Snow in southeastern Arizona!

Friday, December 28, at home in Arizona

“Oh, Reggie . . . . NOW?”

I mumble my way to my feet, slip into my slippers, and shuffle behind Reggie who is in a hurry for the back door.   (Reggie can’t always make it through the night without a potty break.  The long nights of winter make it even more challenging for him.)

On the way through the kitchen, I glance at the digital clock on the range — 2:14 a.m.

Flip on the outside light, slide open the door . . . .

“Oh my gosh, Reg!  It SNOWED!”

Roger soon bolts around the corner, dashes past my legs, and joins his buddy to find out what’s going on.

“It snowed, guys!”  I exclaim, stating the obvious again.  I step out onto the patio and from the porch light can see there’s a complete covering of white over everything.

The boys “sniff and lift” and hurry back to the warmth of the house.

Well, isn’t this a treat . . . .

When we wake, the sun is already up.

“Let’s go out in the snow, guys!”

Out the front door, we find the porch landing and steps are covered in slush.  Roger plows through as if oblivious; Reggie hesitates.  Before I can lift him to carry him over, he gingerly hop-steps his way through the ice and water.

Gotta’ keep up with Roger!

I’m momentarily disappointed that the snow scenes aren’t fresh and pristine for the camera, but it’s fun anyway, having this change come over our property.  (I’d sing a different tune if I had to deal with ice and snow for weeks or months at a time!)

The boys make an admirable effort to patrol the property.  Reggie tries to walk with only one paw touching the cold ground at any given time.

Some photos are dim because it’s still early in the morning.  

A snow-adorned yucca . . .

An ice-bearing rose . . . .

This isn’t the first time the Best Little Trailer has had snow on her roof!

We were caught in snow at camps in New Mexico, California, Wyoming, and Utah.  Maybe more  camps that I’m not recalling . . . .

First I check the bird bath and find the ice has melted.  

Next I fill the bowl-type bird feeder and top off the hanging feeders.

It would be nice to have photos of the birds feasting.

I try to sneak a shot from the porch.  This startles the birds, so I back off, not wanting to give the creatures more stress.  Immediately the feeders become a “hot bed” of activity again!

Enjoy your breakfast in peace, little ones . . . . 

What?  

No scenes of the boys romping in the snow?

Ha.  These guys are chihuahuas.  This snow stuff is too weird.  The last thing they want to do is roll around in it.  That’s for those other breeds!

One of the things I’m enjoying . . . .

Having never lived a winter in southeastern Arizona, I’m curious about what weather we get during our first winter here.  I note our first snow came during the early morning hours of December 28th.

If the forecasts for lows in the 20s for the coming week pan out, this will be our first, real “cold snap” of the season.

Not bad.

Before long, we’ll have a warming trend.  I can live with this!

In fact, I like it!

rvsue

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94 Responses to Snow in southeastern Arizona!

  1. Pretty amazing — and pretty! We’ve just recently gotten snow here in Utah too.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Arden! CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING FIRST!

      Snow in Utah is so pretty… whether against the red rocks or on forest boughs… wherever. There’s such a variety of landscapes in Utah!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Did you get snow in Phoenix, rita?

      • No. But we’ve had snow a time or two and snow on the higher mountains in the valley. Sometimes on a clear day, we can see snow on the Bradshaw, McDowell, Estrella, and Four Peaks. We are a little over 1,000 feet above sea level but Tucson and further south the elevation gets higher…hence the rivers run north into Phoenix.

  2. Cat M says:

    I am a newbie here, but I love reading about you and your pups.

    I started reading your blog from the beginning at the first part of this year, and am only behind a little over four years. LOL

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cat M, and welcome to my blog! You are now a blogorino!

      What part of the country or world are you writing from? I hope we hear from you again.

      Thank you for reading my blog from the beginning. That’s one of my favorite compliments. 🙂

  3. Ken Canada says:

    Happy New Year

    Hi Pauline and Sue and Nancy

  4. ReneeG from Idaho says:

    Wow! Snow!

  5. Cat M says:

    Sorry, I forgot to add my location, but I live about a 10 minute drive east of Arrowhead Stadium (home of my Kansas City Chiefs)!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Cat M. Now you seem more real to me, which is odd . . .

