Thursday, January 7, 2010

Berea, KY to Crossville, TN

Wednesday, we moved from snowy, frigid Berea, KY to sunny, frigid Crossville, TN. The surface roads were snow covered and slippery but the interstate had been salted and was driveable. Soon after entering Tennessee, we noticed a bright ball in the sky. At first we were perplexed because we did not know what it was. Then we realized that it was the sun - just had been a long time since we had seen it and apparently forgot what it looked like. The temps stayed in the 20s for the rest of the trip but the sun made it feel balmy when we got out of the truck. Even the frozen spring water falls along the highway brightened up with the sunshine. Today, Thursday, we are staying another night because they are calling for a couple of inches or so of snow followed by another Alberta Clipper bringing the temps back down into the single digits. We visited with our friends in Crossville, Bob and Barb formerly from Michigan, and they swore that it is usually in the 40s here this time of year and he has never shoveled snow in the three years they have lived here. Did we bring this with us? If the interstate is clear in the morning, Friday, we will leave for at least Nashville. Then on to Memphis. This entire area is under a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and cold so it will be a day by day decision as to whether to go or stay.


Ron and Thelma said...

Jim Did you get the truck fixed and what was wrong with it. Have a safe trip. Snowing here in the Fort. Probably about 3in now. Only about 10 days till we get out of here.

Jim and Carol said...

The truck problem was the starter. New battery and new starter now so good to go. Have a good, safe trip!