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Sunday Drive

23 May

When I was young my parents used to take my sister and I on Sunday drives. I did not always want to go. I deemed these mini road trips boring. With nothing to do but look at the scenery that passed by, and endure listening to my sister sing, loudly and completely out of tune, because SHE had a Walkman.

I would not trade those Sundays for the world.

And now that I am a mother, I love packing up the kids for a Sunday (or any day) drive adventure. They are usually happy to go, because they never know what we will see or where we will end up.

This past Sunday we decided to head east, since there was a massive storm system building,(the other half of We has a weather obsession)  with some of the most intense cloud formations I have ever seen. We did not know at the time that we were seeing the same storm front that was hitting Joplin MO with an intense F-4 tornado.

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Posted by on pmpMon, 23 May 2011 13:32:18 +000032Monday 4 , 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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8 responses to “Sunday Drive

  1. thefooddoctor

    pmpMon, 23 May 2011 14:14:47 +000014Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    Wow! Those are some amazing clouds..great pictures and what’s better is the road trip idea.. I think I will try this with my little ones

     
  2. metrocakegirl

    pmpMon, 23 May 2011 14:26:34 +000026Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    I could not believe how massive the clouds were! You should give it a try, it breaks up the week and is always a fun way to discover new places close by that you never knew existed!

     
  3. Ginger

    pmpMon, 23 May 2011 15:38:44 +000038Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    Oh my word! Those clouds are huge they must have been so impressive in person. I want to say how pretty they are but I know how much damage ultimately came from them. They are great photos nonetheless!

     
  4. metrocakegirl

    pmpMon, 23 May 2011 16:08:44 +000008Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    The pictures don’t do them justice. And that is how I felt about them after I found out about the tornado, its amazing how something so wondrous and beautiful can be so deadly and scary. Not being used to tornadoes, I will be the first to admit that I freak the hell out when we get warnings, everyone laughs at me, but I want to make sure we are safe. I had never experienced storms like the ones we have here.

     
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    ampTue, 24 May 2011 07:22:36 +000022Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    Oh how awful. I’m glad you’re OK. We live about three hours south and a lot of people we know are from that area or have relatives there. Just awful…

     
    • metrocakegirl

      ampTue, 24 May 2011 09:39:56 +000039Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

      I hope that your family and friends are all safe. That area got hit with hail and rain again yesterday, making clean up and search nearly impossible. Today we are in a severe warning here. I think much of OK, TX, and MO are. Be safe Rufus.

       
  6. Linda

    pmpTue, 24 May 2011 13:58:33 +000058Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    I too remember Sunday road trips with my parents. The best part was that they would eventually stop for ice cream for me! My heart goes out to all those affected by this storm; it’s just an awful scary experience.

     
  7. Christy

    pmpTue, 24 May 2011 21:39:52 +000039Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p05

    The clouds do look like a huge MASS to me, and they were beautifully captured:)
    My family does that too, when I was a little girl…it’s family quality time..and we do end up in lots of places…unless, the weather is bad:p

     

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