      Anyway . . .

      Another blogorino from Kansas! Fantastic! 🙂

      • Cat M says:

        Hey girl, I am NOT from Kansas the land of Oz. LOL But I am real, and from Kansas City, Missouri!

        Don’t worry though because a lot of people do not realize that Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, are almost like the same city, except they are across the state line from each other.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Too funny!

          Okay, in my defense… I did hesitate to write that. I even asked the web “Is Kansas City in Kansas?” Hahaha. See, I had some doubt there. 🙂

          • rvsueandcrew says:

            Oh, I forgot to add….

            YAY!!! ANOTHER BLOGORINO FROM MISSOURI!!!

          • Cat M says:

            It really IS funny because I have had so many people who thought I was from Kansas when I told them I was from Kansas City. LOL

            Speaking of snow though, in the Kansas City area (Kansas & Missouri), we had 5½” of snow, or more, on November 25th!

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      Welcome, Cat! 🙂

  6. Haha, now that I’ve read more thoroughly, I’ll add a note about dogs frolicking in the snow — our golden retriever (who actually spent the first 5 years or so of his life in Costa Rica, so snow was a new thing to him when we moved to Utah) not only rolls around in it, but just lays down in it and hangs out. Often I can’t get him to come back inside cause he’s just so happy in the snow!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Oh, that’s a precious anecdote, Arden.

      Gee, dogs have to put up with a lot, no doubt about that, not being able to talk and all, but when they find something they like, they really, really, really know how to enjoy themselves.

      Golden retrievers are great dogs.

  7. Elaine Magliacane says:

    Here in Charleston SC, got hot enough in the house to day to switch over to A/C… and here I read it is SNOWING in Az… crazy weather for sure.

  8. Cynthia in San Clemente says:

    I know I’ve seen pictures of the BLT in snow, but I can’t remember seeing pics of the boys in the snow. They are just too cute, but I don’t blame them for not wanting to roll and frolic in the white stuff – their coats just aren’t designed for cold! And your yard looks really pretty with a dusting of white. Luckily, I doubt you get too many inches at once so you won’t have a big mess to clean up or ice to walk or drive across. That wind you mentioned in your last post made it our way – I woke up a number of times last night to hear the wind chimes in our back yard ringing loudly and it continues to be windy today.

    I swear this must be my season to deal with dog issues. After Sammy’s surgery and recovery, now Lucy has an issue. On Christmas Eve morning she was sitting in my lap and started trembling all over her body, almost like a seizure. It lasted almost 4 or 5 minutes and she was clearly upset even after it stopped. Jim and I both chalked it up to the loud rain outside, although we’ve had rain just as loud in the past and she never reacted like that. The rest of the day and next two days she was fine, eating and walking on her usual schedule. Then yesterday morning, at about the same time, she had another episode of trembling, again for 4 or 5 minutes. So … we’re going to the vet this afternoon to get her checked out. Again … grateful for pet insurance.

    I think I will start gradually putting away Christmas decorations today. Usually I wait until New Years day, but since I put them up so early this year (the day after Thanksgiving), I kind of want to get the house cleaned up and ready for the new year. Plus, we just got our electric bill and the tree lights and outdoor lights must be contributing to the spike. I always laugh at how “naked” the house looks after I put all the decorations away and then I gradually get used to it again!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cynthia,

      I always enjoy your comments, excepting, of course, news of sickness in you, Jim, your family, or your dogs. Do let us know what the vet says about Lucy.

      You are early taking down the decorations. I can understand you wanting to do so. It always gave me a good feeling to have all the stuff gone and packed away. Naked is nice. 🙂

      • Cynthia in San Clemente says:

        Took Lucy to the vet yesterday afternoon and she (the vet) seemed stumped because all her vitals were good. However, Lucy is the age (about 5-ish) where epilepsy could start. The vet drew some blood and now it’s just wait for the results and wait to see if she has any more seizures. Otherwise, she’s acting normal!

  9. Annie/Oregon coast says:

    Would love to wake up and find a little bit of snow outside!! (operative word little bit). As always love the pictures and hearing about the winter season in Arizona and settling in to your lovely new home. Wishing you and the doggies the very best in 2019!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Annie. I wish the same for you and yours. I appreciate the feedback on topic of winter in Arizona.

