....we're back in Iowa. Our new (to us) and completely refurbished (inside, by me) '93 Dutchmen motorhome ran and performed flawlessly.
When we left Mustang Island, Texas, yesterday at noon, we were "escorted" off the island by dolphins dancing with our ferry boat. What a great way to end a gorgeous 7 days of sunshine, relaxation -- and business meetings. (More on that, later.)
Our drive down was 21 hours straight through, alternating drivers. Knowing that we would be heading into deteriorating weather on the way home, we decided to split the return journey into two parts. So, yesterday we drove until midnight, when I could no longer focus. I found a truck stop somewhere in Oklahoma, gassed up, and parked the RV for a nice six hour nap, the furnace keeping everything toasty inside while the outside air temperature dropped into the teens...
I was back in the saddle by 6 AM. The last 1000 miles were tough, with snow on the ground from North of Dallas all the way to Iowa. I-35 was drifting in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri, making the driving less fun, for sure. But we made it, arriving in Iowa City at 4:10 this afternoon.
No dolphins greeted us here. Instead, we found a street too narrow to park on overnight (thanks to the snow plows), and an unshoveled driveway. Ugh.
Thankfully, our business meetings were successful, and we have an accepted purchase offer on a hotel on Mustang Island. With luck we will close in April, and this will be our last winter!
(BTW: We saw HUNDREDS of motor homes and travel trailers heading SOUTH on I-35 today, going the right direction to get out of this deep-freeze. I'm sure y'all thought we were crazy, heading NORTH!