Stuck in the muck, mired in the mud-but all's well
Trip Start Jan 01, 2007
116Trip End Dec 31, 2007
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While waiting for the tow truck, I had gone online and found an rv park 30 miles away which was of course charging almost double their normal rate ($44 instead of the usual $25), because of the Nationals, but they DID have a space available with full hookups. The owner of the Knoxville raceway/Marion County Fairgrounds campground where we'd been stuck agreed to credit our credit card the $120 we'd paid there, since it was impossible to get into our site - I've gotta believe there will be alot of very busy tow trucks on Sunday pulling other campers and rigs out of the mud, which probably will have hardened by then. So, in the downpour, with CONTINUOUS lightning and thunder like neither of us had ever seen, we drove almost an hour to get 28 miles to this other campground - me (who normallly doesn't drive at night) following Greg, who reallly couldn't see the road, either. It hailed, it poured, and the thunder and lightning never quit for a minute...we've seen many a fireworks show that wouldn't have held a candle to last night's skies. We got here around 10 p.m. with it still pouring, lightning and thundering, but we're here now. I don't think I've ever been so scared, but it's finally quit raining. Last night's race show will be run tonight, tonight's show will run tomorrow night, and Friday night's scheduled show will run at noon Saturday, so Saturday will be a full day of racing instead of just at night. Rain's supposed to be done now for the entire weekend - I don't care if I never see another drop or another lightning bolt! So, as I said at the beginning, ll's well that ends well, but I didn't believe it would ever get to this point - it was downright frightening. To give you an idea how awful it was - I didn't even get a single picture - the camera would have been ruined by the "buckets" of water that never quit coming out of the sky!