It's a slow, quiet, Saturday for me. There were a few things that I wanted to do such as go fill up one of my propane tanks, but my procrastination gene kicked in and I decided to do it sometime in the near future.
I talk a lot about how much I love to be able to wake up in the morning and decide where I'm going to go, or if I'm going to go at all. This generally happens in the winter when I'm traveling a lot, and not very much in the summer when I'm staying in Denver.
But despite how much I enjoy making my travel decisions at the last minute, normally I enjoy knowing what part of the country I'm going to spend the winter in and have it figured out way before it's time to leave Denver and head for the area I've chosen.
And the reason I enjoy knowing where I'm going to spend the winter is it gives me time to make some plans about things to do and places I would like to see while I'm in whatever part of the country I've chosen, but this year it's been different.
I was fairly sure that I was going to spend the winter in the South. South Carolina, South Georgia, northern Florida, places like that. And I've been gathering information and doing my due diligence towards that end.
But now I'm worried about the weather. I've been in those places enough to know that they're not exactly where people go to escape the winter, but I figured I could deal with a little bit of cold, and being in some of my old familiar stomping grounds would more than make up for it. But the weather forecast has me spooked.
Now I realize that the weather guessers have about the same chance of being right as a Hillary Clinton pollster. But in this particular case it has me a little worried. The effect that the El Niño weather pattern has is fairly well known and at least somewhat predictable, and a lot of folks are saying that we will have an El Niño winter which will mean a high probability of wetter and cooler weather for the southern states.
This of course doesn't mean that in southern Georgia it's gonna rain every day and the temperatures are going to be below freezing. It just means that there will be more rainy days, and days that should've been tolerable will now be chilly. But since the areas I was planning on going this winter had marginally acceptable temperatures as it was, the extra chilly wet days are enough to make me consider changing my plans.
But not being one to make hasty decisions, or any decisions at all for that matter, it shouldn't be surprising that I haven't made up my mind yet. And just like a teenagers bed my mind is seldom made up and when it is it doesn't last long. But I can't procrastinate for too long because apparently I'm going to need some RV park reservations for the South. So if I'm going southeast for the winter I'm going to have to make up my mind pretty soon.
this is his very best fake smile, the one he uses when someone says smile for the camera.