We on the road and blogging once again. Not without a few problems, however.
We planned to leave Saturday, November 1, but the weather forecast changed to windy with predicted 60 mph gusts. So we pushed our departure back a day.
We decided we’d drive separately for a while to charge the battery, with Jim in the rig and me in the tow car. Just before the rest stop in Scipio, Utah -- where we planned to get gasoline and hook up the tow car -- a coyote ran in front of the rig. There was nothing Jim could do but hit it. From my vantage point several hundred yards behind the rig, I saw Jim swerve slightly, after which the coyote and his innards rocketed out underneath our motor home. Jim felt bad -- in all the driving he did for the Oregon State Department of Forestry, not to mention in our RV -- he's never hit and killed an animal other than a bird.
After that there was snow and sleet -- sometimes coming down pretty hard -- for much of the remaining 190 miles.
But now we are in in southern Utah's beautiful Snow Canyon State Park surrounded by red cliffs, black lava flows and sage. And today's weather forecast says sunny with a high a 58.
|Where the poor coyote contacted our RV. Looks like we'll be getting repair work done soon.|