At the temple ruins in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Khao Yai National Park, Thailand on December 13th.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Buckets of Rain!

We got a little bit of work done yesterday morning, but just before lunch the rain started. And it rained, and rained, and rained. It poured buckets of rain!

And it's supposed to rain for the next few days.

The little blue car is having a long shower!

But in the morning, before the rain started, I installed a couple of new playground toys. I had dug the holes and put in the concrete base on Wednesday, so just needed to put on the diggers themselves yesterday. 

The kids will have fun with these diggers!

We've learned that when it pours with rain, there's not much you can do around here! Ruth cleaned the oven yesterday afternoon and I wasted time on the internet! 

And it poured hard! You know, the kind of rain that bounces a foot and a half off the pavement when it hits. For hours. It finally settled down around 7:00pm last night.

Our culverts seemed to manage the water okay, but there are areas of the campground where I'll have to do some minor erosion repairs.

This culvert was DRY up until yesterday!

So was this one!

And this one had a trickle of water running down it. Now it's a river!

Okay, today is the last day to vote so we're really asking for your help. We're in 3rd place and we need a top five finish but it's not over until it's over!

Remember, click the fifth star to the far RIGHT.

It's not too late to start helping. If you have a facebook account, please support our efforts to win a trip to Namibia, Africa!

If you didn't vote last night, you should be able to vote twice today. We'll remind you again at 8:00pm eastern time because that's when the 24 hour timer resets to allow you to vote again. There will be a four hour window between 8:00pm and midnight eastern and then the contest closes.

Thanks everyone. Don't just wish us us win!


  1. That's alot of rain...sure wish we had some of it here in Moab. The wind was at 22 mph yesterday...a small dust storm to say the least!

    Enjoy your day!

    1. That is one thing we don't like about a desert climate, all that dust blowing around. Wish we could send it your way!

  2. We got that rain here also, it rained 'cats and dogs'. Remember that expression?

    Good luck with the contest.

    1. Yep, that's what it's been doing here too!

      Thanks Contessa!

  3. That is a lot rain for sure, repairs will keep you busy again!

    1. No repairs as of yet but Kevin will have to drag the road again.

  4. Send some of that rain this way and I'll send you some sunshine! Grace (in Tucson)

  5. Sounds like a way to get a day off! And what a better way than being on line.

    1. Yep, especially with the contest ending, we we trying to spread the word to get as many votes in as we could.

  6. I just clicked a thumbs up! With Facebook. Does this help you win the contest? Can I click ten times??

    Tu amigo,

    1. Thanks George, yes it will help and no you can't click it ten times! :)

  7. It's 8:51 pm where I am and when I voted it said 6049! Hope you can generate enough votes to get you in the top 5!


  8. That's some serious rain - I wish we had 1/2 that amount in Las Cruces...


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