Monday saw us in a deluge! The rain cleared the air of Shad Flies (at least for a day — we’ll see whether there are any more emergences tonight). Having blown them off the coach not long before, the heavy rains did a good job of pressure washing the coach; she’s actually pretty clean right now. I’ll get out the ladder and inspect the roof before we leave here, but right now we’re back to looking pretty good right now.
Rain fell at rates upwards of 1 inch per hour. A good drenching; with some local flooding alerts – none of which affected the campground.
With all that water it was a good day for reading, a couple walks, and an overdue shower. All those flying critters had me postponing a good soaking at the Corps showers, sticking with a more spartan shower in the coach. We’re at an electric only site. Being here for two full weeks means we have to be a bit careful about water usage; and we normally take advantage of the Corps showers. We know we can make it slightly longer than 14 days on one tank full. I didn’t want to take LONG, LONG showers and risk having to break camp to dump our tanks a day or two early and then go and set up all over again. I guess I’m getting lazy in my ‘senior years.’ LOL
I called Bosque del Apache and talked with our winter supervisor. We cemented an arrival date and he sent us the link for a Safe Driving Course needed to complete before arriving.
Somehow I messed up our reservation for the beginning of September. Back in February when we made Summer plans I ‘forgot’ when Labor Day was…. and I stopped our reservation at the 1st of September not the 8th of September. Now I can fill that 1 week gap knowing for sure how much time we have to make the trip to NM. This way I can get rid of that 330 mile, 1 day drive from St Croix Falls to Milwaukee. Likey, Likey.