It’s not always warmer on the other side of the hill (or beyond the Michigan borders). November can be gray and unpredictable, so we decided to hightail it to North Carolina to bask in warm sunshine for a week or two. At least, that was the thought….
John winterized the Fireball in Michigan, knowing that we would be towing through temps in the low 30s and 20s. Onboard were two gallons of water (no matter what, we require coffee in the morning). First destination? Lake Alma State Park in Southern Ohio somewhere. Over 400 miles, which is a very long day in the truck for us. We arrived at 5ish, leaving enough time to get setup in fading light. Electric service – great! We can use our little electric space heater, and not have to use propane in the furnace. No water, and no hot water, since that’s all part of the winterization process. There are some pretty rugged pit toilets in the park. Ugh, but it’s only for one night. O.M.G. It was cold! Any body part sticking out of the blanket was frozen (admittedly, we do keep heat at a minimum at night). Temps dipped to about 22 – by far the coldest night we’ve ever spent in the Fireball.
Brrrrrr, but we’re headed to North Carolina! That’s in the South! It’s warm there, right?
So here we are at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, still freezing. It hit 19 last night. Our water hose is hanging on a fence in the bright sunlight, as we try to thaw it. We’re hoping this is the last of the supercold. At least the bathrooms here are pristine, and the showers are hot.
We’re being joined in the next couple of days by other campers with T@Bs and T@DAs as we toast the completion of another camping year. Always fun to meet other folks and share ideas for simple camping.
Now, if it would just warm up 20 or 30 degrees…..