Irma is hitting our keys this morning. She is set to come up the west coast of Florida and then the center right over Ocala. We are trying to get updates and info from the keys and our friends. We want to make sure their ok. We went out and got some projects done, but still concerned about our keys friends. So we watched coverage as the devastation started coming in.
Author Archive: rvaway06
We normally like to have our coffee outside in the morning. Not today. We were glued to the tv watching the hurricane coverage. It looks bad. Right now Irma is a Cat 5 and heading right to the Florida Keys and our key, Sugarloaf.
Some of our friends evacuated and some are staying. We are praying for both. We did take a break in the afternoon and go to Boomtown Casino and Imperial Palace for a few cocktails and some gambling.
When we got up around 7pm, we were back on the road. We needed gas and breakfast. Most gas stations are out of gas. We stopped at a Travel America truck stop and they were out of regular gas, but once again, we use diesel and they had lots of that. We had breakfast and coffee and decided to travel to Biloxi.
We want to get out of Irma’s cone. Panama City Beach and Gulf Shores AL is still in the cone. We contacted Cajun RV Park where we have stayed a few times and was able to get a site. We got set up and we were done!!! We had a couple cocktails and that was it!
We are thinking we may have to go to a shelter at some time so we got ready for that. About 4pm there was a mandatory evacuation order for all people in RV’s and mobile homes. It’s looking like Irma may come right up the center and over us. So we decided to close up and take our house and hit the road.
We had no idea yet where. We got on the road at 515pm and I75 was packed with all the people evacuating from all over Florida. We decided to take I10 west instead of North towards Atlanta. Irma is still set to go right up into Georgia. We ended up traveling about 150 miles to a rest area near Live Oak FL along I10. We got there around 9am and got a spot. We headed to bed in our 5ver and had a nice sleep.