Wherever the Road Leads

Winter of 2016

Part Deux

We are in the midst of a cold snap here in the Coastal South. Yesterday, the high for the day was 46º with the low just shy of the freezing mark. Today we will get into the fifties, just, with warming towards the weekend and above-normal 73º. I’m hoping that will be the end of winter.

My electric heater has been valiantly fighting a losing battle eighteen hours per day, with the propane furnace surprisingly effective when necessary. An additional benefit of Workamping is that I have an electric allowance of up to $75 per month. As well, I get propane at cost… $7.30 per tank as opposed to $18.50 at Ace Hardware.

My newly-acquired electric blanket has been keeping us – me and the Fleabag – warm and toasty at night. Tupelo does not like this weather. He went outside yesterday, a couple of times, for about five minutes each before retreating to the comparative warmth of a cool coach. He got curious throughout the day and meeowed at the door. I would crack open the door, he would sniff at the air and retreat to the boredom yet warmth of the bed. He appears to have become selectively feral.

This is a perfect time to reminisce about taking a scenic tour of Savannah back in late November. Oglethorpe Trolley Tours runs a trolley-style bus through the scenic parts of Savannah while the driver talks of the city’s colorful history.

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After taking the initial ninety-minute tour, you can ‘jump on and jump off’ to revisit locations where you wanted to explore or spend more time. It was an excellent way to spend the day. The first ninety-minute part brought us close to Paula Deen’s Restaurant and Store.

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Outside the South, Paula Deen is most famous for being bushwhacked by the liberal, politically correct press and her generous use of butter.

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  1. elayne  January 6, 2016

    What a beautiful city. Thank you for sharing your pics Gordon.. Oh and if you are not happy with the weather, cast your mind back to Toronto a couple of years ago. Ottawa is actually having a great winter ( not withstanding the giant snow dump ) and today it is around 0 C with brilliant sunshine and no snow. This is my kind of January weather, dry roads and sunshine with milder than normal temperatures. Enjoy and keep those blogs coming please and thank you..

    elayne

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    • Ian W  January 6, 2016

      I agree with Elayne…it’s a perfect winter day here…went for a two hour walk in the beautiful sunshine…and going cross country skiing tomorrow as it should be about the same.
      Savannah is a beautiful city as evident by your photos Gordon. Thanks for sharing them.

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      • gordon  January 7, 2016

        Not quite as exotic as some of the places you visit, Ian, bit a scenic city indeed.

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