Monday, February 28, 2011

Much farther North

We have less than no band width tonight.  We are stopped along the interstate at South Haven, Kansas.  This is at the 2 mile marker just over the boarder with Oklahoma.  We drove about 300 miles to get here, and it was 4:30 as we arrived.

This RV park is called the Oasis RV park, and it is named appropriately, as there is nothing but farm fields and the Kansas wind out here tonight.  We have stayed here numerous times before, as it is 200 miles from home, which turns out to be a nice distance to drive in one day.

The water hydrants are turned off tonight and have been all winter in this park, but the owner has installed frost free farm hydrants along the road to fill up your on board tank.  Of course the sewer and electric still work.

We hope to string enough hose in the morning to wash out our holding tanks several times for storage, and then not use the facilities in the rig for the final drive home.  Also we will winterize the plumbing and drain the hot water heater as well.

The weather took a turn for the worst, as we drove into Kansas.  The wind picked up and the temperature fell about 20 degrees all at once.  We are to be below freezing and the wind gusts are to be in the 30s, with blowing snow tonight and tomorrow.

The good in all of this is that snow accumulations are scheduled to be less than a half inch.  Still that is a burr!!!!  Especially when you have been in Arizona all winter.

Retired Rod


  1. Glad to hear you made it that far. I am also also at home in not so warm temperatures.

    Take Care and keep in touch

  2. Looks like you picked a bad time to head home, We had high winds and a vicious rain storm last night, the tornado sirens went off twice. Hope your drive is in better weather/ Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. You had a pretty long day yesterday but 200 miles today should be a lot easier. Hope the roads are o.k.

    Take it easy and get home safely.

  4. Sounds like maybe you should've stayed in Arizona a little longer! Glad you made it home safe and sound. Hope it warms up soon!


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