Hello, I’m Elina. Welcome to follow my journey with my husband Heikki across North America. In this blog, you can get a behind-the-scenes look what life is like on the road
Wednesday 5.19.21 Escaping the Snow
Last night, Heikki drove some distance forward while I slept. He was not sleepy as he was getting to rest properly on our days off. After all, Heikki needs less sleep than I do. When we woke up this morning we looked at the weather map and only 6C / 43F and snowfall was in forecast. We did our walk in the morning and dressed up properly when there was a good wind, too. Tonight we won’t have the opportunity for an evening walk when we will arrive late and we will be most likely sleepy. After all, we have the principle that we walk at least 30 minutes every day.
I bought us salad if / when we can buy lunch/dinner from truck stop. It is never certain what food you will get from any truck stop. And salad is not always available. If we don’t get lunch/dinner, then there’s protein in this salad as well. And we have canned goods with us for those days when there is no place to eat. And of course rye bread with different toppi gs as well as fruits / vegetables.
The truck stop’s maintenance man told Heikki that snow was coming. Re-examine the weather map and find out where the snowfall was heading. Also if there would be any snow in front of us. After all, we were in the mountains of Montana. It was good that Heikki drove further last night, when otherwise we would have been in the snow right from the morning.
We got to leave at 12:45 our time, that is, late. The late load yesterday caused us late driving days this week. There were dark clouds and some rain along the beginning of our trip. For the most part, however, partly cloudy. Along the way, we were warned of winter weather from this afternoon to Friday morning.
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