Seems you and Paul invite the worst weather a race/ride/event can provide! But at least you were there to experience it. Enjoy the rest of your time there :)
Wow, what a story! Hope you're feeling better now and can enjoy the rest of your trip.
Oh, the fire ants. How we have camped down here for a dozen years without an encounter, I don't know. I got 4 bites on one foot on Saturday. The itching for 4 days was insane!