June 18, 2010

Day 12: Grinnell, IA to Colby, KS (600 miles, 11 hours)

I have a reputation for referring to both weather and driving as "terrifying", especially when they occur at the same time. But I think this day's travel merited the label. Blinding downpours, thunderstorms, and tornado warnings through Kansas made for the longest-feeling day yet. This image barely captures the feel of the storm, which at times was characterized by an eerie green glow that I've only seen once before, when a tornado touched down just near Grinnell.


  1. Eleven hours of that? Yikes!

  2. Wow the beginning of the Wizard of Oz for real!! Were you whispering, "there's no place like home" and clicking your heels!?! Much enjoying a roving education of your beautiful country! Belinda