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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Day 1 1/3/17 - I Get An Early Start

This is my 4th year of travels, and my 3rd in my Prius.  If you have questions for me please pass them along and I will answer them.  You can post your questions to the blog or send a private message to my email.  


Wintertime makes for some interesting weather maps.  Above this Intellicast current conditions says I will be driving in the rain for many hours today as I head south.

The reason I chose today to leaves day early was it provided me mild temperatures as I drive through the first cold front.  The second cold front will come through Wednesday pm with below freezing temperatures. 

My goal is to be able to take I20 across TX before the next storm system hits that state.  If it is stormy in Northern TX I will head south to cross TX on I10, but this is a much longer route. 

I was communicating with a new member of Cheap RV Living that will be traveling to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) and I told her that the biggest issue of traveling from the east coast is the weather. In fact it is important to be able to read weather maps and radar loops. 
 

So after my 8:00 am Dentest appointment and a quick visit to say goodbye to mom I was on my way and plan to stay in VA tonight while it is still in the 40's.

It was 34 degrees with light rain / drizzle in town as I left and side roads were slippery. 


With a stop in Danbury, CT for my Ice Tea  fix and bathroom break, and later for fuel at a Flying J truck stop outside of Harrisburg, PA, I drove to VA for the night covering about 550 miles.

350 miles were in the rain.

I made dinner this evening in my Prius using my new rice cooker that runs on 12 volts.  I did this while fumbling around getting used to this Prius Vandwelling again.


Brent

macaloney@hotmail.com


6 comments:

  1. Have a great trip Brent, looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

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    1. Bryce,

      Thanks!

      It was great meeting Sunday.

      Brent

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  2. That's a good first day! Can I follow your blog getting updates in my email? I'm using a tablet or phone most of the time and don't see an option.
    Happy Trails! I'm sooooo jealous!!!

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    1. Cyndi,

      From my main page www.macaloney.blogspot.com below the line st the top that says "In search of all the good in life." There is a space that is white to put your email address to subscribe. After entering the address click the Submit button on the right.

      If you are on a mobile device click on the full site Word's below the posts and before my bio and it will take you to this home page as the mobile version does not have it.

      Brent

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  3. Happy 2017! Hope you have a wonderful trip and tell us your experience. Best wishes.

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes.

      Rushing through states to get to AZ. In AL now haven driven 1100 since I left MA yesterday.

      Brent

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