The heat and humidity crept up higher and higher today, but we did cook a nice breakfast in the morning before the heat got too intense. I used up leftover steak from yesterday, and sliced it up thin, fried it up with a few leftover mushrooms, and added a few eggs. Then I had half a leftover baked potato that I sliced up and fried too. EWWWWW a greasy breakfast, but once in a while isn't too bad on Steve's cholesterol.
We managed to run a few errands this morning to ship out packages and pick up a few items we needed. We had the motorhome's air conditioner going full blast, and the dogs were stretched out enjoying the coolness when we got back. We figured if we can't beat em, join em. And took our naps right along with them. LOL
Oh, here is a shot of our camping sign. It was the one and only thing Steve gotta outta his divorce! LOL She gave it back because her name wasn't Pfundtner anymore.
Besides, Steve's folks gave it to them in the first place as a gift, so she didn't want it at all. LOL ... her loss, my gain! The Man AND the Sign! I spruced it up with some fresh paint, and added "Steve & Karen" underneath. Now it's Our Camping Sign!
By mid to late afternoon, the storm clouds were rolling in. We had our weather radio tuned in to this county and the county over to the west. Sure nuff, big storms were coming, with ping pong sized hail and high winds! Oh my!
In preparation, we rolled up our awning and stowed away the lawn chairs, grill and firewood. We had our wallets, cell phones, keys and my computer backup drive all in a bag on the table by the door. If we had to vacate the motorhome fast, the nearest shelter was the brick bath house around the corner. Of course, we would have to leave the dogs behind, and let them fare the storm if it got rough. I hate the thought, but hauling two scared wet dogs into a crowded bath shelter is not acceptable I guess. We watched the storm's progress on the tv, and when the park power went out, we flipped to inverter and watched some more. It passed just north of us, and we only got the rain and some wind. No hail, No tornadoes, and No damage. WHEW!
Once all was settled and done, we walked one more time around the campground to get the dogs worn out. We didn't want to venture out on the trails, as the paws would be coming back as a muddy mess. So we stuck to the paved roads and wandered around a few of the loops.
It was still pretty windy while we were walking, and we saw a black object drop outta a tree and plop on the road in front of us! It was a youngish raccoon!!! He looked dazed and wobbly (who wouldn't after that kind of fall!) We kept our distance and set the camera on zoom to get these shots.
Shortly after, the camp hosts came by in their cart, and the man tried to scare it up into a tree. The coon wasn't scaring too easily and it didn't try to run away. He wrote down the empty campsite number and called in to the rangers to come and deal with the coon. We went on our way, walking until the darkness overtook us, and headed back to the campsite.
Ahhhhh, and what do they say about keeping the home fires burning? I saw the lovely warm glow of lights coming from our rig, soon to be our new full time home.
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