Thursday, May 16, 2013

Late Night Adventure

Texas was hit hard last night with tornadoes.  Mama is always nervous when there are bad storms.   We were out walking around 6 p.m. and all the dogs we met were very excited.  Mama said they were sensing the bad weather that was approaching.  Mama said we needed to take care of "business" early because the storms were coming.  Scout did hers, but I was too excited with all the activity in our campground.  We took Scout home and then Mama and I walked.  One of the park workers stopped us and told us a tornado had been sighted to the west of us.  Mama asked if there was a shelter for us to use.  He told us the parking garage at the mall is the safe place.  That sounds great, but without a car, we can't make it there in a storm.  Mama said Dad better get home soon.  When we got home, there was a message from him saying he was running late.  The storm was still an hour away.   Dad finally got home and Mama told him where the safe place was if a tornado warning was issued.

We were watching Modern Family and were excited because they were going to take a trip in a motor home.  The show was interrupted due to the storms.  The radar was lit up with red all over.  We found our city on the map and it looked like we would be okay.  Mama had her tablet out and watched the radar from there.  A tornado warning came out for Tarrant county but it was to the south of us.  Dad said it looked like we would be okay.  He got on the phone with a friend and Mama went into the bedroom to watch the radar.  They said a hook echo was showing up on the radar.  Mama looked up the location on her tablet and it was near us.  She showed Dad while he was on the phone and he hung up.  He had never seen a hook echo that looked that bad.  He said "Get the dogs dressed!"  We had to put our collars and leashes on.  Mama grabbed her purse.  Dad grabbed the tablet and our WI-FI and we ran to the car.  The sirens were going off then. We drove the few blocks to the parking garage and saw lots of people we knew there.  Everyone had their dogs and cats.  It was almost like a party.  Miss Woe was there with her people.  We stayed until the warning ended around 9:15 p.m.

We say it was late night, but it was only 8:30 p.m. when we left home.  Our bedtime is 9 p.m., so that is late night for us.  BOL   We were up until about midnight because more storms came through.  It rained really hard.  Our windshield leaked big time.  We were fine though and a tornado never showed up here. 

Today, we sat on our patio, but it was a mess.  It was wet and lots of leaves had piled up.  It looks like it must have flooded last night.  I insisted we go out and I even laid in the wet grass for a while.  Scout wasn't pleased about being outside.

Scout: "Maybe I should change my name to Miss Woe."
Dad is going to a ballgame tonight.  Can you believe that?  We are pretty bummed, so Mama ordered a pizza.  Yum!  That helped a little, but we still don't know what makes a ballgame more special than us.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Evacuated The Campground Last Night
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