A Lazy Day with a few Reflections

Tuesday October 2nd 2019

I’m not sure what excuse to use for today’s inactivity. I can’t blame it on the cool weather. The temperature got into the mid sixties with bright sunshine and very little wind. Tomorrow will be even better.

Truckee River below the Campground

It was almost ten before I got active this morning as I watched the morning TV from the warmth of my bed. I let the morning sun warm my RV home. By late afternoon the inside temperature was in the high eighties with only the solar gain from the sun producing the warmth. Knowing that I’d need to supplement the heat later in the evening, I resisted the urge to open the windows to cool the RV. On the positive side the warm RV allowed me to take a long and comfortable shower. The cool, almost cold, conditions in the morning and evening had reduced my showers to infrequent, very quick passes through the water followed by a few minutes in front of the heater to warm up and dry off. Once I’m prepared for cold weather by having better power and more propane this issue go away.

Looking upriver at the Truckee River from the campground.

Four years ago today I took delivery of my RV home in Sherman Mississippi. Although I continued to own my house in New Hampshire for another year, I pretty much lived in the motorhome from that day forward. I spent the winter of 2015 to 2016 in Florida. The first half of the winter of 2016 was in Florida and the second half was in Arizona. I spent 2017 in the west between the major mountain ranges returning to Florida in February of 2018. The summer of 2018 was filled with a lot of random wandering in the eastern half of the country with another winter in Florida. This summer was spent in the Northwest, primarily Oregon. Overall I’ve put around 36,000 miles on the RV.

Wildflower blossom of the day

I’ve enjoyed the journey so far and plan to continue. Of all my adventures the visit to Yellowstone NP in June of 2017 stands out as my most memorable location visited. I think about alternative living and travel arrangements now and then, but haven’t come up with anything that meets my needs better. Next up is the winter in Las Vegas followed by touring in the Rocky Mountains area next summer. I will probably be back in Florida for the winter of 2020 to 2021.

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