Monday, May 24, 2010
If you were watching the weather channel you know that in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, there was some very extreme weather during the early part of last week. We put the motorcycles on a trailer last Tuesday morning and started our five hour pull to Schulenburg, Texas. We were about one hour out of Harlingen when the bottom fell out. The sky was green with swirling winds, and the rain was sheeting. We pulled over in a service station in Riviera, Texas and waited until the winds and water abated. By the time we arrived in Schulenburg, the rain was past. We unloaded the bikes and headed north. My friends, R. D. and Patsy were guarding our back door and I led the way. We made it to Tyler, Texas the first day and put up for the night. The weather reports did not look favorable as we got up the next morning and headed for southeastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. More bad storms were predicted.
That night was a real electrical display and the forecast was for more bad storms the next day. The prediction was for rain in the morning hours and then a lull followed by more bad weather in the afternoon. We dried the bikes and made ready to catch the lull. On Thursday morning we set out in a mist and slight drizzle for Hot Springs. The good Lord blessed us with a few light showers during the two hour ride through the Quachita mountains to Hot Springs, and then let us enjoy great weather for the rest of the week.
This morning we mounted our motorized steeds and headed home. Near noon we arrived back in Schulenburg, Texas and loaded the bikes for the four hour ride home. We got here right at 5 :00 P. M., but since Harlingen has no rush hour traffic we were O.K. Thanks for all your prayers and concerns and the 150 plus e-mails. I'll be back with some caustic political commentary soon. We all need to be involved with filling every available media source with our displeasure over the way our country is being run.
The future will be better tomorrow.
- Dan Quayle