Beauty & the Deluge

We were headed to the visitors' center when the sky opened up.  Our wipers didn't have a chance against this downpour!

We were headed to the visitors’ center when the sky opened up. Our wipers didn’t have a chance against this downpour!

It rained last night, then drizzled on and off this morning.  For a while the sun peeked out and we thought that we were through with rain for the day.

Drizzly morning.  This is the first time we've used the awning this trip.

Drizzly morning. This is the first time we’ve used the awning this trip.

So we headed for the day use area.  It is so beautifully and thoughtfully designed.  It’s multi level with picnic areas tucked here and there, obviously designed with privacy for picnickers in mind, except for the large group pavilions.

We weren’t keeping track of time, so we decided to leave the day use area and head for the visitors’ center.  That’s when the sky opened up.

The day use area from the parking lot

The day use area from the parking lot

It was really scary driving those twisty, winding two-lane roads when we could barely see the road.  And there was nowhere to pull off and wait it out.

We finally got to the visitors’ center and found it closed.  It was 5:30, and the center closes at 4:30.  Then I worried the whole drive back to the campground about how our awning had fared in the downpour.  Since we hadn’t expected rain, we had left it up.  To my great relief, it was fine.

Entering the day use area

Entering the day use area

Bless Casita for using quality awnings!

We are heading home tomorrow.  The first thing I need to do is get estimates on a new roof, then, it will be time to tackle a whole list of home maintenance projects.

Sure would be nice to run away from home again!  🙂

Ron and Sheba

Ron and Sheba

Lower level looking toward the boat dock

Lower level looking toward the boat dock

Picnic sites

Picnic sites

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Down by the water

Down by the water

Path from day use area to boating area

Path from day use area to boating area

 

 

 

 

 

Our Drought is History

Today's deluge

Today’s deluge

I read that February broke our all time record for rainfall.  Our multi-year drought is finally broken!

I am thrilled that the drought is gone.  That means lots of flowers and mushrooms this year.  But I am wondering if I should consider building an ark now.  🙂

Right now lightning is flashing and thunder is booming.  A tornado watch is in effect.  Colder weather is moving in behind the rain.  It sure is testing my patience, as I am beyond chomping at the bit to get the fan installed in the trailer.

As changeable as the weather is lately though, I’m still hoping that an unpredicted, beautiful day will pop up.  I’ll be ready when it does come!

I am working hard to keep a positive, cheery outlook. Warm, sunny weather will be such good medicine!

On the other hand, Sheba doesn’t care about the rain.  I opened the door to take a photo for the blog and she tore out into the downpour.

As an old friend would say, “That dog’s not right bright.”  😀

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