The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Where and When I Changed My Mind


From the Archives - Minnesota 2012

All my life I have always wanted to see a tornado, from a safe distance of course.  Chandler was the first town we ever visited that suffered the effects of a tornado and had something to show for it.

It's one thing to see pictures on TV or in a book but to stand where it happened...nope. 

Their water tank was about the only thing left standing and they left it as a memorial.  
Their new water tower stand behind.

We've visited several other towns in America who have become victims of tornadoes since that day in Chandler and I now plan our trips back east NOT during tornado season.  I'm not fooling myself thinking it can't happen either, season or no season.






10 comments:

  1. Yes be careful, nature can be frightening sometimes.

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  2. Joplin Missouri was also one that was hit hard by tornado. They are really scary.

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  3. Tornadoes and hurricanes, keep away.

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  4. Hey, one hit out there about 20 minutes from my daughter just this past year. So you are not totally immune! LOL I could not believe it when I heard...I can't say I blame you on not wanting involved in one. Though at least you can get away from them. Not much to be done in an earthquake.

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  5. Wow - that is sobering!
    I agree that there should be more than 1 cat in that mural!

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  6. we have been to several locations that have had tornadoes ... & it is so heartbreaking to see the destruction. we go to New Orleans & i know why folks love it but i would never in a million years live there because of the chance of flooding. i use to be happy with Virginia because we never had a earthquake and then we had one last year & it totally scared me half to death. i think you have to live in a box or storm shelter. ... maybe?? ( :

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  7. Tonadoes show us just how powerless we humans are when nature is in control.

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