Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wind and Rain Compliments of Arthur

Thanks to Hurricane Arthur our 4th of July weekend is a soggy one.  Luckily, the rain held off on the 4th and the festive small town parade in Bar Harbor was able to roll, Shriners cars and all. The pool at the campground was packed as you would expect on a warm summer day and barbecue pits were a blaze with meaty smells as the predicted afternoon rain didn't roll in until late evening.

We stayed glued to the weather forecast as the wind, surf, and flood advisories started piling up.  Not that two girls from New Orleans were terribly worried about a little ole' man named Arthur buzzing into Maine but we like to be safe.  After all, how much damage could a storm with a gentle name produce?  But campers were changing their plans, leaving early from the park or cancelling reservations and we were asked a lot of questions about our experiences with hurricanes.  We tried to make them feel secure.  We told them the best thing to do is throw a hurricane party!

That's us, just south of Bangor.  Looks like the grass cutting will have to wait for another day.
The predicted steady wind of 35-45 mph (with gusts up to 60 mph) were going to start blowing in after dark so we packed up the patio, rolled up the awnings, and put some slides in as a precaution.  Luckily, we are in an open location and don't have to worry about trees or branches that could come crashing down on our motorhome.  The promised cooler temperatures following the storm will be welcomed.  Until then, we will hang on to our hats and keep the raincoats handy.  

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Strong wind is expected for Eastern Maine through this ... remains in effect until 4 pm EDT this afternoon ... Winds: sustained north wind of 35 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 mph ...


Our biggest concern boiled down to who was going to have to walk Spirit in the rain and wind. Not that she cared who took her out, but when we looked outside and saw the driving rain and blowing flags, we cared.





2 comments:

  1. SO who lost the coin toss and walked Spirit?

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  2. I think Emmi could hold it forever if it meant she didn't have to get wet! Stay dry!

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