Blasting off soon! My original plan was to leave Monday, New Year's Eve, but the weather may hasten my departure. The overnight lows have been flirting with dipping below freezing albeit briefly. I haven't winterized (other than emptying the tanks) so I'm trying to dodge a bullet.
But it looks like I may be leaving as soon as Saturday and going as far south on I-10 as I can the first day in order to escape the cold temps. So much for my plan of Wal-Mart camping en route - looks like I'll need hookups after all.
However, that gives me plenty of time to arrive in Austin by Thursday in order to coincide with my friend Sharon's work schedule.
Fortunately, my engine battery died on Xmas Day.
Fortunately as in I-wasn't-at-some-rest-area-when-it-happened. We jump-charged the GDB and took it in the next morning. The load-test indicated a new battery was in order. I'm hoping that the battery just died of old age (the chassis is a 2009 and wasn't driven much at all in its past life). The alternative - that something I can't locate is draining the battery - is too gruesome to contemplate.
So I've made my packing list and checked it twice. Time to start loading up!
I'll miss John and Doris like crazy but I'm also looking forward to the sunny Southwest.