Headed up to Nashua, NH for dinner tonight. Nashua is about a 25 minute drive away, most of which is on Rt. 3, one of the major routes between MA & NH. Checked the weather at 5:20-there was just a small spot of light to moderate rain just north of Nashua, heading east-southeast. No big deal. Halfway up the highway we hit blinding rain, lots of lightning and the thunder was literally shaking the car. No big deal, took it slow, got up there with no issue, came down the exit ramp to the traffic light-no power. Went into the mall parking lot where the restaurant is power is on. Cool. Get seated right away and while we are waiting for our server, all he11 breaks loose outside-can't even see out the window because of the rain, lightening bouncing all over, power goes out. Server says we can still get drinks so I get wine, hubby gets a beer, son has to settle for water because soda machine isn't working. Decide to try and wait it out to see if power comes back on. Lightening getting worse, restaurant is shaking from the thunder and parking lot just outside takes a direct hit. Now we're stuck. Too dangerous to leave, can't eat because they can't cook, so now what. After about 45 minutes it's finally let up enough so we can safely leave. Head up the road and not far up still has power. However, roadway is under 3 feet of water on one side, lack of traffic signals has traffic a mess, and now we're stuck in the middle of it. Managed to get up the road enough to Chipotles for dinner. Not the steak we wanted but it was food. On the up side, the wine and beer at the other restaurant (Burton's Grill) was on the house, so all was not lost!
Subscribe to the 3 "L" rule-don't stop livin', lovin' and learnin'
RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.
I am surprised they could not cook without electricity (though light may have been an issue, You might have helped there) Most eateries cook with Gas.
True story: Detroit Edison is not the most reliable power provider.. One night while I was at work power went out, Daughter calls (phone company much better than power company) to say "How will I do my homework?" I told her to take nap and wait for me to get home.
Got home, visited camper, grabbed bin marked LIGHTS and got out Mr. Coleman's contributions to my camping (Well some of them) went inside and lit up my daughter's life with several hundreds of watts of gasoline or propane powered liht.
House was lit up like Christmas
Folks would drive by,, Suddenly you'd hear the screech of brakes and the sound of a car reversing,, Then they would spot the TT in the back yard and figure it out.
Pays to have alternatives.. I still have those gas lanterns
Nothin adds excitment like something that is none of your business
Kenwood TS-2000 housed in a 2005 Damon Intruder 377
They do use gas but couldn't cook because of the vent hoods/fans being inoperable due to no power.
We did a similar thing last year when we lost power for 5 days-ran an extension cord out to the Endura, ran the generator, and powered a few lights and the fan on the gas stove. With no MH we are now looking into a whole house generator.