Here Comes The Rain

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We can count, on one hand, the number of rainy days that we’ve seen in the last  20 months.

We are parked at the Cedar Hill State Park outside of Dallas.  While we were in Weatherford checking on our storage shed and dining with old friends, an intense storm bore down on the 5th wheel.  Met with about 60 MPH winds, the rig escaped any major damage.  We did have water leakage on the bed from the front air conditioner.  An inspection shows no damage or holes in the roof.  We can only suspect that the wind and horizontal rain shoved water backwards in the condensation drain.  We turned the AC on and about a quart of water came out into a plastic tub we had positioned under the unit.  Once dry, the system seems to work properly.

The rain wasn’t over.  The next morning we headed ten miles north toward downtown Dallas to visit a friend at Methodist Hospital.  We saw an interesting site; the sun was shining on the downtown buildings from the east  while ominous clouds approached from the west. (Some photos below can be enlarged by clicking on them)


As we moved closer, the rain moved in.


During a pause between cloudbursts the sun poked out again.


When we arrived at the hospital, one of the underground garages was closed and most of the hospital buildings were without electricity.  Backup generators were only used for critical needs.

Following a nice visit, we headed a few miles further north to have lunch at one our favorite spots, The Monk House.  Unfortunately, they are only open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.  A few blocks away we had to detour due to downed trees.


We found several streets that were blocked by debris.  Speaking of debris, on our way home, we crossed the swollen Trinity River and saw this log jam of cans and other trash.


The storm alert radio never gave up.  For three nights straight, the alarms came on automatically at about 15 minute intervals until about 3:00 AM.

Now it is really hot and humid.

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