Wednesday, March 05, 2014
We Thought We Were Going to Be Okay…
But it is not meant to be at this time.
After working 45 hours in 3 days on our feet all day and still having a knee issue for me and then Jerry’s back going out we had some rough days but because of our work ethics and needing to fill our funds again we worked through the aches and pains, barely but we did.
Jason Sorrells of Sorrells Enterprises is a steady, easy going guy to work for and has a great staff that was a great experience for us and if we are ever in an area where he might need our assistance again we would surely work something out.
We were so sore on Monday, not only from the work but the temperatures dropped over 60 degrees in one day. Saturday was in the 80’s and by Sunday night the temperatures were in the teens with no chance of getting above freezing all day Monday. We did not want to stay one more night in this parking lot they call a RV site because it was not in the best of neighborhoods and our bikes were knocked over by someone, most likely in an attempt to steal them. But even when they are on our carrier we lock them up together and they are HEAVY so for them to be knocked over it took some maneuvering. We no longer felt safe so we chose to move on down the road on Monday. We now see this as the worst of the two choices, but of course hind sight is 20/20 and we could not imagine how bad the choice to leave would be until it was too late.
We knew the temps were not going to reach above freezing but the sun was out and the ice was melting so we got on the road for our 60 mile trip to our destination east on I-20 at 10am. It was a slow ride at first since the roads were wet and ice in some areas but we were moving. It was now noon and we were about 20 miles from our destination and things went from bad to worse. The clouds were thick so the sun had not reached these areas but we were moving, ever so slowly but we were moving. At 1pm and about 15 miles from our destination it became so bad that I-20 was at a standstill for long periods of time. At 4pm, 3 hours later and only moving 7 miles we chose to get off of the icy I-20 since we didn’t know how the final 7 miles would be and there was a campground off of this exit. We were both exhausted and after only being able to hook up electric since all else was frozen…I cried.
These photos were not taken at the worst times of our drive today since during those times I was way too busy helping Jerry drive through this stuff to be taking pictures.
This adventure has not been at all like we enjoy…the weather has been dipping into the frigid zones and we have been stuck with no place to go ever since we left Arizona. Each day continues to get worse and all hell keeps breaking loose and we are only ½ way to our east coast destination and not sure how the rest of this journey will go but we are hoping it does not get any worse because we are both at our breaking points.
We are now settled in a wonderful RV Resort in Canton, Texas where we will rest our bones from work, rest our minds from all the stress the weather has given us to travel through and cleanse our spirits in hope that we can get off this vicious cycle and get back on track with the good times.