Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Running from the Storm
The state park where we're volunteering has called an emergency evacuation from Tropical Storm Nicole; they told us yesterday at 1 pm to pack up and move out by sunset. We were on the road by 3. We've been through many hurricanes in Texas so this isn't too scary for us. Since this is a very minimal sized tropical storm we're not too worried about it. We actually didn't run too far; in fact we broke all the rules and headed south! We moved to Sugar Loaf Key which is only about 10 miles south of where we were. The other volunteers are here too.
This KOA gets 5 stars because they were so nice to give us FREE camping because we're refugees! They have a beautiful pool, a hot tub, a poolside bar, a marina and fishing area, and a beach with a water trampoline, rock climbing float, and jungle gym! So far this evacuation has been like a vacation!
We love silly signs... Luckily our cats don't smoke!
The storm is expected to hit tonight. The weather service predicts it will cruise by to the east of us and actually make landfall on the mainland/Miami area. We're keeping a close eye on the weather channel and keeping the awning rolled up till then!