Thursday, April 28, 2016

Oklahoma in Spring

Sunset RV Park
Fairview, OK

We knew when we took this job
it would put us in the heart of tornado country
during the peak season for storms.

George and I finished the gate we were assigned
on Monday at 10 am.
It's nice to have a few days off (or more, not sure!).
I caught some nice sunsets, which unfortunately were
behind everyone's vehicles!

The local weather and Weather Channel
had been predicting some storms on Tuesday.

There is no tornado shelter here at this park,
so our options are to hop in the truck
and find something in town if need be.

We kept our TV on the local news,
which I have to say is excellent coverage.

They had multiple storm chasers out
and about, we actually saw one on the road
next to the campground.
George had all the slides pulled in,
and we were ready to go in a moment's notice.

As it turns out we were very lucky.
There were a few wind gusts of about
55-60 mph,
but we never got any hail,
just a lot of rain.
We knew we were going to be okay
when we saw this..

Yesterday we drove to Enid
where the closest Walmart is
to get major grocery shopping done.
I got a pedicure,
and we ate at a Buffalo Wild Wings
to update our phones on their free wifi :-)

We hear that there is a gate opening in this same area soon.
Keeping our fingers crossed,
only a couple weeks left here!


  1. We thought of you guys. Sure scary this time of year being in the midwest. I'm glad you made it ok. Stay safe.

  2. Finally catching up with you two! Glad you are surviving OK spring weather! My niece is in KS and I HATE springtime for her!
    Hope things continue to go well!

  3. Glad you were safe from the storms!

  4. Hoping for the gate guard job for you.

  5. I lived four years in OKC and saw lots of tornadoes:(

  6. Keep your TV on the weather channel and have the weather radio on.

  7. How did you keep from getting your phones sticky with all those great wing sauces? I'm lucky if I can get out of Buffalo Wild Wings with only a few dozen spots on my shirt... ;c)

  8. Just love your rainbow picture. So glad you,were not in any danger. I hope you get a new gate quickly and get out of that area soon.

  9. Glad no tornados came with all that rain and wind.

  10. Glad the bad stuff missed you. Hope your time goes quick so you can head north. We got snowed on in Torrey, UT. So glad we left that weather.