      Someone commented with surprise that Arizona gets snow. Yes, in the mountains and higher elevations like around Flagstaff, snow is common in winter. I think it’s fair to say most people in southeastern AZ live in the lower elevations, rather than on mountains. Even so, once you get toward 4,000 feet or above, snow is a possibility.

  10. rvsueandcrew says:

    Readers… Before I leave to fix myself some lunch and get on with my day, I want to post a link to one of our blogorino’s blogs. Several of us enjoy books and Robin has posted her “Best Reads of 2018″ list.

  11. Jolene/Iowa says:

    Hi Sue and Everyone!

    We woke up to snow this morning as well in southwest Iowa. We have had wonderful warm weather the last few weeks but that is about over, sadly. Harley, our Boston Terrier doesn’t like the snow and cold at all. He stays out the least amount of time he has to.

    On another note, have any of the blogorino’s gotten the Echo, Echo Dot or similar devices yet? OMGosh, I was given one for a Christmas gift and I am having so much fun with it. This morning I said, good morning to Alexa and was greeted and then told about Stan Lee and given a word for the day. Cracked me up. You will never be lonely with Alexa in the house! LOL

  12. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    We don’t have snow in the forecast, thank goodness. Just rain and more rain. It has been warm here but that is supposed to change next week, back to the 20-40 range. Unfortunately, continuing with rain. We had terrible storms yesterday. We had so many lightening strikes simultaneously that the ground was shaking like an earthquake. Scaaarry!!!

  13. Nora now in Dauphin Island says:

    Hi Sue,
    My chihuahua, Kobie, won’t even get his feet wet when it rains, as it’s been doing for a month now. Can’t imagine what he would do in the snow. Snow is always pretty to look at but I had enough of shoveling it, driving in it, etc. when I lived up north.
    The campground here in Alabama has been flooded several times in the last month, well at least by several inches. not by feet and it’s supposed to rain for the next week at least. It did warm up a bit though so I’m not complaining except for the boredom.
    Happy New Year.

  14. Diann in MT says:

    Hi, Sue and Blogorinos,
    Jeeze. I read every comment. You are all so interesting. For one thing, I will buy that Luci light for sure. Next paycheck. Then onto Cynthia’s dog, Lucy. Good luck and God speed for her.
    I am so amazed that your neck of the woods experienced what I call a Spring snowstorm–here today, gone tomorrow. It’s also refreshing to see it through the eyes of someone who appreciates it. Winter is slowly coming on in Southcentral Montana. I’ll take what we have experienced so far. Predictable, and nothing like the snowy deluge we were under last year. Thank God for that.
    Thanks, Sue, for another look into your sweet life.
    Diann

    • Suzicruzi says:

      Hi Diann,
      I can’t help but comment;
      We are the ones who love our Luci Lites. We keep them charged and I write in my journal at night in our camper bed with just one light. We keep the other charged nearby. During the day we keep one on the dash in the van, or out on the bumper, so one is always fully charged and ready to go.

      Last week we stayed with a friend in Yuma, and sadly, drove off leaving a Luci going bumpity-bump down the road in front of their place. We hadn’t missed it yet- and later she texted a picture of it and said; ”missing anything?” Oh, my lower lip hung down in sadness. Lol. I for some reason am so attached to my Lucis. Perhaps b/c they were one of my first purchases a year ago in preparing for this journey of ours. I used them in the house for fun that year, waiting to hit the road , and being SO excited to be able to officially use them when we picked up our Casita this past July. Ha!

      You can bet I already replaced the missing “sister” , AND, just in case, I got a third Luci. You will love you Luci! Also, did I mention they float? They are just so nifty to have around, and they have lots of uses. Cheers! Suzi

      • Dawn in NC says:

        Hi Suzi! I love to hear about your adventures on the road! Please keep us updated! I got a Luci light for Christmas 🎄. I want it for my emergency supplies. I was impressed that it came fully charged! It’s really pretty. I like it a lot. Hope you are having safe travels!

