Saturday June 23rd 2018
Today began early. Around 4:30 this morning a storm front passed through the area. As usual the noisy rain on the roof woke me up. The noise steadily increased as did the sound of thunder and the bright flashes of lightning in the skylight and around the curtains. It was enough to get me out of bed to check the weather radar and any alerts. There was a sever storm watch in place, but the warnings weren’t for this area. With that knowledge I tried to get back to sleep, but it took awhile.
Everything was drying out by the time I got up. Lots of leaves and a few branches on the ground provided evidence of the storms strength. It was calm with high cloud cover most of the day. The temperature never got above the mid eighties. Toward evening the sky cleared and the sun came out. The current forecast has tomorrow starting the same as today with a line of storms.
The park was very busy with day use activities today. A company was holding an outing in one of the shelters at the other end of the park. You could just here the amplified voices at my site. Judging by the number of cars there were probably a few hundred people at the outing. The other big activity was much quieter and much closer to my site. A bass fishing tournament on the river was based at the boat launching ramp just down the road from my site. Most of the boats had already launched by the time I got up. There were about twenty empty boat trailers in the parking lot. There wasn’t any activity until the fishermen started coming in between three and four in the afternoon. I missed the whole thing. By the time I decided to walk over it was all over. They were draining the tanks and taking down the banners.
I spent most of the day sitting outside reading and watching television. It was nice to have a day that didn’t need air conditioning to be comfortable.