Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


We woke during the night to the sound of rain pounding on the roof. We could see the flashing of lightning through the slats of the window blinds but there wasn’t much thunder which seemed unusual.

The rain had stopped by the time we woke this morning. We shared a pot of coffee as we waited for daylight so we could see how much of a swamp we were in. I hoped we could pull out without too much of a problem.

Light rain fell from the solid gray overcast as we prepared to leave but we worked together like a well oiled machine and pulled out of the campground right at 8:00 AM.

Never before in our 12 years of living the RV life have we traveled 300 miles in pouring rain. At times we could barely see and there was nowhere to pull over from the interstate. Marilyn suggested that I keep my eyes on the white lines while she watched for cars or trucks in the fog and rain ahead of us. It was basically five hours of high stress. I told Marilyn that I had such a “pucker hold” on the seat that she might have to rock me back & forth once we stopped, just to break the suction so I could get out of the truck. LOL

We were parked and set up at Deer Creek Valley RV Park at 1:45 in the afternoon, as the light rain continued. We were all clean and neat again as we left to meet Tom & Berni at the fine Mexican restaurant called “El Dorado”.

We shared a very nice meal with these friends and then parted with hugs and hopes of being together again, maybe in the Rio Grande Valley.

Life is Good!



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