Saturday, February 12, 2011

dOwN cOmFoRtEr cOcOoN

I wish to thank all the GEESE that gave their DOWN for our comforter…


It saved us from F R E E Z I N G  last night.

You see, we thought BOONDOCKING sounded like fun since we’ve read about many of our Blogger Buddies that do it. So we thought, “Well,WE have a generator too so we’ll try it!”  It worked beautifully the first couple of nights in CA and AZ but the temperature in  Moriarty, NM dropped to a frigid 17°! (That’s not what my Weather.com app forecasted…)The generator simply would not continue to run :(  and we’re not convinced that we really know why it wouldn’t other than the temps…So, after working with it for about an hour, we had a choice to make.

Either drive on after having driven 12 hours already or do what the ESKIMOS do…

no silly, not this…


make a COCOON out of our blankets, sheets,

and our down comforter and tough it out

Sorry I was inside this cocoon so no picture is available.

It worked and we survived!

Tonight we are tucked into a soggy (melting snow) KOA in Oklahoma but the lights are on and it’s warm and toasty in our little home. After a WARM nights rest, we’ll finish the last leg of this trip tomorrow, landing in Paducah, Kentucky. There we’ll gather the rest of our necessities and visit with my parents for a couple of days. Then we’ll head to Missouri to see Robert’s son and change our driver’s licenses before heading to Tulsa for Robert’s next job.

What crazy experiences we’ve had in our first couple of months as full-timers! From making friends with delightful neighbors, learning valuable investment lessons, seeing photos from travel brochures come alive, driving along the cliffs above the ocean, delighting in the warm California sunshine and whispering with Redwoods to replacing a frig door, repairing a leaky slide, almost leaving a park with the TV antenna up, surviving a 17° sleepover, and recovering from $4.45/gal diesel! yikes!  

But the most important part is that we’re experiencing these things together


even with the little setbacks, we wouldn’t change a thing…

aside from winning the lottery maybe… 


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Blessings Y’all


heyduke50 said...

we are soon to experience many of those things as well...

Judy and Emma said...

Guess I'll never be a boondocker. I couldn't stand 17* with no hookups. :)

Russ Krecklow said...

So happy you're doing well and loving it. Having fun together in all circumstances is one of the best things about being in an RV with your best friend and spouse.

Take care, and stay warm.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Good to hear you are enjoying adventure together.

Donna aka Froggi said...

Yup, we learned that lesson the hard way. If the temps are forecasted below 30, we find an RV park. Our generator is propane and we found that the draw of running it and the heater when it's that cold is too much and the tanks freeze (not really, but that's what it seems like...stops running anyway).

Same thing if it's super hot out and we need A/C at night. If we run the generator all night it's about the same cost as a Passport America 50% park. LOL!

Dennis and Donna said...

We love out down comforter!!! Have them on all our beds in the house and fiver!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

A great "Plan B" to fall back on. One of these days, we will get warm again, but until then, keep that comforter handy. ;c)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Oh my you two must have been huddled together like little eskimo's Burrrr.Thank goodness you are warm now.
I know where Paducah is now! its very close to my Sister and Brother n law..
You two keep safe and big hugs,

Debbie Goode said...

Being together...through all those ups and downs...that is the very best!

Sonia said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow /Hey thanks man!! you are so good. I think this the perfect work.

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John and Ellen said...

Kathy thanks for the nice comment today. Wow you guys sound busy. Glad your first two months have been exciting for you!


Ronda said...

Hi Kathy, I just started following your blog. My husband and I just bought a motorhome last year. You are doing exactly what we hope to do someday. I have read a few of your posts so far and have really enjoyed them. I look forward to future posts from you.

Erik's RV Blog said...


My wife is Ronda, she posted right above me. I love your blog, it's off the cuff and so original I have really enjoyed reading it from beginning to this one!

Congrats on fulltiming and also for being so funny and real.


Erik's RV Blog said...


How does he land these jobs or is it with one company in multiple locations? I wish my back could handle that kind of work, my blood sugar would be awesome!

Sadly unless somebody can fully rebuild backs I'm stuck behind a desk. :(

I hope you're having fun!


Maureen said...

Glad you got through the cold night!
We like your together theme...we do everything TOGETHER!!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Ooooorrrrr you could boil some rocks, tuck them in your buttcheeks, and stay warm that way ;) I'm not responsible for any damage that may occur for following my ridorculous advice!

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