Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 09, 2016 at 09:04PM by advodna_dave

So ever since we first talked about going to Galveston, I've had this Tony Rice song called "The Galveston Flood" in my head (tap the pic to hear the chorus and click the link in my profile for some history). And of course, as we're actually heading to Galveston, we start hearing grave warnings of strong thunderstorms and high tides leading to flooding. - Well last night, we decided to stop short of Galveston and stay near the Space Center, and sure enough, there was some pretty serious thunder and lightning through into the morning, enough to make us pull the girls out of a bath this morning. I dunno, but having them in a tub of water within a metal tube in an electrical storm just didn't seem like a good idea at the time. - As we left the Space Center this afternoon, once again with plans to head down to Galveston, the lighting and thunder chased us through the parking lot and into the trailer. As we closed the door, we heard the loud pounding of a torrent of fat drops on the roof. We waded into the soggy Houston traffic for a few minutes before deciding it was too wet and we were too hungry just as the Cracker Barrel sign appeared. - Over a dinner of chicken 'n dumplings, we messaged with @ourwanderingrhythm who we'd hoped to meet in Galveston and finally decided that a mad dash on a dark and stormy night to an exposed spit of land prone to flooding wasn't our move. - Instead, I put out a feeler to an IG follower @ekibike who had noticed the Space Center pics and messaged saying he and his wife lived nearby. Twenty minutes (and one blind, wet, dark cul-de-sac backup job) later, we were parked in a suburban Houston driveway where we put the kids to bed right on schedule and went inside to talk to some great folks about travel locations, rigs and logistics. Go Internet! - #airstream #airstreamwithkids #liveriveted #moochdocking #galveston - posted by advodna_dave on March 09, 2016 at 09:04PM