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.
Magnolia Springs State Park
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