Our plans for our departure almost got derailed today. We live in a (Grrr - never again!) HOA community and cannot keep the Journey long term at the house. 72 hours is the maximum time.
I intended to pick up the Journey this afternoon after work, bring it to the house and plug it in to cool down the 'fridge. Our storage facility in in a Regional park and is safe and secure, except for one issue.
The Bull Run River (creek?) runs through the park and if it overflows, it blocks access into and out of the park. Now, the storage area is plenty high and dry, there is no danger of flooding there. But if the road floods, you can't get in there.
Starting last night and all day, we had torrential rains here in Northern Virginia. And, of course, the Bull Run started rising, and fast.
I beat feet over to the Park and used a narrow back road in to get to the office. I talked to one of the rangers and he said the road was still passable, but wouldn't be for long. He had already blocked off the main road, but offered to open it up for me to get out. I bee-lined to the storage lot and as soon as I arrived, the rain began to fall even harder. Of course.
Normally, this wouldn't be too much of a big deal, but I had only a few minutes to get the Journey out before the road became impassable. Remember the tire covers? Well, they are just as hard to get off as they are to put on. Nothing more fun than laying on the soaking wet ground, in the rain and struggling to undo the bungee cord fasteners. I got them off and found one of the grommets in the vinyl cover already had pulled through the material. At this point, I realized the tire covers are more trouble than they are worth.
At least I was able to get the Journey out in the nick of time and brought it home. By the time I pulled out of the park, it was totally dark and driving in the pouring rain, in the dark is not too much fun. Hope to not have to do that again.
So, all is good. The Journey is at the house, plugged in to electricity to cool down the 'fridge. Tomorrow after work, I'll fill the water tank, load up our clothes and stuff (hopefully it'll be warm enough for SHORTS), hook up the Element and we'll head off to some overnight destination somewhere down the road. Zoe the Wonder Dog isn't coming along this trip, we have a house sitter who'll be watching over the house and Zoe.
Amazing how a little water can (almost) short circuit your plans.
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