Tuesday, September 07, 2004

We made it:
Hurricane Frances tried real hard to keep us in Florida. But, about 3-4 days late, we made it to the mountains this afternoon. It is pouring rain here in Western NC, as it was all the way from around Ocala, Fl. We sat in line for gas, slept in a parking lot in Tifton, Ga. All the Floridians who fled the other day were still in all those hotel rooms, I guess. We endured torrential rain for many hours, were buffeted by high winds. Just south of Lake City Fl, we saw 3 or 4 cars in the grass off the road that looked as though they'd just been blown there. South of Tifton, we hit a tree in the road. It was a hard hit but doesn't seem to have damaged either car, the motorcycle or the rental truck. We expect rain all day tomorrow so don't know when we'll unload the trucks....but we're here. And our cats, who endured several days in a strange house with strange cats, a ferret and a bird, then spent hours in cages on the road and parked. They are happy now. As are we.


  • What an adventure! So glad you made it safely to your mountain abode. Let's hope Ivan disappears into thin air....

    By Blogger Marie, at 9:50 PM  

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