This year we waited until after the Christmas and New Years holidays were over before heading south for the winter. So, on January 3 we left New Hampshire and headed south. But we did not dawdle. Winter Storm Grayson was approaching and we made a beeline south. The blizzard conditions were expected all up and down the Atlantic coast from New England to Georgia. We figured if we didn’t get going we would might never get out. The first three nights of our trip were spent in hotels since campgrounds were closed, and it was freezing. We took a more inland route to avoid the coastal weather.
This is an abbreviated blog post. Here are a few pictures from the 4,000 miles we drove over the last four weeks.
It’s been a gloomy winter.
And then on to Texas. It’s still chilly. We had to stop at Luling TX for some good Texas BBQ. Luling is an old oil town.
We drove through Joshua Tree National Park. The government had shut down for a few days while we were there. The Visitor Center was closed but we were still able to drive around. We did not see any employees anywhere.
We parked in a camp spot for a picture, but we did not stay overnight.
We had stopped along the way to visit friends and relatives in Alabama and in Arizona. Our daughter is in Los Angeles, that’s why we are here, and will stay in this area for a little while before making a more leisurely return trip to New Hampshire.