My pretty flower sign was still up, though turned around.
Sunday - Travel Into Florida's Panhandle
- I am glad I brought a little hand broom and dust pan. I used it to sweep off the crap I inevitably tracked into the trailer. I also swept off the outdoor rugs and the Clam.
- I would like to add a charge-able hand vacuum.
- Huge garbage bags to put wet items into.
- A hose with a spigot! I am so grateful to have my outdoor sink!
- I am glad to have the tool box on the front of my trailer to put the muddy chucks and leveling Legos.
- A clothes line in the back of the van for hanging wet items.
- A small tarp! My neighbor gave me a tarp she had brought for just such an occasion. She said as she handed it to me, “Buy one and give it to someone else when they might need it.” I placed it on the floor inside the Weeroll to put my bike and the folded sink station on. I just couldn’t get all the sand and leaf-litter off them.
- Clothes enough that if your clothes that you had hanging to dry don’t dry, you have a clean set to put on. I did pack enough myself because you never know when you might get soaking wet. Especially when I often have the urge to spontaneously enter a lake or stream I come upon without changing into my swimsuit. I also don’t mind walking in the rain.
- I have an outdoor rug that is like plastic astro-turf and I have an indoor rug that is more fabric with a pattern to hide the bits that come off my feet when I step on it. Those both were helpful in keeping down the amount of sand and leaf-litter I tracked into the trailer.
- I had an umbrella in Lilac and she had an umbrella in her car. Neither of us thought of it until she was totally drenched;
- I opened the door and yelled out at her to come in and we could both wear masks. But the sound of the pouring rain drowned out my voice. She later told me she would not have come in anyway;
- We could have ridden to a shelter just a few campsites away and had our bikes and ourselves out of the rain together;
- She could have gotten into her car and waited out the storm instead of standing under a tree that only protects in a short rain.