Friday, May 26, 2006

Camping at O'Leno

A couple of years ago we were camping at O'Leno State Park in Florida. It rained and rained, the whole time we were there. Across from our site was a class A motorhome. I didn't see anyone around it the whole weekend, no one coming or going. Late Saturday afternoon we heard a loud crack, and then a crash that shook the ground. The ground had gotten so saturated with all the rain, that a tree fell and crashed into the motorhome. We investigated, we still did not know if anyone was inside. It turned out the the owners had parked it and taken their tow car to the area football game.

They would have surely been killed if they had been inside. The park was full of trees, and we were a little frightened but we stayed until Sunday morning. It continued to rain, but no other trees fell.

7 comments:

cmhl said...

wowwww. that is really something. we like to go camping as well..

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Wow...I'm glad no one was there, but too bad for their stuff.

squire said...

We live full time in our motorhome and with the trees in the park, we have our worries as well.

doubleknot said...

Wow, that is scary. I have seen trees fall because of rain - too bad this one fell on the motor home - good thing they weren't home.

Joann said...

I have not been camping in years. Could be a good thing.

Kerri said...

Great pictures! Scary stuff. That would really ruin your day, wouldn't it? Yes, very good luck that they weren't home.
It's always interesting catching up on your posts. That hammock looks like a nice relaxing place to be :)

Biks Wigglesworth said...

Gee...maybe a class A wouldn't be the thing to get. :-P

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