Stephen and I spent months preparing for this adventure. We upgraded the teardrop with a refrigerator, installed a larger battery and a solar panel that will allow for off-grid camping. We forwarded mail, arranged for visits with family, set up on-line bill payment, opened a new bank account with access across the U.S. and outfitted ourselves with hiking clothes and shoes. Stephen completed his last day of work and retired after 40 years of service in the logistics industry. We loaded the car and provisioned the camper. Finally, we are ready to depart. But… a snow storm and temperatures in the negative teens is causing havoc on our plans. It’s not safe to travel…we will have to delay our departure for a few days.