Not every day on the road is filled with sightseeing and crazy shenanigans. We spend a lot of time working on our blogs and planning where to go next, as well as doing boring chores around the RV.
But sometimes we just need a day to chill out and relax. And that’s exactly what we did on Monday.
Lazy Rainy Day
After yesterday’s epic day of touring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, I was feeling tired. And, as predicted in the forecast, it rained all day.
I had zero desire to go sightseeing or to even leave the RV. I just wanted to stay in bed all day and watch movies.
Daniel agreed to this plan but he prefers to sit up when watching television. So we made some adjustments to our dinette/bedroom area. We configured one side as a bench seat and the other side as a bed. That way he could sit up and I could lay down.
Appa is like the world’s most functional transformer. We are constantly folding and unfolding chairs and tables to configure the space to the task at hand. We’d never tried this configuration before, however. I was pleased at how well it worked out.
Winter is Coming
It’s starting to really feel like autumn now in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U. P.). It’s been downright chilly at nights with temperatures in the low 40s. Luckily it’s not cold enough to worry about our pipes freezing yet.
But it’s been cold enough that we’ve started running our heater at night. The heater runs off our propane tank and warms our tiny home fairly quickly.
It’s downright cozy in here with the heater running and cuddled under blankets and drinking hot cocoa.
I am enjoying the weather now, but we don’t want to be here when it starts snowing. Appa is definitely not a four season vehicle. We will be heading south to warmer weather soon.
Where are we now?
Date: September 28, 2020
Great American Road Trip Status: Day 85
Location: Munising / Pictured Rocks KOA
Total Trip Mileage: 5451.2
For more details on our Great America (Socially Distanced) Road Trip, see my previous posts:
- Day 84: Falling for Fall Foliage at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
- Day 83: Crossing the Mackinac Bridge: Gateway to the Upper Peninsula
- Day 82: There’s No Breakfast Like Trail Breakfast
- Day 81: A Lazy Beach Day at Warren Dunes State Park
- Day 79: Indiana Dunes: The National Park You’ve Never Heard of
- Our Vagabonding Anniversary: A One-Year Retrospective