We spent the last two days at the new campsite. Unfortunately, for blogging at least, it has no internet access. Fortunately, for living, it is working out wonderfully for us.
It is relatively private and quiet. The views are nice. We are making improvements. The Bearded One planted a peach tree (always something edible), a huge pot with tomato plants, touched up painting on the storage shed…and enjoyed puttering about. Relaxing and together.
The bad news is, it continues to rain and rain and rain around here. There is generally some sun each day but then STORMS each night. With the kind of weather anomalies that are taking place around the country, it is a bit frightening.
Last night, there were tornado watches and warnings much of the night. During storm threats when in an RV, you take stock of options. We know we are in a relatively sheltered area of the campground and in the optimal position for dealing with tornadic winds that generally come from the southwest. We still made sure we knew where the nearest ditch might be.
Luckily, while we experience heavy rain and small hail, it was nothing compared with areas a few miles east of us. Hail between 2 and 3 inches in diameter!
We were lucky.
When we tried to leave the campground this morning, we found the spillway we must cross was blocked by high water and a log that had been partially washed over the dam. We returned to the campsite in our Ford Ranger and reloaded into our F250 Four Wheel Drive truck that was parked with the trailer. We were then able to leave on the emergency back exit of the campground which is two miles of poorly maintained farm lane (muddy, rutted, and frequently covered with water)….we never would have made it without 4 wheel drive!
But, we are home, and will return in a day or two to enjoy the site some more.
I do hope it stops raining though. We have the garden planted but it has been done in short intervals between rains. We could use a bit of drying to allow some weeding and mulching before the vegetables are overtaken by the unwanted vegetation!