Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It’s Not Oklahoma But the Wind is Sure Sweeping Down the Plain
We said goodbye to Kim and Don this morning under partly cloudy skies and no breeze to speak of. We had such a nice time with them and we sincerely hope we see them again sometime. They are headed back to their lot on beautiful Lake Shuswap in BC. Safe travels to you Don and Kim. We had the privilege to visit a different part of Shuswap Lake in 2009, and I can tell you it is a beautiful area.
Poppy is doing well and had her chill pill last night and then the thunder never came. But she got a good night’s rest and so did we. I admit we spoil her but she is Princess Poppy however. We got her a new dish for this trip and it is deeper than what she is used to. While she will eat her kibble out of it, she really does not like sticking her muzzle into a deep dish of canned dog food. We have come up with a solution.
She will very delicately eat her breakfast off the fork as long as we will feed it to her. Put the food down and she walks away. It’s just too hard to pick it up from the bottom of the dish. I know, if she gets hungry enough she will eat but with her diabetes, we try and keep her on a regular schedule and she needs to eat when it is time to eat. We don’t mind and she is such a lady about the whole process, that we kind of enjoy feeding her. At night she gets kibble and meat and she eats it just fine on her own. Isn’t she just a little Princess?
GUESS WHAT?? The Fit is fit and ready to go! They called late this afternoon and they also said they were going to deliver it to us here in the park tomorrow morning and pick up the rental car! How cool is that? Can hardly wait to see what the total will be. State Farm has been less that a good neighbor and we will be exploring our options when we get home.
So we ran into town after dinner to get a few things at Wal-Mart so we will be ready to roll early tomorrow. I had both hands on the wheel for sure as there was a bit of turbulence on the highway. By the time we headed home, it was really blowing and it was definitely a two-hands-on-the-wheel type of drive. As we turned into the park we noticed that is was at least half full and there were many more rigs parked in the boon-docking area. Our speculation as to why so many folks were here tonight was answered when Russ tried to get out of the car and could hardly get the door open. When he did get it open, it blew shut before he could get a foot out! It is quite a blow out there. I am so glad we are surrounded by grass instead of sand!
This shows the sustained winds – the gusts are much worse. This is worse than we had in Desert Hot Springs. We’re sitting here in the coach and the way it is swaying, you would swear you were riding the rails. You’d love it Sam!! I made a video but the internet is SO SLOW tonight I don’t think I’d be able to upload so you’ll just have to trust me on this – it’s windy!! Poppy had her pill so she is chilling and not all agitated. Weather report calls for calming by morning so hopefully we will get out of here and continue our Travels in Therapy.