Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Definitely Not What You Expect On Vacation!


We come home this morning, to say it was an adventure, would be an understatement. We had a nice two days and I will write more and show photos on Friday, but for now, you can see what kind of morning we had.

It started when we were awoken by lightening at 6:30 in the morning. Bill bought the awning down and went back to sleep but I noticed how close the lightening seemed and realized our windows were open, so I got up and closed them. It was impossible to get back to sleep, I could see huge bolts of lightening coming down by the lake and the trailer seemed to be moving.

Then I noticed people driving off and then a few people walking around outside in the storm, not a smart thing to do, then it stopped and I found out why. Walking out of the trailer was like being Dorothy in the land of Oz. The campground was a disaster, trees down all over the place and as we looked around we saw trees on top of campers, and tents flattened on the ground.

It seems we had hurricane force winds and the worst of it was right in our area. One family had two tents, the parent's tent was flipped over in the air and their kids had a tree land on theirs. Thank God no one was hurt bad. I watched the news when I got home and the entire campground got hit, the tents got hit the hardest so a lot of people left, since they had no place to sleep.

We packed up and left once we knew the main roads were cleared, but they had a lot of work to get the trees off of the trailers and clear the rest out before new campers can come in. I have to admit, they were quick to respond and had the whole town to help in clearing out.

As for us, we were fine, our trailer had no damage and there were just twigs laying around.

This is Doug's Trailer, he was not so lucky. Doug had this huge tree land on his trailer. The day before he was parked in the open area, but decided to move under the trees. I bet he regrets that decision.


And talk about bad luck, this is the other side of Doug's trailer. Not only one tree, but two, fell on his trailer. I heard back that he was able to repair his roof and is still camping.


12 comments:

Saundra said...

WOW, what a frightful experience that must have been. So glad you didn't encounter any damage. Now you've a great story to tell which had a good ending.

Vicki W said...

Wow, that's the kind of vacation adventure that no one wants!

Kate said...

That's scarey, Debbie - so pleased you escaped the wrath of Mom Nature.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

How terrible - so glad you escaped unharmed.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie,
So happy to know you got through it unscathed. Thankfully injuries weren't worse.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you are safe and sound. Michelle Muscatello, channel 12 weather lady, said this morning that Burlingame had 100 trees down.

acorn hollow said...

Oh my Goodness wow that is awful. I would be with you head home. where you close to home in the first place? or in NH
Cathy

acorn hollow said...

Oh my Goodness wow that is awful. I would be with you head home. where you close to home in the first place? or in NH
Cathy

acorn hollow said...

Oh my Goodness wow that is awful. I would be with you head home. where you close to home in the first place? or in NH
Cathy

Tammy Franck said...

Wow! That has to be so scary in a trailer in a storm! Glad you didn't get any damage.

Tammy

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow! is right! You lucked out but that is an experience no one would want.

Sandi said...

His fortunate that everyone appears not to have any major injuries just damage to things that hopefully are insured and can be repaired.

Makes one rethink camping after all these years, but hopefully it is a one of experience and doesn't dampen your spirits. Glad to hear you are unscathed by this adventure.