|Where the front RV tire was buried in ice|
Before we left, Chad checked everything over really good and added air to the tires as needed. We stopped about a mile after we left to add brake fluid. You may remember back in October that we had noticed some problems with the brakes. Apparently the fluid leaked out gradually over time. He says there is more maintenance required on the brakes. He actually has a long list of things maintenance to do for the RV. It's just been too icy and cold to do it. He has hopes of getting everything done much easier in VA.
On Saturday evening, we stopped at a rest area to stay the night in Harrisburg, PA. It was going to be a nice relaxing evening....until we checked the weather report. We realized that the winter storm was actually going to hit PA & VA on Sunday. Yikes!! So, we decided to drive a little farther and we spent the night in a shopping center parking lot. We asked permission and they said it would be fine. It actually worked out good because the rest area would have been really noisy from highway traffic. The parking lot was very quiet all night.
|Sunset in Harrisburg, PA|
Sunday, we got up early to leave right at daybreak. Just as we were leaving we noticed a few flurries starting. That was a little scary. As we continued down the highway, it started snowing harder, but we made it through that fine. Then, there was no precipitation for a while as we drove through Maryland. As we hit Washington, D.C., the freezing rain started. That's when it got really scary - the worst thing in the world is to drive in ice! Fortunately, they had trucks out on the roads salting everything. We drove slow while everyone around us was driving like the weather was fine. Sure enough, two miles before our exit, there was a 5 car pile up. And, just before that, someone had run off the road and hit a guardrail. We were so relieved to arrive safely at my parents' house.
|Parked in VA|
Today's RV location
Goodbye to Groton
Our First Tire Blowout
Our RV Life Takes us on the Road - With Work
Our maiden "voyage"