Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hurricane, UT - Being blown away in Walmart's parking lot

Today was a very satisfying day.  This morning I hooked up to the sewer and dumped the tanks.  Katie and I took one more short walk, then I vacuumed the couch and floors while I still had electricity.  I don't think Zion has any hook-ups.

Leaving the campground.  
I wish my camera had a 3-D setting to show the layers in this photo.

We went into the town of Hurricane, UT and found a laundromat, where I did tons of laundry.  That's always a good job to get done.

On the way to the laundromat we drove past an RV sales and service shop, so when I was done folding and putting away and hanging everything up, I drove back there to see if they could change the oil on The Palms.  They said they don't change oil, they use a shop down the street, so I went there and they took The Palms right away.  I got the oil changed and tires checked, fluids checked, all that stuff.  So now when I head down to Arizona, I won't worry about having to get those things done there.

Then we drove to the local Walmart where I did my grocery shopping. 

We are over-nighting here tonight - it's windy as hell (excuse my French, but it is), and there's lightning in the sky.  I just looked out and there was a whole line of lightning showing up behind the mountains to my right.  I sure hope the light fixtures in this parking lot stay grounded.  They are swaying in the wind. 

Today was beautiful, but this wind tonight - wow!  About 8:30 I took Katie outside to go potty, and when I opened the door, it FLEW out of my hand and SLAMMED into the side of the rig.  It actually cracked the plastic thingy that the door hooks into when open.  I was happy there wasn't a hole in the side of The Palms.   Incredible.  No rain, though.  It did rain last night for about ten minutes, but nothing yet tonight.   I don't see any stars in the night sky, so it must be cloudy. 

This was the sunset from the Walmart parking lot this evening:

I'm watching TV and typing by the generator, but will turn it off soon and go to bed.  Another RV just pulled up alongside me, and I don't want the generator to bother them.

Tomorrow I'm going to drive over to Zion and see if I can get in early.  If not, there are a few RV parks here in town I'll check out.

From Me and My Dog, have a great Tuesday night, everyone!  :)


  1. Oh I hate it when the winds rip the door open like that! I've had that happen a lot. Beautiful sunset! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Scenic Walmart sunset - who'd a thunk it??

    Don't worry about your "french" - high winds can get to anyone. We tied a lightweight rope on the inside door handle and we hang onto that when the wind blows.

    Hugs to you and Katie.

  3. Great sunset!
    All your chores are done and now you can enjoy Zion. Can't wait to see the pictures.

  4. That was a really nice sunset photo. Thunder and lightning and wind are some of the worst things to have when you are in the RV.

    One of the first things I did after we got the RV was attach a nylon rope to the inside door handle so I could hang onto that as I opened the door when it was windy. Works great, but I've had to re-tie it a few times as it slips off sometimes when we don't have to use it very much.

  5. The sunset photo is beautiful. I think Utah is gorgeous, although years ago I didn't care for it at all.

  6. Ewww, I just HATE stormy weather in the MH. Especially the wind!!! You stay safe!!

    You sunset via Wal-Mart Resort was just beautiful!!

    Enjoy Zion!!

  7. Gorgeous sunset. I've lost our door a couple of times in the wind also. And if you are in the Wal-mart parking lot, generators are a part of the deal. Just not real late or real early.

  8. Even with the bad weather, it sounds as though you had a cozy evening inside. Good luck getting into Zion. Will look forward to hearing about your time there.


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