Hurricane Sandy sort of put a new adventure in the adventure. We learned about it, ignored it for a day and a half, then asked questions. Then I took Shadow for her evening walk and met Dutch who was parked beside us. Turned out he was from Walnut Creek, CA. He said that he and his wife “Sandy” were leaving American Heritage campground and going south and a bit west and would probably stay in Walmart parking lots, until they could figure out what to do next. “Would we be interested in caravanning with them?”
I told Russ and said that I had told Dutch we would visit in the morning. Russ wondered if i really wanted to caravan with someone. I replied that God always puts notes on my pillow for me to pay attention to his help. After all we had been parked for 5 days next to two people from Walnut Creek and had not met them until the storm came up. Besides it would be nice to have someone on the same journey for support.
Well that next morning not only did I go out to talk with Dutch, but Dan from Michigan had already approached him and the next thing I knew three couples were discussing what to do. Well an hour later we pulled out and headed for North Carolina-Henderson was about 3 hours away, would be inland and south and if it were necessary to go further south inland, we would be prepared to do so. Well by the end of the day we were parked in Walmart and partying in Don and Dar’s motor home (we drank water of course). Great evening laughing, sharing ideas, and telling stories on our partners, sharing the funny ways we cannot communicate directions on the road.
Today we got up, did some computer work and found a place in Raleigh’s state fairground RV campground that is really nice. The winds have just been gusts, and we expect tomorrow to be lots of rain. By Monday we think the storm will be north and we may all head to Myrtle Beach. Learned so much from Sandy and Dar. Also we all felt the good Lord had brought us together to “weather the storm” and have some fun. Thanks to God for such a great idea.
Intermittently we are listening the the Weather Channel- and know that we still do not really know how Sandy will hit us. But it is unlikely to do too much damage here.
We went out for dinner tonight to a Bistro, 6 large screens of sports, so we Giant’s fans and Detroit fans watched the first three innings of the game. We are back in our RV’s and Russ and I are still watching the 8th inning and hope for a win for SF Giants.
Appreciate your prayers.