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The Welcome Mat is Out – RV Life



The snow that has fallen would easily reach the second step, but diligent shoveling makes finding the welcome mat possible!

The welcome mat is out. Snow covered. But out.

Bundle up, jump in the one-horse open sleigh, and drive over the river and through the woods to Nana’s house. I mean Nana and Papa’s RV.

First, we’ll visit and catch-up. Of course, in our tiny space, this may require sitting in shifts or booting a cat off the chair. Speaking of cats, the floating fur is free.

For the exercise portion of our gathering, shall we shovel some snow? As it seems to fall continuously, there are a couple of acres ready for your attention. We’ll add in a bit of slip-sliding our way up the hill to the irrigation ditch, view the wildlife, and sled back down into the pasture.

To conclude our fun times together, toasty hot tea or coffee and perhaps a snack or two shall be served.

As we wave you out of sight, know our hearts and RV are warmer and happier. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon.

Just aim for the welcome mat.


The Christmas tree that shall stand in place until probably March – or until the snow melts enough to get to the base. It’s still beautiful, so I shall enjoy it until then!

Snow, glorious, snow.

Falling, drifting, growing

Into mountains

And triathlon driving adventures.


Snow, fabulous, snow.

Beautiful, peaceful, blanketing

Covering all

And putting to bed those who live under.


– By Angie Quantrell

Author: Angie

I live with my husband and crazy kitty. Much of my time is spent writing, reading, and playing with the grands. You can usually find me sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on dark chocolate, and contemplating what to plant next in the garden. If not those pursuits, then I am probably trying to figure out how to cook and live in an RV, creating cards with rubber stamps, walking, hiking, or out snapping photos with my camera.

6 thoughts on “The Welcome Mat is Out – RV Life

  1. I like the skirting around the RV . Does that by itself help or do you need/use additional heat under the rig and the skirt traps the warm air ?


    • It seriously helps! Many we know do not do anything else but skirting, but my husband is determined that we shall have no frozen pipes! Especially since we’ve had temps as low as -7 (that we’ve recorded). The only trouble we’ve had was our when our aqua fresh heated hose barely froze (it was outside the skirting). He added foam tubing around it, and since then, so far so good. We do have heat under the RV. I think if temps were staying in the 20-30’s, we’d be ok without the extra heat. πŸ™‚ Oh, the joys and learning curve!


  2. It’s so beautiful–but looks oh so cold! I’ll arrive with piping hot cups of coffee, but I’ll be sure to wipe off the mat and will be happy to cuddle the cat! Awesome blog, and I’m glad I found it!


    • Nice to meet you as well! Enjoyed reading your blog and found you back! πŸ™‚ We are learning how to survive in winter in an RV. Some surprises (condensation!!!) and extra expense (propane-yikes), but really pretty cozy. Safe travels!

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