Blow Me Away

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032016
 

Friday morning it was the sound of race cars going through their paces at the nearby track that woke us up here at the Pima County Fairgrounds RV park in Tucson, Arizona. Yesterday morning it was the wind.



Actually, it woke us up several times during the night as it rocked our motorhome and rattled our slide toppers and window awnings. When I went outside to put our window awnings up, I was missing that 35 pounds I lost recently because it felt like the wind was going to blow me away!

I checked with the National Weather Service about 9:30 in the morning and it said winds were in excess of 25 miles per hour, with gusts over 35. I’m sure glad we were in an RV site and not out on the highway!

Apparently a lot of RVers who were out on the highway wanted to get off of it, too. We watched several of them pulling in throughout the morning. Whenever we see big rigs on the road in high winds or bad weather we always wonder why. They had to have left someplace to get out there, so why didn’t they just stay put until the storm system passed? I understand that some people work for living and may not have a lot of flexibility in their schedules, but getting in a wreck can really make you late for work!



Good news for snowbirds migrating south for the winter! Through February 28, a dozen select Georgia State Parks are offering discounts of 30 to 50 percent off their campsite rates for stays of a minimum of 14 days. Depending upon the individual park and the length of stay, extended-stay rates can be as low as $9.50 per night for a campsite. The discounts are valid for RV campsites at 12 participating state parks, including Chattahoochee Bend State Park, General Coffee State Park, George L. Smith State Park, Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park, High Falls State Park, Indian Springs State Park, Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Laura S. Walker State Park, Magnolia Springs State Park, Reed Bingham State Park, Seminole State Park, and Stephen C. Foster State Park. Some parks have full hook-ups, including cable TV.

For a listing of all 12 of the parks and details on the discounts, visit www.gastateparks.org/snowbird. Each park’s web page gives a complete listing of amenities, nearby attractions, reservation links, and more.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of The Music Box by Heather Meyer. It’s the story of a young woman scarred by her father’s suicide on her fourteenth birthday and struggling to accept why it happened. She escapes the city and settles in a small town to write his story and meets a young man struggling to come to grips with his own father’s legacy. It’s a story you won’t soon forget. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.

Music Box

Thought For The Day – The best thing to protect you from a sasquatch attack is a camera.

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