  15. Diann in MT says:

    Oh, heck ya!
    Just read Jolene’s comments about the Echo. I am going to get one of those for my husband. He will enjoy the company. HeeHee!

    • Jolene/Iowa says:

      They are so fun Diann! I have my free Pandora account linked to it and it will play my music for me. I can be cooking in the kitchen and tell Alexa to add to my shopping list. Tell her to start a timer for me if I am baking. So many different things and you can get them right on Amazon! I will let Sue post a link!

      • Diann in MT says:

        Sweeeet…

      • Diann in MT says:

        Confirmed! HaHa. His birthday is in June. I will bring Echo into our home then, but I have been reluctant. I will put it in his “TV Room.” It will be nowhere near me, as it will constantly correct my swear words!!! Thanks, again.

  16. Dawn in Michigan says:

    Snow can be fun. Even here in Michigan I can admit that. And now that I’m retired snow bothers me less and less. No stress trying to get through it to work by an appointed time. I can just enjoy how pretty it can be. BUT…snow in Arizona? I don’t think I’d really enjoy that. If I was out there I’d probably be there to AVOID snow! But I guess I could live with it if it only lasts a little while.

    Katie, my sheltie-girl LOVES snow, and can’t wait to chase snowballs when she can entice me out into it. And she never wants to come back inside as soon as I do once we romp around a bit.

    Enjoy your slice of winter weather…looking forward to finding out what happens next!

  17. Lisa W says:

    The snow never seems to last long on the ground in SE Arizona. The mountains will usually maintain their snowy mantle until late spring. I was so surprised when I first went to Fort Huachuca in late April of 1989 to see snow capped mountains and short wearing weather. It won’t be long until you are in the 60s or low 70s again.

  18. AZ Jim says:

    I love dogs but here is a little lifesaver that would be a welcome on my bed on a cold night. Read the little story about this little hero…Happy New Year

    https://people.com/pets/cats-saves-diabetic-owner-petco-foundation/

  19. Jan Johnson from Greenville GA says:

    I wish we got more snow here in Georgia, but I’ll take a dusting every couple of years over what the North gets! I slide all over the place in it, but we do love playing in it. Ours is usually soggy, too, but one year we had a fine dry powder for a few days and it was wonderful to play in with the dogs.

    How do you northern folks get to work every day? We had an ice storm here in the Atlanta area a few years ago that was very unexpected, and people were stranded on the highway, some for a couple of days! It was really cold. Strangers along the highway were taking people in. People were taking out food and hot chocolate. There was a Facebook page a lady started that I followed, and it was so heartwarming to see how people were working together to help those stranded.

    We got made fun of by the north, but this was not snow! It was a thick layer of ice, and people could not drive without their car sliding around. I was so glad to be safe in my home!

    • Denise - Richmond VA says:

      Hi, Jan,

      I understand! Stay safely inside your warm home.

      Richmond is on the snow line and usually gets sleet, freezing rain, and ice along with snow, which makes getting around very hazardous. North and West of town usually gets snow, and East of town usually gets mostly rain.

      The big difference of living in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states versus those states North and West of us is that they know how to deal with snow. They have the proper equipment and know how & when to treat the roads. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. School was closed only one time due to snow. At 16, my Dad took me to get my driver’s license during a blizzard! When we moved to Virginia, my Dad used say, “They close schools around here if there is spit in the wind!” 🙂

  20. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Hi, Sue,

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of your snowy morning. What a nice surprise! Reggie and Roger were on tippy toes, trying to avoid it – too cute! 🙂

    One of my sisters bought a pair of Echos for their home (Sue, sorry, I could not locate the ANSI#). They put an Echo on each floor, and linked them together. Christmas morning, she and her husband were surprising each other with music requests. She was upstairs getting dressed, and he was downstairs fixing breakfast. They love their Amazon Echos.

    Have a good evening, Sue! Sending you, Reggie, and Roger lots of love and hugs from me and Gracie pup! xo 🙂

  21. Becky in NJ says:

    Wow! *Almost* a white Christmas!
    Here on the east coast, it is just rain-rain-rain….

