Thursday, February 11, 2010

Greetings from... Texas!

First, let me say to all of you in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and everywhere else that has been hit by the big storms this past week that you have my sympathy. Mother Nature has really outdone herself this winter! It gets better though, well, maybe worse. I heard on the news this evening that Vancouver is having unseasonably warm weather, and the Olympics are starting tomorrow. Not good timing.

Speaking of good timing, I'm still trying to find warmer weather. There was sleet in southern Louisiana when I left there this morning. It rained all day as I drove west toward Texas. I sure am glad I'm going south instead of north though. The Dallas-Ft. Worth area got about 9 inches of snow today. Northern Louisiana, where I spent two weeks in January trying to get warm, has gotten several inches too. New Orleans, Mobile, and Pensacola could get an inch or so of the white stuff.

It's just rain where I'm at right now (near Beaumont). But that could turn to an icy mess overnight if temperatures go much lower. The rain and snow are supposed to be out of Texas by morning and sunshine is supposed to return as well as somewhat warmer temperatures. Warmer being in the 50-60 range during the day and 30-40 range at night. I'll settle for that for now ;-)

The “plan” is to go a little further south along the Gulf Coast, then west through San Antonio, then to Big Bend National Park, then north again to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and maybe some points in-between, then... well, there's no “plan” that far ahead. No timetable either, I may be here awhile...


Carol said...

Take your time in one of my favorite states. It lives up to it's BIG state status!!!

Greta Koehl said...

Becky, All I can say is that I hope that one of my "home" states shows you its best side! Have fun in Texas!