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.

2 comments:

  1. Eleven hours of that? Yikes!

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  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

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