  22. Jean in Southaven, says:

    Hi, Sue. I haven’t posted in awhile because I have gone back to work part-time. Retirement is nice, but when you do not have enough money to do what you want to do it can get boring. Soooo, back to work I go. Working at Kroger Grocery Store here in Southaven. I am enjoying it and it is very close to my house.

    I was surprised that you have snow. It is warmer here than it is in southern Arizona. We have been in the 60’s during the day and 40’s at night. Going to get cold for New Year’s though. I don’t want snow when I have to drive. I am enjoying your blog, just sometimes I have to read it a day or two late. Will the rose with the snow on it survive? or will all the blooms fall off with the cold?

  23. Columbus Calvin says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed the snow and glad you didn’t have to shovel it or drive in it.

    I didn’t comment right away because I went to another part of the city, bought a bicycle, and rode it home. The weather couldn’t have been better. The morning rained, but this afternoon the sun came out and the temperature rose into the 50s. I’ll probably pay for it tomorrow, but I had a beautiful ride on the best bike I’ve had lately. Given the health issues I’ve been having, it’s also a very good sign at about 9 miles with no issues. Tomorrow will be average for this time of year, around 20 degrees colder. (This is Ohio, where Mother Nature goes when she has mood swings.)

    We have had the second-wettest year on record and we may yet exceed the old record. Oh well. At least we’re not having snow right now. I got enough of that many years ago, which is probably the attitude of your snowbird neighbors in that part of the state.

  24. Linda in Minnesota says:

    One winter we visited my hometown in central Illinois when they had lots of snow on the ground but the roads were clear. Sunday morning I was getting ready for church but no one else was. I said we’d drive if they were nervous about driving in the snow. They said we’d be fine driving but there will be nowhere to park when we get there.

    If you’ve lived in Minnesota you know that you have to push the first plowed snow way back from the street to have room to put later plowed snow. They didn’t do that so the freshly plowed snow was piled in the parking lanes.

    It’s all in what you are prepared for. This winter I am prepared to enjoy the view of the nature center across the street from the warmth of the inside of my windows.

  25. chas in pa says:

    Weird weather.Near 60 degrees here in PA today.2 weeks ago below zero.

  26. John says:

    13.5 inches of snow here in Duluth, MN.

  27. Carlene and Corky central New Mexico says:

    Your guys look better in the snow than Corky, but we’ve got 4-5 inches and with the low temps that central New Mexico is to have over the next week it will be dangerous out there because of the ice. I know the shutdown is not good but we would be shut down now because of Mother Nature and snow. Auto tour closed, can’t make out the roadways.

    I’m always happy to read about you, Reggie and Roger settling into the new home, and have a stationary Christmas is so different than the recent past. Very happy for your new joy.
    Now wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

  28. Barb from Hoquiam says:

    Hi Sue and all!
    I haven’t been able to do much but sneak peeks at things going on… miss y’all!
    Work is hectic and chaotic.
    Racy does the same thing! Silly pups!

    Hugs from Hoquiam !

  29. Geri from the FL panhandle says:

    Not quite enough snow for a snowman ⛄, but you might get a snow ball or two to toss at Reggie and Roger! 😂
    Crazy weather here too, rain, rain and more rain!
    Tallahassee has had 20 inches above normal rainfall this year! The only pretty sunny day we have had lately was Saturday at the Farmers Market! Glad for that too because our sales were great! Supposed to have more rain tonight too with “abundant thunder and lightning” , to quote the weather girl 😄
    Happy New Years to all you rowdy blogerinos and hug Reggie and Roger from us PLEASE!
    Geri & Chuck

  30. ApplegirlNY says:

    ATTENTION, BLOGORINOS… Your help is needed. — Sue

    Prayer Request, please.
    A few days before Christmas our oldest son had a terrible workplace accident. He has lost the thumb on his right hand as well as most of his palm (crushed in a huge machine). He is 26 years old, and such a great kid. Hard worker and a very kind young man. He got married just last year. His pain has been very difficult for the hospital to manage and he’s been through 2 rounds of surgery, with probably a year long struggle ahead of him. Prayers for him and his wife and for us as well. It’s been a nightmare.

    Don’t mean to be a bummer, but we are really looking for prayer. Prayer for release from his pain, and for him to be encouraged. Today was the first day I saw him smile in a long time. My heart is broken, even though I know it will be OK at some point in time.

