Interrupting my regularly scheduled blog to bring you updates on Hurricane Irene - and how she affects me and my life in a 5th wheel! Last week, the weather forecasters were sure she was going to hit us dead on in Juno Beach so we made plans to flee to Georgia. Then, Irene decided to track further east, off the coast of Florida, so we decided to take those previously planned vacation days and travel across the state to Fort Myers in hope of avoiding any tropical storm force winds and rain.
We found a temporary home at North Fort Myers.
It's the slow season since all the snowbirds have gone home for the summer.
Back at our Juno Beach RV Park we have ducks and iguanas. This RV park has giant grasshoppers.
Our Juno Beach RV Park has two ponds but this RV park has a canal so you can launch your boat and keep it next to your park model or RV. The canal leads out to the Caloosahatchee River then on to the Gulf.
It has rained every afternoon, but that's normal for this time of the year. The video is for my Arizona friends who don't get to see much rain. The sound you hear is the rain on the roof.
We're enjoying our time in Fort Myers, known as the "city of palms." We've been shopping, and sightseeing at Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's winter estates. More on that later.
Our friends in Juno Beach are presently experiencing heavy rain and 50 mile per hour winds even though Irene is 170 miles off the coast. I'm glad I'm not there!
The people along the Atlantic coast further north are in my prayers!