When we left Harrisburg, PA yesterday, we had to drive up through the mountains of NW PA. We ran into the first snow we've seen this winter.
We started thinking we were going in the wrong direction.
A night at a Flying J in Ohio and then on the road this morning at 9:45. Nice not to be at Camp Freightliner anymore.
Driving along Interstate 80, we saw the remains of a slight snowstorm, only a couple inches, but the roads were clear and dry. Marti used some of the trip to write a bunch of Thank You cards for all the gifts she received at her retirement party.
Even though the weather was mostly clear, the temperature kept dropping. I'm seeing the choice we made not to go to South Dakota was another one of my rare moments of brilliance.
Tonight, after driving 450 miles, we are "Wally Docking" (aka staying at Walmart) in Illinois. We needed to stock up on some food, so it worked out well. Before we went in, we needed to take the precaution of disconnecting the small plastic water line that runs to the refrigerator ice maker. It is exposed to the weather by the vent on the side of the Journey. If that line were to freeze and split, well, it would not be a simple repair.
I disconnected the line on the back of the 'fridge, then crawled under the sink to disconnect the line at the supply end.
With both ends of the line disconnected, I was able to blow all the water out with a couple of breaths. Problem solved. Despite the size of the Journey, it is tight to get at some places, including the line under the sink. Disconnecting the line took three hands, one for the wrench, one for the pliers and one for the flashlight. Not being blessed with three hands, I used another method to hold the light.
Despite the freezing weather, we're warm and toasty inside the Journey. I have the engine block heater on keeping the Cat diesel heating so it'll start up fine in the morning when we leave, or maybe the afternoon, who knows, we're retired!
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