up a bit.
Mission accomplished! Now it’s time for some hot tea! Talk to you later.
Update! Monday afternoon, December 5:
The snow and wind continue. At times I can barely see the next campsite. The crew and I are secure and warm inside our frosty egg-home. These photos are a better update than any words I might write . . .
I didn’t change the exposure on these photos. The grayness comes from snow flurries blocking sunlight. I’ll try to take some more photos later today and post another update.
Bye for now!
Five o’clock update:
It’s still snowing!
I didn’t see any photos like this on the state park website!
This photo says it all!
Thanks to everyone for your comments. I appreciate all the advice and encouragement!