* RV Travelogue 2018 *

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1-8 JAN, WETUMPKA AL -- We started the new year recovering from respiratory infections, but so far we both have dodged he flu. We picked up a rescue dog after a family friend alerted us to a little Maltese girl who was living Snowflake beforeoutside Snowflake afterin the severe cold while Alabama was in the midst of record low temps for a bit over a week. Maltese do not have the hair for that kind of living, so we quickly agreed to take her. The owner got her cleaned up, groomed & shots updated and she made a good transition. She is a very sweet and loving 3 yr old, never barks, and just wants to be in a warm lap. Here you see the obvious "before" picture, and the "after" picture ...yep, she is wearing a jacket because she has almost no hair! Other than occasional jealousy by the other two dogs over a lap, she adjusted very quickly & easyily to indoor living. After one more lunch date with a friend, we headed back toward our East Texas home base on the 9th. Hooking up and getting underway was a bit miserable in the cold rain, but at least it was light/intermittent rain! After a long week of sub-freezing temps, we were ready for weather warm enough for liquid precipitation. We were on the road by 9:30am, stopped for fuel and 17 gallon of LP in the early afternoon (that is a lot of LP burned in a short time since our December fillup ...our two LP furnaces are quite thirsty ...we normally use the heat pump but of course it will not work in sub-freezing temps!), and stopped for the night about 5pm in West Monroe LA. Our cost for one night a Pavilion RV Park was $34. It was good that we called ahead to be sure they had a place as they had moved their office and entrance to the other end of the RV park!!

9 JAN, WEST MONROE LA -- After driving all day the day before in the fog and light rain, we woke in West Monroe to continuing fog and drizzle and temps in the low 40's. We got an early departure since the rescue dog we picked up in Alabama decided she needed to go outside shortly after 6am! After dallying a bit, we were on the road shortly after 8am, finally ran out of the drizzle about Shreveport, and arrived at home base just after noon after a final stop for fuel & lunch in Tyler.

RV TRAVELS SUMMARY TO DATE...
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AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, MS,
MT, NC, NB, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY = 38
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PLUS Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory

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