We’ve now worked our way up into some cooler weather, aided both by the coming of Fall and the latitude. Last Monday, as we walked around outside a museum in Raleigh, NC, I was glad to have remembered a sweatshirt. Maybe some warmer weather in the near future, but we’d better start getting used to the cold.
Our first stop after departure was with some friends, only a few counties northward. While still pretty hot, it seemed fitting to first see some of rural Florida, in some actual rolling hills and with hardly any neighbors in the surrounding woods.
Then we had a long couple days of driving. We made it to Santee State Park in South Carolina, on the shores of Lake Marion. Everyone marveled at the “cool” as we arrived, but during our few days there the weather warmed a bit and was always humid, rain off and on at night. Staying four nights, our entourage of two RVs towing two cars drove a couple more days to Falls Lake, outside Raleigh. Apparently that sector of SC got totally washed away just after we left by moisture from Hurricane Joaquin.
Anyhow, we’re en route to a site outside DC where we can drive in each day for all the sights. Then on to friends and family and the leaves changing in New England.
I’m getting used to driving the 37 feet of RV plus towed car. Watching my 3 having a blast at each stop is of course the highlight. Plus, forever an amateur naturalist, I never know what new plant, mushroom, bug or whatnot will pop up suddenly.
Living in Southern California for 30 years and then Central Florida for the next 20, I’ve never really experienced the cold come down out of the North and take hold. No matter where we end up for the winter months we should get a dose of that. But no pipes freezing solid, I hope.