It rained most of the night and was still raining when we got up. Again, we only have a short distance to drive today- about 130 miles- so we don't need to be in a big hurry to leave. We are the only "daily" resident, so there wasn't much chance of someone needing to get into our space, so that was a good thing too. I finally put a poncho on and went out and started to do my work. The rain had slacked some but it was still cool and a bit windy so the poncho felt pretty good.
We pulled out about 10:30 and before we got to Lufkin the rain had stopped. We only made one stop at a nice little rest area south of Diboll. This is one of the new ones, and we admired the woodsy metal sculptures inside the building. I also liked the fact that we had to park a little way from the building, so we got a nice walk to stretch our legs.
When we pulled into the KOA we soon learned that they had closed the office for lunch. I've never seen an RV park actually close down for lunch. Sometimes they close to go out in the park. At any rate, we waited about 30 minutes and the lady came back from lunch and we got checked in. The escort person who would normally have taken us to our site hadn't come back from lunch but we've been to this park several times before so we didn't have any trouble finding our site or getting into it. It didn't take long before we were all set up and ready to rally! By the way, the satellite dish had no trouble finding and locking in on the bird in the sky.
Soon after getting set up, Dan came by to tell me that Ruth Ann had made coffee and had some cookies for an afternoon snack, so we went over there for awhile. I took some of Stella's fresh fire crackers and we had a nice afternoon break with the others that were already here.
We came back home and it wasn't long before the rain had caught up with us. Not only that but the cold weather followed, and although it didn't get really cold, it was cool and with the rain it was pretty miserable outside. A good afternoon to stay inside by the fireplace.
Tomorrow should be the arrival of more of our friends and we'll be looking forward to that.