Friday, June 28, 2013

The Storms Just Keep A Coming

The last few months have been interesting and especially the last couple weeks.  We had another rain event come through here tonight and dump about 6 inches of rain in the area.  One report said to watch for flooding in the Charlotte Motor Speedway area and that is where we are located.  No danger to us since we are on high ground and far away from any stream.  The 3 ft deep ditches along side of the road were full and carrying a lot of runoff down the hill.

This is what we saw when we were returning from picking up Grant this evening and bringing him back to the motorhome for a sleep over. 

The skies opened up and the downpour began and it was difficult seeing the road at times.  There wasn't much traffic, so that was a good thing.  The wind really picked up and was pushing our poor old Saturn all over the road, but no real danger.

I got an email from cousin Al who was/is in Missoula, MT and he said it was 100 degrees there at 8:30 PM.  We were at 69, so that part was better, but we could have done without the rain.  Actually, the temp. dropped from +/- 90 degrees prior to the storm.

Last night grandson Sean and Taylor came over to the motor home for dinner.  They have seen the motorhome before, but this was a chance to see it better.  Gerry fixed up a great spaghetti dinner with a salad and Texas Garlic Toast.  Yummy!.  Sean and Taylor visited with us for a while and then had to get back home since they had to go to work today.  It was really nice seeing them and having some two on two time.

Our neighbor at the park is a very nice guy from Atlanta, GA.  He is on his way to a family reunion over the 4th and just wanted to take it easy for a couple days, so stopped here.  He worked for FEMA and knew a couple of friends of ours who also worked there.  It sure is a small world.  He had some stories about hurricane Katrina and the attention given to New Orleans, while Mississippi was devastated even more, but was overshadowed by New Orleans.  He said the powers to be in Mississippi were a pleasure to deal with and had their act together.  I won't repeat what he had to say about the politicians in New Orleans and the governor in that state.  I think anyone who read about the situation down there will be able to figure out what he thought about them.

Well, it's almost midnight and the rain has finally eased up enough to go to bed.  Grant will be up at the crack of dawn, so it's time for us to hit the hay.

I hope you all had a nice day and kept cool and dry.


  1. Ugly looking clouds. Are you camped at the Charlotte Motor Speedway campground? That's where we stayed when Jim drove the race car at the track. We didn't hit a hundred today here in Helena but we were in the 90's. It cools off nicely at night though so makes for good sleeping.

  2. The rain has lost its luster here too. Seems not a day goes by without it. I swear there was a dust devil the next block west of us. They have recycle bins. As I was watching they flew on ends and started spinning on their corners. No damage but it didn't take me long to get back in the house. Would love to do some traveling but don't want to contend with other people's weather. 68 here