I barely got setup to sew a border onto this bunny quilt when the park's flood siren went off. We thought that was a little strange since the sky had cleared up after a heavy rain/hail storm and the grounds was starting to dry out. Campers were busy building fires and getting meals ready. It was turning into a nice evening.
Dan called the ranger and soon the ranger was calling back to say that they would be evacuating low lying campsites! Wow, really?? Apparently the rain had caused a flash flood from a connecting canyon and it was on its way to our area. While Dan spread the news to start packing, I went out back to look at the stream behind our motorhome.
|campers packing in a hurry|
|fire pit is still smoking from the campers|
|20 ft below and behind our site|
Gosh, this is the first time the campground has been so quiet! We wandered around picking up some trash that was left behind and watched the water level. Then I got that song by Johnny Cash stuck on repeat in my head - "How high is the water, Momma? Well, it's 5 feet high and risin'!" Well, we did not have to worry about the water rising too much. The photo below shows the highest point. Not too bad for us or for the park.
|road to wildlife area|
They opened up the road gates this morning. The day use area is back in business, but the campground only has one camper so it will be another quiet evening for us. You know what?....I think I'll get that border done tonight.