Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Watching the Weather

 Winter storm Gail is sweeping towards the Northeast starting this Wednesday. We've been watching the weather forecasts carefully to see how it will impact our trip. We rescheduled our COVID 19 tests from Thursday to Wednesday thinking we might get snowed in for a day here. The most recent forecasts show the greatest impact around New York City up to Boston. Our route south takes us south through Bennington over to Albany, down the New York Thruway to the Garden State Parkway and the NJ Turnpike. Our plans are to leave on Saturday so we can get 2 or 3 hours along our route towards Maryland. We would just stay overnight in a Walmart or CamperWorld parking lot south of Albany. On Sunday then we'd have only 4 or 5 hours left for the trip. Hopefully, by Saturday the roads will be good. We could leave on Sunday but that would mean a full 7 plus hour day. 

Our first RV park reservations are near my sister's on the Maryland shore - Bar Harbor RV Park and Marina for two nights, December 20 and 21. Then we'll head south to be near our son James, daughter-in-law Morgen and our 2-year-old grandson Kolya in Washington DC. We have reservations at Cherry Hill Park RV Park in College Park, MD for 5 nights. All of us that will be together on Christmas are being tested and quarantining so we can be inside together. 

Right now the house is a mess with Xmas wrappings and last-minute boxes being mailed. Then there are big plastic containers of food that will go into the truck cab. An inventory of their contents is taped on the top of each. Containers of tools and summer clothes are already packed and stowed away. We could go without a trip to the supermarket for weeks, longer if we didn't want fresh veggies. 
Wish us luck! We'll update you as the situation becomes clearer.

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