A blog that is mostly concerned with the day to day life of a 4.5" pixie, named Miranda, and her friends, here in the Wylde Kingdom.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Wandering to Aztec - Day 2
So I was wrong. Kansas had one more cool thing in store for me.
I got to have breakfast with a storm chaser.
Like a guy who chases storms. Like tornadoes.
Like "Twister" (though he said that wasn't a very realistic movie).
Anyway, his name is Jerry Bruce and he chases tornadoes across Kansas. He gets on the radio and tells people where they are, so people can get out of the way.
He showed me pictures of some of the tornadoes he's seen. Curls my hair to think about being that close to something that dangerous (a tornado, not Jerry). He's been within an 8th of a mile from one of these things. Dang.
To be honest, I haven't me a lot of humans who've actually saved someones life. It was really cool. And I always thought storm chasing was kind of silly, I didn't understand how important it really was until I talked to Jerry about it. Nice guy. Awesome job. Tasty breakfast too!
And then I saw a giant ball of barbed wire. Yeah... we're still in Kansas.
But soon we were on our way to Kansas City and Venezuela Missouri.
There are big, big rivers in this neck of the woods. That's a lot of water.
It's all green and lush here.
Navigating is a lot easier when a) you have an awesome GPS and b) you're in the middle of freakin nowhere. There was just NOTHING anywhere around us.
Well, except for giant rivers.
And awesome bridges.
When I wasn't reading the GPS I was riding in the cup holder. Not as comfortable as it could be.
But I made it a bit more homey.
We drove straight through from Junction City, Kansas to Streetsboro, Ohio. That's like a million miles (I dunno, more like 926. A lot.) About 14 HOURS of driving. We rolled up to our hotel at about 3 a.m. and slept like rocks.
Tomorrow... day one of the trade show! I'll let you know what we find!