Sunday, May 31, 2009

Out of the Mud

We have spent the last few days at the Escapees Escapade in Sedalia, MO. We renewed some old acquaintances, made new friends, sat in on some educational sessions, and spent a lot of time socializing with the Solos.

We had full hookups at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, but the sites and internal roads were dirt and grass. Not usually a problem... until a few days of rain preceded the hitch-up day. Most attendees had paid through Friday morning, but because of the deteriorating site conditions (read "mud"), a lot of folks left on Thursday trying to get out before everyone else who was trying to get out made new ruts and/or the existing ruts deeper. Smaller rigs were fine, but some motorhomes were sunk into the soft ground several inches, and even 4-wheel drive pickups were spinning their wheels.

So what do seasoned RVers do when neighbors-helping-neighbors is no longer an option and the tow trucks arrive? We get out the chairs, bring out the snacks, and prepare to be entertained. Don't you think we looked like the "dump scene" from Robin William's movie, "RV?"

The tow truck in the above photo got the motorhome out, but left a horrid, rutted mess of mud in its wake. I think that site will need a bit of work before anyone else can park in it!

We were luckily on slightly higher ground, and got out on Friday without a problem.

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