Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Monday, August 29, 2011

After the storm








The storm is gone with just a few more hours of gusty wind. It could have been a lot worse. We had lots and lots of rain and wind gusts that never exceeded 60 mph. The park shed all the rain without any serious pools of water. Again luck and timing played a big role. The center of the storm moved north well east of us. In hind sight it would have been a big mistake to panic and run to the east. Since south was out of the question, sitting was our best option. We would have had to go all the way to far western New York or even PA to get better conditions that we had here.

Vermont and New Hampshire, where we just were, really got hammered. I read last night that nearly all the rivers and creeks in Vermont are flooding. Montpelier, a few miles from our campground there, may be voluntarily flooded again to save the nearby dam.

I was worried about the trees in the park and lost some sleep over that. Halley also was having a hard time relaxing with all the racket, but she did her best. As it turns out my concerns were not totally unfounded. Walking the park this morning, a huge pine tree at the end of our row came down over night just behind a camp site. Its twin sister is sitting 20 feet in front of my coach. I cannot wait for the wind to completely settle down.

Today will be largely spent trying to determine if we can move to the coast based on conditions after the storm.

We count ourselves very lucky and feel sorry for the folks that have lost so much. Watching the news for areas we have lived in and visited is difficult.

19 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

glad to hear that all is well..Irene was a big and nasty 'bag of wind and rain'!!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Sometimes hunkering down is the better choice, rather than running for the hills. You called it right and did it right this time. Good for you!

Rick and Elaine NB said...

so happy to hear you weathered the storm without any damage other than loss of sleep...here on the east coast of Canada we experienced rain heavy at times..late yesterday and through the nite...we are at the stix and bricks..but have ourselves wired up with the MH gene we also have another gene for more backup if necessary...so we're in good shape...have the routers up and running for the laptops etc..stay safe..
Elaine

Corrie, Dan and Gumbo Ryan said...

great to hear you three are alright. after ten years of hurricane season in south Louisiana, you now see why we spend the summer, into fall in our RV on the west coast. oops was that the ground shaking:)? - corrie $ dan

Happytrails said...

So glad you missed any problems as a result of the storm. That is GREAT news!!

Sweet Meanderings said...

I'm glad you made it through Irene all right. I'm sure there were some anxious hours with all that rain and wind! I'm glad it missed us here in Florida but I hated to hear about all the flooding and damage further north.
Candy

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Glad that downed tree was not at your site. Nature is best viewed outside your MH, not inside it. :c)

Judy and Emma said...

Good to hear that you dodged that bullet.

Bob and Jo said...

Thankful that you rode it out safely!!

where's weaver said...

I am combining two blog comments in one. We are soooo happy that you three are safe! We kept close watch here in Ohio to be sure all our RV friends were going to be fine. Nothing better than to hear this good news.
I LOVE the pictures from the Cole Land Transportation Museum. That looks like a place I would really enjoy. Safe travels.

E Squared and Mui said...

So happy to hear that you rode out the storm with no after effects.

Luci & Loree said...

Glad all is well there!

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

So glad to hear you guys are safe...so many more we are still waiting to hear from.

There are times when you have to trust your own instincts to which direction to go...you did good!

Donna K said...

So much damage out there - so glad you escaped intact.

meowmomma said...

Whew... glad to know you are okay!

We called some friends in Vermont and they are all right. They had been on vacation in Maine and had to return home. Had electricity, but it had been shut off ~ they suspect for rerouting to occur for others to get online. The news has it looking pretty grim...

Hope your plans work out, but it is still hurricane season...

Rick and Paulette said...

Glad to hear you rode the storm out safely. I was watching the TV news coverage of Vermont and it looked devastating for the folks up there with all the flooding. Very sad.

Wayne and Roberta said...

Glad to hear you are safe from Irene.

Kevin and Ruth said...

So happy to hear that you made it through the storm without any damage. We were thinking about you as I knew you were more or less in Irene's path. We saw so much flooding thoughout NJ, NY, Vermont and NH.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Karen and Al said...

It sounds like you made a good decision. It's hard to know what to do and you weren't in a very good location to try to run. Glad all is well.