    No platitudes, please, I’m selfishly not in the mood. I will be there someday, but not today. I know there are prayer warriors on this blog, so, please remember us.

    Thank you.

  31. Hilogene in Az says:

    Happy New Year RV Sue! So glad that you like Arizona :). We live in Phoenix, and wish we lived a bit further from civilization but our jobs were here and now we are settled. Any place that has snow and 120 temps has to be paradise!

    Happy 2019 and the best to Roger and Reggie.

  32. Suzicruzi says:

    Hi Sue, good morning from Darby Wells. 🎤 Baby it’s cold outside… “but the fire inside is delightful…” 🎼. HaHa! That would be the propane burners turned on to make coffee, and one extra just for good measure! 😆 We are huddled in our little Casita waiting for the sun to shine it’s love on us from over the little ridge! Her rays ☀️⚡️ Are about to descend on us as I type! 🔥😁. Wouldn’t you know- my first Snowbird Winter, and there would be freezing temps and snow down here! Ha!

    Seeing that you have snow in your yard confirms our plan; we are staying put until the cold snap goes away. No point moving until we find a warmer place, and nothing looks any warmer this week!

    I feel happy that you got a small shot of snow during the holiday season. Nothing made me feel more like Christmas than a bit of the white stuff to look at for a few days. Problem was, where I lived the rain came shortly after, turning the snow to slush, and then it was gone as fast as it came. Not only that, once the rains descended on the PNW, it hung around for 7 months! I am happy to be out of there right now.

    Happy day my friend! Stay cozy, and enjoy the moments. Loves to your two cuties, hugs to all!

    Suzi

  33. Terri in Tx., for now says:

    Well we will be moving to Albuquerque soon and Yikes! Lots of snow there now! It will definitely be different! We are looking forward to this new adventure in our lives. Thanks Robin for the book lists. I am intrigued by the book “1001 books to read before you die”. Love the snow pictures RV Sue and the pups are cute, as usual.

    • Columbus Calvin says:

      I’ve been following Albuquerque’s weather too. I might be moving somewhere because my lungs don’t like the humidity here. Maybe I’ll go a little further south. Sue’s description of summer in Southern Arizona sounds more like my kind of place.

  34. weather says:

    Bless you for letting the little birds eat their breakfast in peace, Sue. There will be plenty of future opportunities for you to photograph them feasting. Now, especially, with the colder temperatures you are experiencing,they need the warmth from the calories in the food you so graciously provide for them.

    Gosh,I’m glad you were treated with some snow for a fun change around your home! It’s nice for Reggie and Roger to have a whole house in which to play when the ground is too cold for them to enjoy outside. Their high level of energy would make being cooped up inside the sweet little BLT on cold, snowy days feel a bit strained.

    While you were happy to have an unusually cold and picturesque day, here in Central NY State yesterday we had an unusually warm for late December (54 degrees) day of alternating sunshine and purple mists on the lake and in the sky.

  35. Desert Ginger says:

    Well, for the record, I live in Tucson which I think is not far from Sue at all, maybe 50 miles or so, and we didn’t have any snow…yet. Could happen. We had snow the first winter I lived here. But after 10 years in upstate NY I have had enough snow in my life. I especially hated the ground being so slippery. I had several bad falls. So I love AZ.

    I’m having a quiet weekend. I bought some black eyed peas fir New Year’s Day. If you grew up in the south you know that if you want to have good luck in the coming year you have to eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day. I think I’ll make some potato salad too and have a bit of steak. That will be good. Beyond that I’m considering driving Uber and Lyft. I have several friends doing that and they make good money. I need to make a few hundred a month to live comfortably.

  36. Dawn in NC says:

    Hi Sue, I recently bought these as stocking stuffers and they were well liked. Kay Dee Designs My Journal Butterfly Garden Krinkle Flour Sack Towel ASIN number B01B9NCLV2

    It’s funny to see the boys’ reaction to snow! ❄️ My cats don’t go outside, but I wonder how my kittens would react! I’ve thought about getting them harnesses so I could take them outside. However, being in a condo near a busy street, I don’t have a lot of access to green space right outside my house!

