I woke up Thursday morning, took a shower, had breakfast and watched GMA. The local news was predicting substantial rain over the next 48 hours, thunderstorms and we were already under a tornado watch.
I was scheduled to leave Friday morning and work my way home through Memphis. So I considered all the information:
- It was going to start raining by noon and continue for 48 hours.
- I am scheduled to leave the next day.
- I remembered driving through the water over the park roads and I did not like the thought of driving through water pulling the Eggcamper.
So, I decided to pull out a day early and try to avoid the ugly weather front coming in. I packed up. It was already 77 degrees and 100% humidity by the time I pulled out of the campground at 11:00am.
I decided to just start driving west and see how the weather was. I only had a few sprinkles most of the time. Originally I wanted to go through Memphis on the way home but the weather front looked pretty ugly that way as well.
I drove about 325 miles and ended up at River Town Campground in Vicksburg, MS for the night. I thought I was going to make it without significant weather but about 30 miles from Vicksburg I hit substantial rain. I was about ready to pull off for awhile when it finally let up.
Through most of Mississippi I had limited or no cell service.