Does an Airstream survive?
We used to have a lot of trees around our site. We still do, but many are now resting horizontally.
Shadybrook was hit by a few bad storms this spring and the most recent storm Tuesday night caused a lot of damage. We received an email on Wednesday notifying us that the resort is closed due to damage until further notice.
We were sent an additional email that stated our trailer was one that was damaged. The photo attached to the email wasn't our trailer. An email back, and the manager confirmed no Airstreams were damaged in the storm.
We thought of our friends Denny & Patty who are living out at Shadybrook and hoped they were ok.
The management requested people stay away unless you need to have your insurance company in for damage assessment. We decided to drive out late Saturday evening just to make sure Phoebe wasn't damaged.
We were shocked when we saw the resort. And we saw it after four days of cleanup. Our site is a mess. The entrance is completely blocked by fallen trees.
The back is the same (lots of trees down) and we have a tree in the middle of our gazebo. The metal is bent and we aren't sure if it can be repaired. There are fallen trees all over the site but somehow nothing fell on the mighty Phoebe. Yet. There is a tree looming over her. Hopefully they get to that soon. We also need to check the roof to confirm there is no damage.
Shadybrook was eerily quiet. We walked around and looked at the damage. Our old site has two trees down across it.
We enjoyed a fire with Denny and Patty. They were at their site when the storm hit. They had a couple trees fall on their trailer one of them twisted their slide. They tried to leave during the storm but fallen trees blocked the road out. They heard there were more than 300 trees down and 40 or so damaged trailers.
Denny's insurance company brought in an arborist for their cleanup and he said the trees at Shadybrook are too tall and the roots can't support them in major wind. Many trees should be cut down by 20 feet. It will be interesting to see how Shadybrook cleans up.
Thank goodness this storm didn't happen on a weekend when Shadybrook is full of people. Denny said Shadybrook plans to reopen on Wednesday. They have a lot of work ahead of them, and are dealing with a lot of unhappy campers.
Good news. Not one mosquito was harmed in the storm.
Mellissa & James live in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoy exploring. We are RV newbies and will share what we learn as we journey in to the world of Airstreaming.