Thursday, September 20, 2012

Going Home Ahead of Hurricane Isaac

I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks since we arrived back in Arizona after fleeing Hurricane Isaac.  Initially, we thought we could ride it out when they were predicting 40 mile per hour wind gusts.  But then they started predicting 65 to 70 mile per hour gusts and we just didn't feel safe remaining in our 5th wheel - so cross country we went.
We left Juno Beach in a driving thunderstorm that lasted for the next week.  After putting in a long 15 hour day, we finally stopped for the night at a campground in Gulfport, Mississippi.  Little did the residents of Gulfport know that the hurricane would change paths and head directly for them!
It's nice not having to unpack at hotels but there's always work to be done at the campgrounds.
I think Maggie was happy to be headed home.
Hubby did most of the driving but I actually took a couple of turns behind the wheel too.
Arizona seemed so far away.
Schulenburg, Texas had a nice campground.
They had some crazy looking ducks in their little fishing pond.
We had another very long day across Texas and overnighted in Deming, New Mexico.
"Are we there yet?"
Seeing this sign was cause for celebration!
Since arriving home, I've been putting things away and setting things in order.  I just don't know how we got so much stuff into our 5th wheel!  It was like combining two households.  Hubby has flown back to Florida to finish out his contracting job so we will be racking up those frequent flyer miles seeing each other every few weeks.
Meanwhile, back in Florida, the friends we left behind had to deal with the effects of Hurricane Isaac. 
My friend, Victoria, sent me this picture of her backyard.  Then, after she sent me this pic, they received an additional 10 inches of rain.  The RV park we stayed at is still dealing with flooded roads even now!
We aren't done with Florida though.  I still have to show pictures of our trip to the St. Augustine Lighthouse.  I may be home (at the moment) but the adventures continue!


  1. Hi there, So glad you made it home safe and sound. I love your Maggie-she is such a beauty. Glad you'll rack up those frequent flier miles. I know it is still warm in Arizona but here we are seeing the changing of the season. Have a great evening.

  2. Welcome home and I'm glad you escaped Issac. I love to travel but there is just something about coming home that makes my heart happy. I have never seen ducks like those - I wonder what they are? And Maggie looks like she is trying her best to be a good and patient doggy!!

  3. Glad you are home...remember I get a few days here and there!!!

  4. I can't wait for your St. Augustine Lighthouse post!