BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA–For the past six weeks or so it has been real easy to figure out where I’m at. Just turn on the weather channel and look for the bulls-eye on the weather map. It’s the big red blob that indicates where the severe thunderstorms, flooding and tornadoes are most likely. First there was a month in Little Rock, Arkansas, ground zero for tornado alley, and sharing the RV park with disaster teams from the various insurance companies. Now headed back north, I get to Indiana just in time for several days worth of weather excitement.
You’ve all heard the advice for dealing with tornadoes like take refuge in the basement. I somehow doubt that applies to basement model motorhomes. After considerable thought, I’ve decided about the best thing I can do if I find myself in the path of a tornado is hunker down in the nearest ditch. I may get kind of wet in the downpour, but I’ll probably survive.
Between storms, the sun has come out a few times. I grabbed this shot of one of only two or three double covered bridges in the country near Nashville, Indiana, a couple of days ago. The local version of Nashville is quite a place, offering big name country music entertainers, all kinds of artists galleries and one of the world’s greatest flea markets a few miles east of town. I’ve got to allow more time here the next time I come through.