Yesterday we left Grand Isle. It was raining early, heavy rain. And lightning. And thunder. We put the dish down, just in case and were checking weather on the phones. Than we notice one of our roof vents leaking. Oh, crap! I took off the trim piece and we put towels on the floor. Than discover the roof vent in the bedroom was also leaking. Nothing we can do to fix the problem until the roof dries off and that ain't happenin' for a while.
The radar showed it clearing off for a short while about noon. We quicky hooked up and left. Lots of flooding in the campground.
Now it starts really coming down, again, with strong winds and HAIL.....found a wide spot and pulled over and kept watching the mirror hoping we would not get rear ended....
That finally lets up and we move on again. It does stop for a short time and we stop at an rv dealer to see if they can send someone onto the roof to recalk the vents. They say no, can't help you. So we keep going.
Some where around Thibodoux, LA we see this really really huge flash of lightning....and a big thunderboomer. We were passing a small truck stop and pulled in. Parked so we were facing the wind and than it really started coming down!!!!! At times the wind and rain were so strong that we could not see the hood of the truck out of the front window....now that is rain.
We found out this morning on the weather channel that they had 4.4 inches of rain yesterday in that area.
Finally it lets up and we decide to move on as it is early and we do not want to sit in this parking lot all night. We get on the highway and there is water everywhere, and a police car blocking the highway! Road closed!
The rain does not let up. We finally see a sign for "rv resort and casino". Of course I miss the turn and have to go down the road and find a place to turn around. This "resort" is all mud. We try to pull into an open site and the trailer starts to sink in the mud.....time to move on.
Just south of Baton Rouge, (we are now on I-10) we see a sign for a campground. So we drive a couple of miles of the road and it is a mobile home/rv park....and it is flooded and muddy....no thank you...we have been thru this already. And continue on.
By now the rain has finally stopped and we survive the drive thru Baton Rouge at rush hour and head north. Still looking for a campground while we are driving. And driving, and driving.
Finally, after 254 miles in 8 1/2 hours we arrive at Natchez, MS. Across the Mississippi river bridge is River View campground back in LA. We pulled in and will spend two nights.
The worse driving day ever.
Hope you have a wonderful day
Love to all of ya
Jim and Linda
PS here are a couple pix of the rigs on the gulf
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