Oh no, I'm sorry the trip fell through. It's good to be home, though?
It's definitely good to be home, with its roof and walls and that. ;)
Oh, I am glad you all got home safe!
Thank you - me too! There was a lot of napping on Sunday.
It's mad, this weather, isn't it? I've been having visions lately of how the world is going to end, at least for us useless, idiotic humans. It'll be a blessing for the planet, though!
The night before last, we had lightning like nothing I've experienced in the past: continual flashes lighting up the sky within just a few seconds of each other, yet no thunder. It was weird. Today, it was supposed to be much cooler and it's certainly windy, but I'm still absolutely cooking here and I think I'm in for another night of very hot, sweaty and disturbed sleep. I'm sipping a can-or-two of lager in the hope that it'll knock me out for the duration.
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It has been a week of apocalyptic skies round these parts. The rain last night was pretty epic as well.
Yes, the thunderless lightning was super creepy! Ever since I was a kid and my granddad told me to count the seconds so we would know how far away the lightning strike was, I have done that. I did not enjoy sitting there tensely counting and not knowing when to stop.
I hope the nice cold lager worked for you. It's definitely been working for us in the evenings.
I used to love thunderstorms when I was wee, and I'd go outside to watch them in the pouring rain. It's fair to say I've changed my view on that, somewhat. My existence on this planet could have been greatly curtailed!
Yep. It'll be a good story in a year or two but for now I prefer to let the more visceral elements fade from memory!
aww, I'm sorry the weather actively attacked your camping trip!
Every single camping trip I've EVER been on, though, it rained hard enough that we had to dig ditches around our tent to aim the water AWAY. Part of camping in my experience, is getting wet and cold :D
There's a reason I no longer go camping - although, now that I live in California, I bet I could camp without getting rained on...
...the weather actively attacked your camping trip!
Heh, it really did feel like that!
You probably could go camping with very low risk of getting rained on, yep. I recommend Joshua Tree during a meteor shower. Going there during the Leonids on a rock-climbing trip is one of my most vivid memories. I didn't sleep much, but also didn't mind because it was spectacular.
Oh there's nothing worse than camping in horrible weather. That happened to us a couple of Christmases ago - so much so that my cousins and their families got completely flooded out of their tents, and my swag flooded and I slept my final night in the backseat of my parents' car!
Enjoy your warmth and dryness.
Oh nooooo flooded tents are terrible. Everything gets wet, and then you still have to pack it all up and put it in the car, where you also have to sleep. :(
I have been enjoying being warm and dry since we got back!
I want that rain ... I really, really do ...
The effects of the rain are most welcome. The grazing land around here is no longer a solid block of bleached grass. I hope we get more soon, but perhaps not a months' worth dumped on us all at once...!
Sorry to hear about what happened with the trip :(
Aw, thank you. We managed to salvage something out of it and the kids were really good throughout. Keiki slept like a log through the entire storm (and associated screaming from the other children). Humuhumu is rather more like me. We spent a fair bit of the night cuddled up together, me stroking her hair while she lay there with big wide eyes.