Bowbells, North Dakota pop. 301
We left Carpio not knowing where we would wind up. Could be simply a truck stop. We passed by the town of Kenmare without even looking. I just wasn’t feeling it. Further on up the highway we came upon Bowbells. Time for lunch so I pulled off the highway. We came upon their little park. A good place to take a break. I drove around the block and lo and behold they had camper parking!
It was next to their city pool. I am always impressed with these little towns that can afford to go the route and dig a pool for the kids to enjoy.
Oh my! The restroom has a shower. Well this changes things.
I knew ahead that we would be in for a severe thunderstorm with possible damaging hail that evening. One spot off to the side had full on shade all day. That would be a welcoming relief from the hot sun. And maybe at night those trees will shield us a bit from the hailstorm.
So we stayed.
With little sun hitting the solar panels I knew they wouldn’t be able to keep the batteries charged up.
So for only the second time this year I went through the bother to plug in.
Now I could get some work done on the laptop.
My workspace needs a bigger table. Or maybe I just need a smaller cat.
At eleven that night the tornado sirens in town went off. The neighbors across the road were standing outside looking up. Is that what I was supposed be doing? Then I thought what if I have to leave? I went outside in the rain and whipping wind to unplug that electrical cord and stuff it back into the compartment. Back inside throughly drenched I dried off and waited, watching what the neighbors would do. Things settled down, I got tired watching them and went back to bed.
Oh, Beans will have quite the catitude when she reads the part about a smaller cat! Outrage will ensue! ("What? Are you saying I'm fat??????")
Tornadoes are scary and random. I pretty much ignore weather alerts. I do not ignore tornado alerts.
There's no tornado shelter offered at the campgrounds? Pooh on them. I think I would have been in the shower room until an all clear.There's warnings and watches, and I never remember which one means tornado sighted coming your way...
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