....and then the rains came.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

We took advantage of a nice day Tuesday and did chores and de-oozed the rig. It was 8 pm before we sat down for a late dinner but all that was left to do was the water/sewer/electric in the morning (and my inside basic stowaway stuff).

We got on the road around 11 am on Wednesday...sunny day but knew rain was in the forecast for later in the day as well as Thursday. Little did we know how much! We got settled into Bee's RV Resort (different site but still a nice pull-through) around 2 pm. Around 3 pm we decided to take an overly energetic Sadie out for a bicycle ride before the rain moved in.

We made a little over one lap and the thunder started. Sadie had never heard thunder, at least not like this. Her hackles raised up big time (she looked like a Rhodesian Ridgeback) and she started barking. We couldn't help but laugh. We've seen her red streak before but never this large and pronounced.

We got back to the rig as the sky let loose...and the winds blew up a storm. One of our window awnings was unfastened but fortunately rolled itself up before the wind could tear it. Sideways rain continued for about 20 minutes and the worst of the local bad weather had blown through.

It came back during the night, lots more thunder and lightning along with heavy downpours. It continued off and on all day today. Hear is one news report of some of the damage in Florida. It's now 4:30 pm and the rain continues but at least here the high winds are gone.

My cousin who lives in Sebastian is really ready to see the rain end...it rained to hard that it separated her gutter from the roof.

The good news is that it's supposed to turn sunny tomorrow and stay that way for the next week. Time for some good riding....right now the bikes are still loaded in the rig.

Sadie is enjoying her lazy, rainy day....

We're pretty much doing the same thing...watching hokey movies and vegging out. Oh wait, I did take a shower and change the bed sheets. That should count for my chore of the day!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu


  1. Glad your weather has improved. Be safe.

  2. I heard in some places in FL the rain fell 8" an hour -- that's a lot of Spring showers! Sadie looks like she doesn't mind it one bit:)

  3. Thatsa lotta water! Did someone forget to turn off the faucet?? Always love seeing the pictures of Sadie.

  4. In my 31 years of living in Florida I have never experienced weather like yesterday!

    Even in 2004 when we had 3 hurricanes come thru one right after another it wasn't that bad.

    We received a phone call from the Lake County Sheriff's office at my work, to move away from windows.

    I am glad it is past, now we have cleanup to do in our yard, I'd rather have Sadie's job.

  5. Our little dog, Rusty heard his first thunder this week too. He wants no part of it. He hid under Donnie's legs. They are such a hoot...

  6. I hates to bee the one to brake the news to ya, but in that there first picture of Saddie, she do bare a stong resembellence to fresh plucked chicken.


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