Denise... good idea to delay the trip. flooding is bad enough but mud slides can be a problem too. nothing stops a plan like a road buried in mud and trees! after a drought when the ground is hard, more runs off and makes flooding worse. we tend to have the worst slides after a season of rain but trees in full leaf can bring down a hillside. Oh heck, just one big tree ( without the hillside) across a road can cause a lot of grief. we're careful not to get trapped someplace where it's not easy (or not possible) to get out. we have roads here that routinely close with heavy rain and every year some foolish person drives across and needs to get rescued.
we're back from our 4 day trip, kind of disappointing. aunt in assisted living not doing well, SIL & BIL having health problems too. weather was good but our plan to mt bike the beach didn't work out. beach didn't get firm enough even at low tide and it was impossible. did see some great birds and river otters on a non productive fishing trip.
DH is on call over the holiday tho we usually stay home. too crowded and busy most places to try to go anywhere.
I'm not going anywhere near a scale until a couple days to normalize. I was careful with eating but very inactive several days. lots of sitting and driving.
"If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle." Rita Mae Brown