But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.— Robert Frost

Rain, rain, go away…

March 28, 2021

400 miles is a long way to go in my sporty, Subaru. It seems endless in a motorhome with a “toad” (tow vehicle) attached. Many miles coupled with a myriad of mountains is a challenge. Throw in copious cloudbursts and gusty winds and a challenge becomes an arduous adventure. We are learning that shorter distances between stops is a wiser choice.

West Virginia roads are either under construction, or are steep, narrow and filled with switchbacks. The scenery is spectacular, and perhaps worth battling the byways, but we won’t have the chance to enjoy it during this trip. The weather is atrocious and getting worse.

I cannot command winds and weather. ~Horatio Nelson

The winds are howling and the RV has rocked my husband to sleep. Lucky him. This swaying makes me feel as if I am at sea. I am watching tall timber all around me, dancing crazily with the clouds. I’ve been simultaneously typing and praying.

We have not yet eaten dinner. Getting the grill out would be foolish. I will have to rely on good, old fashioned ingenuity to come up with something edible, now that my husband is stirring.


There’s no place like home.

It’s definitely a night to stay inside. We are warm and dry and as cozy as one can be in gale force winds.

Another camper just pulled in. I somehow feel better about sharing this experience with other road weary travelers. Other crazies…

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