Sunday, March 18, 2018

Travel Planning And Too Much Snow

This was the view from the deck at the West Ridge B&B in Elizabethtown, PA. A very nice place with wonderful, tasty breakfasts. This evening (Saturday), we head back home so with the four hour time difference, it’s going to be a long day. Fortunately, only two legs on the trip but it’ll still be over eight hours in the air.

We are starting to plan our travel for the next year. We have been coming to PA two times per year for the last couple of years. Having the Alaska Airlines companion fares help make the trips a little more affordable. With Bridget retiring, we will no longer be constrained by the school district calendar. There are some other constraints but they are not as rigid. We are both bound by the in-state requirement of the Division of Retirement and Benefits for the state if we want to receive the cost of living allowance. We can not be out of the state for more than eighty-nine consecutive days. If we want to continue to receive the Permanent Fund Dividend, we can not be out of the state for more than 180 days and have to explain being out for more than 90 days. Both of these constraints are there to avoid abuse and problems are not unreasonable. We are not planning to be full-time RVers or anything like that but trips a couple of months like my maybe a couple of times per year sounds about right to me.

The RV storage place called this afternoon and asked if I would like them to remove the bulk of the snow from the roof of the trailer. They mentioned that it was still snowing today. Under normal conditions, it is not needed but they were thinking that this was a little more snow than normal. Maybe I need to consider getting some of the snow off of the roof at home (as Bridget has suggested…).

7 comments:

redlegsrides said...

So how much snow on one's RV's roof is enough to worry one? 2ft, 3ft?

RichardM said...

There was about 3’. I’m told that the current snow load just passed 30lbs per square foot. Probably nothing compared to places in CO.

Trobairitz said...

Wow, you are going home to a little snow. And of course as it heats, if the temperatures rise it will get heavier. When will you see your last snowfall do you think?

RichardM said...

There’s been some years when the last snowfall was in the middle the of May.

SonjaM said...

First day of spring, and more snow in the forecast... same over here.

It seems fair that they put restrictions on being out of state. You have access to certain privileges for living in the great white north, so you should be/live there from time to time, eh?

Anyway, I wonder where the road(s) will take you guys come Bridget's retirement.

RichardM said...

Yep, the in-state restrictions seem reasonable. The only trip planned so far is a road trip from here to Chicago then back to the PNW. The next trip after that will be in the Fall.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Your travel plans sound reasonable to me, but then, we don't have to travel as far to be out of our state. As I read this about 3 feet of snow on your RV, we have been having flurries here in Georgia. 😲 This is following several days of 70 degrees. Crazy weather!