Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Still waiting to move on

When I took Emma out first thing this morning, I noticed that there was no rain, but, oh my gosh, the wind was a howling!  I really wanted to be on my way to get out of Oklahoma into Texas, so I prepped everything inside.  I turned on the TV to the local news station, and most of the news was all about the weather!  Lots of warnings and watches, so I checked my online weather source, and the radar for where I was going to travel was not good.  Once again, I debated with myself, but finally made the decision to stay put for another night.  :(


When I went to the office this afternoon to pay up for one more night, the gal at the desk told me that she had a call from a camper that was coming in from Texas.  They had called to say they didn’t know when they’d get here because they were just getting hammered with high winds and severe storms.  Whew!  I guess I made the right decision.  In the afternoon, the winds were so bad that I pulled in the slides because I was worried about the slide topper awnings.  We had some rain, but mostly winds.

IMG_6363Things calmed down a bit in the late afternoon, and I was able to put the slides back out.

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After dinner, Emma and I were able to take a good walk about, and I looked for some photo opportunities.

52 On the way to Anahuac 20104Here’s some more old John Deere equipment.  It was a bit of a struggle to find anything interesting after three days.  :)


The forecast calls for sunny skies tomorrow, but increasingly high winds by afternoon.  So, my latest plan is to get out of here early tomorrow morning.  I’m even going to set my alarm!  Egad!  What a sorry state things have resulted in.  :)  I leave you with tonight’s hopeful sunset…

IMG_6378Thanks for stopping by….talk to you later,  Judy


  1. Hope you get out okay tomorrow. Things are usually calmer in the morning.

    That flower on the left is very unusual. I've never seen one like it.

    "Red sky at night, sailor's delight." My mom used to say that. Bodes well for your travels tomorrow. Drive safe.


  2. You be really careful tomorrow and get off the road at the first sign of wind. Gorgeous flowers and sunset.

  3. It is windy here too today. We are leaving tomorrow also so we hope it calms down. I don't know about putting that alarm on though.

  4. Here's hoping tomorrow is a good traveling day all around! We are headed home from Branson.

    They have quite a collection of old farm equipment there! Love the photo's, but you surely know that by now!!

  5. Be safe out there tomorrow! You know you can always stop early and wait out the winds. Will be thinking of you and Emma. Let us know when you land, ok?

  6. You have chosen wisely, as they said in one of my favorite movies. I have lived in both Texas and Oklahoma, and when the weather is bad-it is really bad. Always better to wait it out.

    Lets hope it improves soon.

  7. That little dried weed/flower is very interesting! What a wonderful *autumn* themed photo----

    Glad you stayed put another night... fighting that wind could be a real struggle and very tiring if not dangerous. Sleep tight!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  8. Better safe than sorry! Will be waiting for your next post telling us that you arrived safely.

  9. You made a great decision by staying put for the day from the sounds of it. There's nothing worse than getting caught out in the middle of nowhere with high winds in a storm.

  10. It's not fun driving those honkers in the wind. We would have done the same thing. Be safe.

  11. Love the pictures of the seed pods. What is the one on the left? Very unusual looking. Thanks for sharing.

  12. We lived in Lewisville Texas (North of Dallas) for four years. I remember some really bad wind storms. I don't remember what time of year they were though.

    Hope it calms down enough for you to be comfortable driving.

    Would you pull into a rest stop and stay put if it gets rough?

    Be safe, you have time.

  13. Great rusty stuff! Glad you're taking your time.

  14. Looks like winds are coming our way...In excess of 55 mph Tues., Wed. and Thurs...glad we are'nt pulling the Hiker yet....You might need to re-think getting out on the highway till those winds die down!!!...Be safe!!!!!!