I’m so glad I made it up to Springfield, Mo ahead of this storm. I even left a day early from Toad Suck Campground wanting to get settled beforehand.
I arrived here on Thursday with sunny skies. I took a drive, after setting up, and went to the Camping World to buy some MaxxAir roof vent covers. This will allow me to keep the roof vents open even in rain or while driving. With summer coming this will be welcome.
The vent covers also protect the vent lids. I only wished I had them last fall when the hail broke that bathroom vent lid back at Leesburg Dam SP in New Mexico.
I’m camped at a KOA campground just west of the vet I need to take Geordie to next Tuesday.
I’m able to receive some TV stations and this rain is serious rain. Its due to leave up to two and a half inches of rain. It started about three this afternoon and hasn’t let up. It’s moving slow and should clear about 2 AM tomorrow, but there could be a rebuilding of rain tomorrow.
Glad I have a canoe…just in case!
When I came into the campground I saw a Casita. I remembered the summer storms two years ago and getting stuck inside with the Illinois River at flood stage for two days.
Once again I’m glad that the Nash has a bit more room and I realized it was a year ago last April when I picked it up.
I made an overnight stop in Harrison, Ar Wednesday and the campground host asked about the Nash. He’s seen a few trailers owning a campground, but never a Nash. He and his wife are thinking of something smaller for them and he liked the size.
I was glad to move on from Toad Suck CG. It turns out that the local schools were on spring break. One family set up two tents next to me. There were a few small kids and when I went out with Geordie before bed there was only one tent. Later I heard the siren on the lock and later a couple of car doors shut. In the morning I found no tents. It’s scary camping out the first few times as a kid. Worse for dad when you have sirens and horns keeping the kids up.
That’s about all I have today.
Thanks for following my travels.