Torrential Rain and Wind

Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far

July 14 ~ Day #65
Budget to date
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3856 [4437]

Current Location: Campground, Sandstone, Minnesota

Sure glad we set up the tent yesterday because today the sky opened up and poured buckets of water on us – about 3 1/2 inches. The rain was accompanied by strong winds that did quite a bit of damage.

We came through OK in our Sportz SUV tent but the tent next to us got flattened when their support poles buckled under the weight of some trapped water. Also an RV nearby had an awning out and the support got twisted.

We stayed warm and dry but the ground underneath us turned pretty squishy and we had to lay some planks of wood around the outside to avoid slipping in the mud.

Road Repairs
The campground is on several levels and the rain managed to cut quite a few deep ruts in the access roads as the water poured down the hills. There are still many people arriving in huge RV’s and the staff have done a marvelous job of fixing the roads.

Fortunately the rain was all over by the afternoon and the sun came out to dry things up a bit.

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