Thursday, July 29, 2010

Water Water Everywhere

It started out a sunny day and we decided to go to Lake Sheridan that we had gone by earlier this week. We put in our kayaks and were taking a leisurely and enjoyable paddle. There were a few people doing some water skiing. We also saw some people jumping off a cliff into the water. Looked fun. As we started ending back, we noticed some dark cloulds coming nearer. THey soogot closer and darker. WHen we were almost back, we heard some thunder. We got the boats on top of the Jeep without any raindrops on our heads. We had only driven for about 10 minutes or so when we started getting some rain. We went a little farther down the road and saw a number of cars on the side of the road. We noticed some hail on the road and stopped to take some pictures. SOme of the hail looked as big as golf balls. I took a picture attached here of the trees. The white you see that looks like snow is hail. We started down the road and we in total shock. There must have been about 50 cars on the side with broken windows, front and back in all the cars. We felt a few hail on our car that must have been the last of it. We were glad that we didn't hurry to much when paddling back as we probably just missed this hail storm by minutes. We felt sorry for all the people with their damaged cars. Again we were lucky that the storm missed the campground just got a lot of rain. What an interesting day.


  1. We lost our bathroom skylight in that exact same storm.

  2. WOW, it was certainly something else. We were just happy the hail didn't come down on our heads while we were in our boats. That would have been really scary. Were you in your motorhome when it happened?