I have never been to Kansas before. I have been up and down the West Coast, the upper East Coast, and the Gulf Coast. I have been to upstate New York, Arkansas, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas, but am still missing a bunch of the middle states. Now, my chance has come to go to Kansas for a couple of days. Yay!
Besides reminding me of our family in Kansas, Kansas reminds me of tornadoes. Because Kansas is tornado country. True story.
riding bikes, in extreme cases.
I hate windstorms, thanks so much to the Columbus Day Storm that hit the northwest in 1962 and ruined my birthday party when I was four. Windstorms suck. The cause a lot of damage and you cannot do anything about them, really. And, after all, tornadoes are really just big windstorms. So, there you go. I am a LITTLE BIT afraid to go to Kansas, even though I am so looking forward to watching Tyler and Cameron play football and seeing Halie cheer. I will buck up and be brave and believe that we will not encounter a tornado during our time in Kansas.
I have decided that if all else fails and I am surrounded by tornadic activity, I will just click my Birkenstocks and say, "There's No Place Like Home" a whole bunch of times, as I pray to Jesus to save our lives. (Since I know that I am really wearing the wrong kind of shoes and that Birkies are not ruby slippers, I will have to repeat the chant more than a mere three times. It is always good to prepare and have a plan, don't ya think?)
Hey, if I get brave, I will stay on top of the storm cellar as long as I can to get some really good pictures for you guys, okay? I won't be gone long, but I'll sure miss you guys!
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