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February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

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September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Got outta Dodge

Saylorsburg, PA

Just when you think you are organized here comes another challenge.  (And more expenses too).

 We were due at Camp Aldersgate in Rhode Island today to get prepared for a NOMADS project on Monday.     So where are we?   About 255 miles southwest.     We decided last night after watching frightening weather reports regarding Hurricane Irene headed up the east cost, that we needed to pack up, pick up and move on down the road.

First we drove over to the camp this morning and talked to our contact.    We also called the other team members and told them to find a safe place and stay there until further notice.    Hopefully we can head back that way on Monday.

We got on the road at 11 am.   We headed south on I395 to I95 (after missing the route we really wanted to take).   From I95 in New Haven we picked up Rt 34  to  I84 west to Port Jervis NY.   We then took Rt 209 south into Pennsylvania to our present location, arriving at 4:45 exhausted and stressed.

We will keep a check on the weather forecast here to see if we need to move again as I just checked  and saw where to center of the storm  has moved to the west side of Connecticut instead of closer to Rhode Island which was predicted yesterday.

Did we move only to have this thing move along with us?    It is now starting to rain.  We drove through several heavy rainfalls on the way here.  

I am concerned about my daughters and their families in NJ and MD.   I keep hearing frightening predictions about the southern New Jersey, around the Atlantic City area.  My NJ daughter and husband live just 40 miles from there.

Keep safe all.


Laurie and George said...

Stay safe! I don't think it's going to be as bad here in our neck of the woods, than say, NJ & NY. Hope your kids/grandkids will be ok.

Happytrails said...

You guys stay safe! We will keep your family in our prayers that they remain safe! Keep us updated!

Ali said...

I am glad you are all safe after a hard day. Will definitely keep your daughter's and their families during the next few days. Keep safe and if you have to move again be safe in those travels.

Donna K said...

Better to be safe than sorry. Will keep you and your family in our prayers and trust that everyone will be safe and the storm will pass. Take care.

JOJO said...

I hope all goes well I will keep you all in my thoughts. Stay safe

Rick and Paulette said...

Good luck and stay safe. Sure hope all goes well for you guys!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Moving was a good move, stay safe.