From Kansas to Texas and Back – Day One – Driving Across Kansas
This could be an interesting trip.
Crazy Kansas weather!
Driving. Started in a rain. Rain turns to snow. Snow turns to sleet. Fog moves in.
It was just spring weather a day ago now this road looks like a blizzard!
Top of the hill straight ahead. The animals are confused too.
One big ol’ buck and 3 doe run across the highway. Just around the corner. Two calves are walking in the ditch.
Maybe the wind opened a gate.
35 miles from home. A scared looking totally confused and half frozen coyote sitting near the road.
A bull! Yes. There’s a fence down. Maybe this wind has blown it over.
The dam. Must drive over the dam and pass the lake. Wind, rain, snow, slick roads.
These roads have gone from dry to wet to really wet to slick then back to dry and back to wet…
This all happens before I even get to the interstate.
Merge into traffic. Head east.
Fog comes back and WIND!
Wind hits me broad side and tries to push me off the road.
It’s a fight to keep it between the lines.
There’s a huge sign for the presidential library and museum.
I’m sure I just saw part of Ike’s face fly loose
and disappear into the fog.
More snow with the wind.
And then it stops.
I drive out of the storm.
Crazy strange storm.
Even by Kansas standards this was a very crazy storm.
Roads are much dryer. Fog lifts.
What was that??? Did I just drive past a field of llamas?
or was it Alpaca.
What kind of crazy storm did Kansas cook up this time?
Did I just land over the rainbow?
First stop is near.
Feels like I drove for days and it’s only lunchtime.
Lunch stop. Storm gone. Roads clear.
Final part of today’s drive is uneventful.
But that start!!!
Yep this could be a very interesting journey.