I made an error in mis-naming the next town "Leslie" and not Ashley, I am sorry.
We made camp at the edge of a field, where around 3am it stormed and accumulated three-quarters of an inch of water. The post the world was lashed to had a rain gauge on it. Though the wind blew very hard, we survived and stayed dry.
We are now about a half-mile from Ashley, cooling in the shade before we get to town. Nice (the dog) has enjoyed a few fresh ditch puddles and the caresses of a few nice women since we left this morning, and his morning tug-of-war with his leash, bounding and jumping as we walked. He is sleeping now, so the animal cruelty lady can get hold of her senses. I love my dog and don't push him beyond reason.
My battery is low so I will check-in tonight if all goes well.