Last night was cold, and early this morning low temperatures sank to 25 degrees. Even though the motorhome is equipped with both heat pumps and gas heat, some of which is ducted to the “basement” where the water tanks, pumps, and some pipes are located, we were concerned about water lines freezing and other cold weather hazards related to RVing in the winter. Consequently, I didn’t sleep well, and kept checking the temperature in the compartment most of the plumbing is located (we put a temperature sensor in one of the compartments to monitor the low temperatures). A quick look at the thermometer each time I awoke was the order of the night. A check at 4 AM indicated a compartment temperature of 38 degrees, the lowest of the night, so we successfully made it through coldest night of our RVing lives.
Wide awake, we watched national and local news, had a cup of coffee, and took a short nap before re-awakening at 6:30 AM. We saw a beautiful sunrise outside our bedroom window at about 7:30 AM, and we were able to photograph it with Kay’s IPhone.
After breakfast, we departed the RV park for “big city” shopping at Sam’s Club and Walmart to pick up a few things not available at home. This proved to be one of the high points of the day (hey, it’s all relative).
Kay enjoyed afternoon shopping with Karyn, her daughter, and I continued accessorizing the DISH Network satellite receiver by hooking up an external hard drive to it via the USB port; it worked great. Kay returned to the campground early as her expected dinner with old girlfriends fell through due to some scheduling conflicts.
We spent the remainder of the evening watching television. As you saw by our shopping trip to Sam’s Club and Walmart, it doesn’t take much to entertain us.