  37. Don in Alaska says:

    Thanks for the photos.

    Reminds me of when I lived in Tucson. See the snow in the mountains. Drive up and play in the snow. Leave when you get too cold..

    Drive back home, have a sunbath. Temps top out to the low 80s….

    Now, I just leave the house to shovel the driveway and clean off Das Auto – again, again and again….

    Happy New Year! to all.

  38. A Gal and a cat in Fl. says:

    Love the pics of light snow. What an occasional treat. We used to get some once in a while in North Georgia when I lived there but no such luck here in Florida. Shorts and T short weather here all week. I was so enjoying the cooler weather and great sleeping. Now a/c at night. booooo. But eventually it will cool off. Your little Chi chi’s are not cold weather dogs. Look sniff and back in again. I get that. Actually my cat is that way too even though he is a Persian with coat. Loves warm and heat actually but not cold. He has a sweater he wears when we go west in the spring!
    Have fun and enjoy your lovely home Sue.

    • Lusha says:

      Dear A Gal and a Cat-
      My long-haired ragdolls are the same way! You’d think their all that hair they would be warm- nope! Jake crawls under the blankets and spends the day snoozing away 🙂

      I read with interest that you travel with your cat. We are getting ready to hit the road in a class C with our two boys (12 years old). We are trying to slowly acclimate them to their new space prior to some short warm up trips. Do you have any other recommendations for helping their transition? Thank you 🙂

      • A Gal and a cat in FL says:

        Cats are pretty adaptable. Take them out there if your MH is at the house. Let them wander and explore. Bring their toys or bed, something familiar. Of course you too with them. Maybe spend the night in it? Moving is another story but they do chill after a while. Mine was older when we started and he did fine as long as I am there. Now an old pro and never bolts out or anything. Knows the leash and harness very well and waits for it. They make great travelers and you’d be surprised how many are actually out there in t trailers and motorhomes! You just don’t see them as much as you do dogs. Good luck, yours will do fine.

  39. Rita says:

    I was overnighting at a rest stop in Las Cruces and woke up to snow. Finally got the Casita to Arizona and warmer temps

  40. Bob west says:

    Snow is gone in southern Wisconsin. Should be back soon. Picking up motorhome from storage and heading south to Florida in the morning. A lot more cold and snow coming.

  41. Willow/Az says:

    Happy New Year Sue and adorable Crew…. Its been chilly here in Az. I’m usually wearing lighter cloths I have been bundling up and have the heater turned up too.
    Tula ( my little dog) and I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year with lots of happiness. We are planning a quiet time, going out for pizza with friends at the local Italian restaurant then home for a movie.

  42. Lusha says:

    Hello Sue-

    New visitor to your site. You’ve been highly recommended on several blogs we follow. Can’t wait to check out your older posts. My husband and I are just about a month away from leaving our M-F 8-5 jobs and beginning our travel life. We’re moderately experienced RVers and avid hikers/backpackers. I look forward to continuing to learn through your information.

    Happy 2019 to you and The Crew!
    Lusha Evans at Evans Outdoor Adventures

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Lusha. Welcome to my blog and to Blogorinoland!

      I’m happy you’re going to read the older posts. If a post topic interests you, I suggest you read the comments, too. Blogorinos share a lot of good information and advice!

      Congratulations on your rapidly approaching retirement and your decision to travel! 2019 is going to be a banner year for you and your crew! 🙂

  43. Li says:

    A very Happy New Year to you and the boys!

  44. Lisa, Dad, Tommie and Buddy in FL says:

    Hi Applegirl,
    Prayers going up for your son and family.

    Sue,
    sorry if this has been asked and answered, but, do you have a furnace in your house? Dad and I have a gas furnace in ours and we were blessing the AC guys who made some recent repairs. Even folks in the tropics need heat now and then, but please, no snoow. LOL

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Lisa,

      Yes, we have a whole-house heater/air conditioner (American Standard) that works very well. I think the property inspector called it a hybrid, which I think means it runs on electric and gas, which I think means electric for one and gas for the other, which I think means I don’t know what I’m talking about. 🙂

      I’m glad you’re all set for whatever temps you have.

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