Wear a winter coat? Need a light jacket? Don’t need a coat or a jacket?
This time of year, and depending on where we are, that question is an hourly query.
We left Oklahoma with temperatures that required only a light jacket to ward off the occasional brisk breeze. Texas the jacket came off and a long sleeved shirt would suffice. Eastern Oklahoma was cooler and the jacket went back on. Missouri was quite a bit nippier which required the jacket to be zipped up over the long sleeved shirt. Illinois, northern Illinois, the coat zipped was necessary with freezing temperatures and snow. The breezes were cold enough to make fingers ache.
Leaving Illinois and entering Indiana the cold and biting winds were enough to make me put on the woolen hat with ear warmers. Yesterday, traveling from Indiana with the snow covered ground….
Crossing over into Kentucky the coat was off….
Snowy fields were replaced by verdant green pastures.
In Tennessee it is back to the light jacket which will be shed later as we travel across I-40 through Arkansas and Texas tomorrow where the temperatures will climb to the high 50’s.
Never quite sure how to pack for the winter in this job.
Have a great week.