Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Big Storm

Sunday we were driving in from being at my parents house for Easter when we were informed that our town was getting pounded with storms. We had 9 consecutive hail storms with the largest being at softball sized. Here's a picture of the hail stones courtesy of Hillary and Martin. These pictures were taken 1-2 hours apart from each other. The one on the right had been sitting on the ground for 15 minutes already! Needless to say, after get our roof checked out this week...I'm sure it will need to be replaced along with the rest of our side of town...

We did NOT want to run into this storm while traveling back!!!

I took some pictures along the way because the sky and clouds were so eerie looking.

We detoured South in order to try and bypass the biggest storm.

There were a couple of smaller storms that ended up traveling straight at us in our detour. We stopped at a gas station to let most of it pass. Poor Ty was so scared he jumped to the front seat to sit in Chad's lap.

The storms split just enough for us to make it through and head home.

Our normal 4.5 hour drive turned into a 7 hour drive but we were just thankful to be home safe and sound!! We really didn't run into that much rain other than our stop at the gas station. It was a pretty entertaining trip...we were both on our toes watching the radar on our phones!