A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Oh Darn!


When I was touring the Big Well Museum in Greensburg, the lady on duty that morning handed me this flyer before I left.  She thought I would like to visit it on my way down the road.  I told her I saw it when I was here ten years ago and shared a bit of that day with her.  I thanked her and we were on our way.  I had no intention on stopping to see the same thing again or possibly meeting the guy.  I could see it from the highway as we passed through Mullinville.  When we got settled in Meade that afternoon, I looked the flyer over as I sipped my tea.  Oh my!  The guy had since passed on and the community had created a visitor center and preserved it all for everyone to see!  Now I was really miffed at myself for passing it by.

You can view my blogpost about it from wayback then by clicking HERE.

I went to the website and saw what I missed.  Click below to see a video of the inside of the center.


Meanwhile here in Dumas, Beans and I decided to sit out the windstorm.  Seven other travelers rolled in the evening before.  All with bigger higher profiles rigs than ours.  They all pulled out in the morning.       I received severe weather alerts in the morning:

“Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.  Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.  Use extra caution.” 

Are they nuts or am I a sissy?


Barbara R. said...

Good idea to stay put. If you don't have to be somewhere at a certain time, then your choice is always safety. Glad to know about the art...it looks interesting. Not planning to go see it however.

Debby said...

I vote for the third answer: You're sensible. Good day to read a book, pat the cat, and have a nice hot cup of something.

Kathe said...

Wind sheers can be trecherous. Batten down the hatches and live to tell about it. Wisdom, man!

sparklingmerlot said...

Discretion is the better part of valour. You were wise to stay put. I'm sure Beans agreed.

Upriverdavid said...

I'm sure we have all seen the pics of Semi's on their sides on windy days.
Better off being late than never arriving.
I had a day driving south in Utah, the whole day gripping the wheel to one side.
No thanks to doing that again.