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Wow! We haven't had any rain in .... don't know how long... and now we have a deluge! We had hoped that when they were predicting all this rain earlier that they would be wrong (they are sometimes...) since this was my weekend to fly down to San Antonio and visit with my daughter and her family. My grand daughter just had her 14th birthday and we were planning to go to the annual Clay Festival in Gruene, TX this weekend.
Well, that didn't happen. DH took me to the airport early (and it was raining, but didn't look too bad). But as the time passed (several hours - glad I brought a book), flights were delayed, then detained, then CANCELLED. The airport was packed with people whose flights were backing up and the lines were tremendous for re-booking, etc. And it was pouring rain, visibility was 0, and every one's iPhones were going off with FLASH FLOOD ALERTS, so I decided 'this trip wasn't happening anytime soon', so I called DH and he came back to pick me up.
By the time he got back to the airport, the skies had really opened up and just getting my carry-on into the car had me soaked to the skin. Also, the area by Love Field is low, so the Flash flood alert was very real.... we drove (along with a line of other cars) through about 2 feet of water trying to get out of the area to higher ground. Luckily we made it (our car is old and low... so we were worried that we would be stuck). Once home, we stayed and listened to all the weather warnings and road closures (they did close the street that we had come through soon after).
Later, after I spoke to my daughter (who I had been texting with the whole time I sat in the airport), I googled the Clay Festival... and read somewhere that it was cancelled too.
Guess it wasn't meant to be...
(But just re-googled it and apparently it is not cancelled and will go on as planned! They recommend mud boots and umbrellas or ponchos. I love the clay festival and recommend enjoying it, but do be safe. Gruene is right on the Guadalupe River, so I would think that flash flooding could be a problem.)
Oh well... apparently this trip wasn't meant for me, but the cats were glad to see me back so soon!
Gotta love those artists--rain or shine.ReplyDelete
It's true, Joanne. I hope it works out for them... and I'm sorry to be missing it.Delete
That's too bad. I hope you can make your trip soon. My grandmother used to say "It never rains, but it pours." I think it was about double troubles, but it seems to fit your situation.ReplyDelete
I was really looking forward to this trip. But I'll try again... and hopefully it'll be better weather.Delete
Is that because of Patricia's effects or is it too soon for that? I haven't checked this morning to see where she's tracking, though I think she's weakened now.ReplyDelete
Anyway, I'm glad you're safe at home, and hopefully next time you head for a visit there won't be any cancellations.
Kim, I don't know for sure, but the weathermen said it was due to several different storm fronts coming through at the same time. So strange... since we haven't had rain in ages and boom! suddenly we're deluged! And I shouldn't complain, I don't travel that much and this is the very first time my flight has been cancelled. But it is disappointing...Delete
I am glad you are safe at home, with the weather being as awful as it is. In just over a week I'm flying to Florida if it all turns out as it's supposed to. This is a very uncertain time of year, even at the best of times, and we've got that big El Nino going on. :-)ReplyDelete
DJan, I hope your trip to Florida next week is safe and uneventful (with regard to weather). I know that you're looking forward to it...Delete
I'm sorry you trip didn't happen, but glad you are safe and sound. I saw the photos of the train derailment in Texas...very scary!ReplyDelete
I'm sure the rain is welcome, it is just too bad it had to come all at once. Hope you are able to reschedule your visit soon.
Yes, the rain is welcome... and I usually really like rain... but flash flooding and cancelled flights/plans are not fun.Delete
Sorry about your trip, two feet of water is enough to be washed away so glad you made it out of it all. the rain is due to reach us mid week hopefully it has lost some of it umph by thenReplyDelete
It was a lot of water and it happened so quickly that the cars in front of us and behind us were all caught in it... but since everyone kept going, we did too. Not sure that it was a good idea, but luckily we made it through.Delete