Monday April 27 – Tuesday April 28 – Ravello.

Eh – is how I feel about Ravello. It is beautiful but also not much going on. Luckily, Ravello was saved by Mama Agata’s cooking class. We were welcomed into an Italian home and taught to make several absolutely delicious, fresh dishes. www.mamaagata.com

That night was a close to sleepness night for me. I was watching the real-time temperature readings for the town where we store our van. Rule of thumb, according to the facebook group, is that you’re likely in trouble with freezing plumbing and possible bursting/damage if temperatures go below freezing for 4 or more consecutive hours. The temps were hovering right around 31 degrees for just under 4 hours. I was also checking the Amazon tracking on the hand pump, it was estimated to arrive between 4:00am – 8:00am. By the time 9:30am rolled around and the pump hadn’t arrived, I gave up hope for it. We headed for the mecca of all things – Walmart. Luckily, Dan found a hand pump that would work, we got the other supplies and headed to winterize Carolina.

Without the useful instructions from the Hymer facebook group, I would have been completely lost. I am so grateful for this group and the generous, knowledgeable people who contribute to it. We were able to follow the instructions with ease, even though we were nervous the entire time. I think we did it correctly, but I guess there’s only one way to find out, and time will tell.