Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rockin' And Rollin'

Rantoul, IL.

68 deg. light rain, SW wind @ 10 mph.

Forecast = Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then partly cloudy during the afternoon hours. High 77F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

The eye doctor's appointments yesterday morning went well. Linda got the injection and Jim got the scan. It took awhile though as the doctor's office was backed up. ;-(   By the time they left the doctor's office it was getting close to lunch time, so they stopped at the Urbana Gardens Restaurant in Urbana to eat before coming back here to the park.

Being that it rained in the morning, the humidity was very high yesterday. That, along with a high temp of around 87 made things down right uncomfortable. Then, around 8:00 PM a thunderstorm came through the area and we started Rockin' and Rollin'!!!!

I don't know for sure how strong the wind gusts were, but it sure made Nora move around a lot, and things got pretty scary for a little while!!!! That's one thing that I liked about the big Motor Homes we used to have, (Myrddin and Emrys), they didn't move around much at all in a storm.

We're OK though, and I don't think that there was any damage in the park. Just a few very small branches down.

This morning, Linda has to go to her primary care doctor over in Fisher, IL for her annual check-up and to get new prescriptions for her meds. She'll also be getting a blood test, so she won't be able to eat anything before she and Jim go. That means that they'll be stopping at the Blue Star Restaurant when they leave the doctor's office. ;-)

The weather guessers are saying that we should have very nice weather for the rest of this week. They're saying that it shouldn't rain or even be very humid until Sunday. I hope their forecasts are right as that will give Jim and Linda decent weather to get some shopping done and get everything ready to travel next Monday.

A Point to Ponder : A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Jim and Linda: I read your blog occasionally, but have never commented. My first reading was shortly after Linda's diagnosis as I was going thru the same thing myself and her experiences pretty much mirrored mine. My husband and I full-timed for 5 years in a 5th wheel and now travel in the winter. I wanted to ask about the rv park you referred to in the spring which is near Sanford. As I recall you found it an acceptable place. Is this the place on Doyle Road headed towards Osteen? I can't find the name of the place on the internet but I wanted to check it out as a possibility for some time this winter. When we stay in the Sanford area we frequently stay at the county park, Lake Monroe, but we are thinking of a longer stay. We have checked out most of the commercial parks and none of them appeal to us. We have very minimal needs, water and power. We don't care about activities and don't need a pool. Can you give me some info about the park?
    Also, as you travel back and forth from Wisconsin I want to tell you about two Kane County forest preserve campgrounds in the western suburbs of Chicago. One is very near Elgin, IL, just off Randall Rd, a little west of US 31. It is called Paul Wolff campground and is $25 per night with water and elec, dump station on site. It is busy on the weekends, but great during the week. The other is 30 miles south west of Elgin in Sugar Grove, IL. It is just west of IL 47 and is called Big Rock campground and is quite new. It also has elec and water and a dump station and is also $25. Since it is new it doesn't have many trees yet, but both of these campgrounds are gems run by the forest preserve. We were up there two weeks ago and came home via IL 47 all the way past Fishers to Mahomet to get on I-74 as we now live near Indy. I though you might want to know about these campgrounds. Thank you, Dione (I don't have a google account and am reluctant to put my email address on a public blog, so perhaps you could reply via this comment section?)