Forest City, NC.
69 deg. rain showers, SE wind @ 7 mph.
Forecast today = Thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. High near 75F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Forecast tonight = Thunderstorms - some may contain locally heavy rain, especially this evening. A few storms may be severe. Low 57F. SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph, decreasing to less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.
Saturday morning, in between rain showers, Jim was able to get the utilities unhooked and get Nora hooked to the back of Big RED. Even with the rain delays, we were able pull out of the Creekwood Farm RV park about 10 minutes before 10:00.
With the mountains mostly behind us, we made good time as we headed towards Ashville on I-40. Just before Ashville, we turned SE on I-29 and followed it down to Columbus where we turned East on US 74. 74 brought us over to Roland and Louise's house which is just a little NW of Forest City.
By the time we pulled into their driveway, it was 11:25 and we had traveled 89 miles in an hour and 35 minutes,
Roland and Louise are RVing friends that we met at an RV Park down on the panhandle of Florida way back in 2002 and have been very good friends ever since.
Other than a lot of visiting, there hasn't been much to post about the last few days. Yesterday afternoon, Jim and Linda took Big RED had went to a Food Lion Grocery store over in Rutherfordton to purchase some much needed groceries and then in the evening, everyone got into Roland and Louise's car and headed over to the Pizza Hut for dinner.
The plan was to leave here tomorrow morning and head over to the Apex, NC area to see Mike and his family, but there's a large storm that has been causing some severe weather west of us, heading this way that should be moving into this area this afternoon and possibly lasting into tomorrow. The problem is that even if it's out of this area by morning, it's moving into the Apex area from here and we'd be driving right back into it. :-(
So, , , , , depending on what it looks like in the morning, we may or may not leave here until Thursday morning.
Did you know that the world’s first weather satellite, Tiros 1,was launched on April 1, 1960 and sent back thousands of images during its short life span of only 79 days?