Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
October, 2017 - Mexico

Friday, September 12, 2014

Winter Arrived on Wednesday

I know there are people in blog land who complain when someone writes about the weather. Sometimes, when the weather is rather drastic, I want to write about it. This week is one of those times.

Wednesday morning was warm and humid. It was 75 degrees around 2 pm. By 4 pm the temperature had dropped over 20 degrees. The last two nights have been in the mid 40s. Yesterday we reached a high of 54 degrees. That was a new record low high for the day. Today is supposed to hit only 50 with rain off and on all day. Tonight is supposed to drop to 38 degrees. I guess winter has arrived. I seem to have missed fall. Hopefully, it will make a comeback.

The past few years I have picked hickory nuts in the park and sold them on eBay. Last year, I sold acorns and hickory nuts and cleared about $500. I was all set to pick nuts again this year, but they seem to have taken a year off. There were some trees that dropped a few acorns, but nothing like we usually have. The hickory nuts are pretty much nonexistent. I guess I won’t be suffering from a backache this fall from stopping down and picking up nuts.

Last week fellow fulltimers and our good friends, Janie and John, stayed at our park for six nights. They are headed to work at Amazon in Kentucky and stopped by to visit with us. That was so nice of them. Janie and I went to the farmer’s market in Beaver Dam on Saturday morning and found some goodies. She is an avid knitter, so we also stopped at a local yarn shop where she found some treasures. We enjoyed several happy hours, some delicious meals, and some campfires. But, mostly we just enjoyed their company!


Yesterday we heard a loud noise outside. At first, I thought it was someone driving into the park. I looked out the window and saw this boat at the boat launch. It looks like one of the airboats you see in swamps. We’ve never seen this type of boat on Beaver Dam Lake. As far as I know, there are no swamps around here. You can see how cold it was from the way the person is bundled up. Probably wasn’t the best day for boating.


September is shaping up to be quite busy for us. We have tentative plans for some more visitors to be coming to see us at the park, as well as taking care of our annual dental visit, and some last visits with family. Before we know it, October will be here, and we’ll be packing up to leave. Based on the turn in the weather, heading south will be a good thing!!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. Thank goodness this cold is not supposed to last. We will be back to our comfortable summer temperatures in no time. Until then......bundle up!

  2. It was 0C (32F) and we woke up to frost this morning here in southwestern Saskatchewan. Brrr!

  3. We had snow here in Custer yesterday. It was absolutely beautiful! Most of the snow melted today. I'm hoping fall will still happen.

    We'll be sure to look you guys up on our way through Yuma.

  4. Oh, brrr! Thanks for the warning. Good thing we've got lots of warm clothes, although I see some new gloves in my future!!

    We're definitely heading your way. Leaving San Antonio on Thurs., Sept. 18 and taking about four or five days to get there because our plan is to walk state capitals along the way, we may even do two state capitals per day depending on where we can park and leave our 5th wheel for a few hours safely while we drive the truck to the walk start points. Should be an adventure.

    Tentative date to arrive there is Sept. 22 or 23. We are thinking four nights at the park in Site 2 if it's available. Looking forward to seeing you both.

  5. It's still warm here on Mt Hamilton. I even turned on the A/C for a few hours. I just can't take the cold any more.


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