Blairsville, Ga, (high 50, low 27)
I can’t remember the last time we’ve been anywhere where the weather was cold as it was yesterday. The high temperature was only 37 degrees. The wind was whipping all day long, with the occasional strong gusts that shook the motor home. The sun never came out, so that made it even worse.
It was too cold for the heat pumps, but fortunately our two little quartz heaters kept us nice and toasty all day without having to run the furnace. Our furnace is our least favorite option for heat. It’s noisy, and the dry air bothers our sinuses. We turned the furnace on a few times, just to make sure it still worked and to heat up the basement. We also kept the bay heaters turned on all day.
Today should be a better day. The sun is already coming out, so we’ll soon be getting some nice free solar power!
We went up to the local favorite Jim’s Smokin’ Que yesterday for some bbq and Brunswick stew. Afterwards, we decided to take a drive to check out the snow at higher elevations.
Brasstown Bald mountain is the highest peak in Georgia, so we headed that direction.
Despite the wind and cold, there was still some pretty color.
The higher the elevation, the more snow we saw.
It looks so cold up there.
It was a pretty ride.
We got up to Brasstown, we discovered the road leading to the visitor center was closed because of all the snow on the road.
It’s a pretty steep road with sheer drop offs, so I guess that was a good idea. I’ll bet it was pretty from the top of the mountain.
A lot of other people had the same idea, I guess.
Someone made a snowman!
It was a small snowman. Can you see it?
This guy was going hiking. Burrrrrr
These people were having a snowball fight. Notice the snowball I caught in midair?
We didn’t stay too long, because we turned the heaters off while we were gone and the little darlins were probably freezing. :) Just because they have fur, doesn’t mean they don’t get cold too.
This is a view of our campground. You can see the trees are getting pretty bare.
There is still some nice color around the campground though.
Right across the street from our lot.
Since it was so bitter cold yesterday, we got nothing done in our preparations to head south. We we won’t be leaving tomorrow. Al still needs to drain the waterheater and washing machine in the cabin. The hot tub also needs draining, cleaning and winterizing. Hopefully the weather today will be more conducive to working outside.
We love our little home in the mountains, but I think it’s time to head south.
What do you think?