Monday, July 20, 2009
Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain! - & So It IS!!!
Left Tampa this morning loading our final items in light rain. Beautiful drive to Savannah, and now we sit here in a deluge! A HUGE deluge. I'll post a pic or two later. We managed a great dinner at Steamer's...seafood and wonderful appetizers. Then home just minutes before the rain began.
Now the campground is afloat. We actually enjoy the sound of rain on the coach roof. Peaceful and comfortable.
The rain came so hard a few moments ago that the place flooded. Across a row or two from our site a group of youthful tent campers (church?) were flooded out and had to load into their white vans and leave or at least go somewhere dry.
Water in our driving aisles is 4-6 inches....our new "kneeling" awning, installed in Madison, WI in late April, works fine. When it begins to collect a large amount of falling rain, one end is equipt with a hydraulic device and it slides down a few inches, effectively dumping the water from the awning.
The rain continues, and I'd guess the last 30 minutes has produced 2-3 inches already.
Glad we're inside, and dry.
Life on the road is great, and it is funny how one day out of Tampa our stress level is down...we're really happy on the road again.