I didn't leave Elk City yesterday. After posting and starting preparations, the wind, and I do mean WIND, came up. I saw a city park pickup close by my RV and went out to talk with the man. I asked if the wind might die down later in the day. He said it wouldn't, that it was expected to be at least 25mph up to 40mph or so all day long. I'm glad I didn't take off - the wind howled all day long; and it was a hot wind - got up to 79F and didn't get below 70 until about midnight.
I asked if it would be okay to stay another day and the park employee assured me it'd be fine. He also explained that the city is very lenient with the four-day limit here at the park. They post the limit because, in the past, they've had campers in the summer who've stayed for weeks on end. So, I headed inside to read my new book and had a wonderful day.
I'm about two-thirds through The Secret Daughter of the Tsar, by Jennifer Laam, her first novel. I picked it up at Sam's Club a couple of weeks ago, not really having any idea how I'd like it. I do. Ms. Laam has woven a wonderful tale with an in depth knowledge of Russian history. It's constructed as three parallel story lines; one in the very early 20th century in Russia, one during WWII in France and one in present-day USA. The protagonist for each is a young woman who plays an important role in the presentation of the full story as indicated in the title. It's one of those novels I don't like to put down.
This morning's weather seems really calm, although the forecast indicates there should be some wind. I'll start preparations again and see how it goes. I just have this 'windy vision' of Petunia lifting off the road and heading into the great beyond!