Am sitting at a Panera restaurant, posting this, as we got evacuated from the campground this afternoon. We've been staying at the Newport News campground all week and have really loved it. Ranger came around while I was up at the office doing laundry and said we needed to be out by 6:00 p.m. Luckily we had already hooked the truck up to the rig in case this same scenario would happen tomorrow while Linda is at work and I'd need to move on my own....just came a day early.
Within an hour we had everything loaded, tanks dumped and were headed down the road. We need to stick close by as Linda is supposed to work Saturday and Sunday at Busch Gardens (although a friend of mine called me and said that they will be closed tomorrow due to the storm).
We have parked in a plaza parking lot and will stay there tonight unless we get the dreaded knock on the door, from a security guard, in the middle of the night. If that happens we'll move over to the Wal-Mart nearby. That area was really busy when we arrived here earlier (couldn't be that "run out for the much needed milk and bread thing, could it ?"). The winds have intensified a bit with this storm and they are saying that winds will be 65 - 80 m.p.h. Glad our rig is really heavy !! Might be alot of rock and rolling going on tonight. So far it's only starting to rain and that comes in waves....
Just wanted to give folks an update since we've been without internet all week. We'll let you know what it was like to weather a tropical storm, in an RV, once I get access again. Till then we'll be playing lots of Skippo.