Yes, that song by the Doors was going through my head as Marti and I rode out Hurricane Irene in the Journey. We pulled in to the parking lot of Marti's nursing home Friday night, fired up the Onan 8 KW generator and set in for the blow. With the potential threat of problems and Marti being responsible for 120 residents and an equal number of staff, we thought it would be best to be close by.
Fortunately, all we experienced was some heavy rain and gusty winds. We made periodic rounds in and around the building to ensure all was well. We were able to keep close tabs on the storm via our rooftop satellite dome and DirecTV, as well as the Internet with our Sprint aircard and we had a gourmet meal in the crock pot. We were really suffering.
During the heaviest winds, I brought in one of the two opposing living rooms slides on the windward side to protect the slide topper awning. That was the extent of our difficulties. Now it is Sunday morning, a nice light breeze is blowing and the skies are blue with nice white puffy clouds. Later this afternoon we'll be pulling up the jacks and heading back to the storage lot, putting our escape pod away until the next trip. :c(
It is a blessing to have the Journey to use in an emergency. Hopefully, the next time a hurricane comes through, we'll be on the road a little more inland, like Kansas! :c)