Sometimes on the road of life, there are lemons. Something, something, don’t eat yellow snow. I don’t know officially how the saying goes, but we’re off the road due to snow.
Our last stop in Ohio was one of the highlights of 2021, a family catching fish together. We all felt a renewed sense of adventure. The small camper felt bigger at that campground. Naturally, with a high point, we must then experience a low point. My anxiety about inclement weather was unnecessarily high for months before we left the house. When I picked up the trailer from Vermont, I had been hit by a serious snowstorm on top of a mountain pass in the dark. I couldn’t see 2 feet in front of me and I was sliding all over the road due to the bald tires the dealer had sold along with the car.
Because of that incident, I had replaced the headlights to extra bright LED’s and got all new tires before starting our cross country trip. We were super safe now if we happened to be caught in a snow storm at night, but that didn’t mean my anxiety would let that moment go. Instead of trying to push forward, we decided to weather the storm in Indianapolis. The only rush we have is the rush to find our new home.
On the plus side, there were horses at this KOA, so the kids got a chance to go pet them. The new home we’re looking for is going to include plenty of land for horses. I believe that the most extraordinary thing that happened during our stay here was the ability of Nicole to keep the children occupied in a 200 sq ft trailer, in a snowstorm in a KOA with bad WiFi. Truly an amazing feat that should not go unrecognized.