The desert is a beautiful, extreme and often volatile place. This weekend we spent the weekend in Southern California enjoying a much needed little getaway. We spent some time with family in the San Bernardino mountains and also had the chance to spend some time on the beach in Santa Monica. I’ll post some photos of our travels soon but first I wanted to share our trip home. We managed to skirt around the edge of what may be one of the largest storms we’ve had in my hometown in years. You can visit the news story at ParkerLiveOnline. We were hoping for a little adventure and boy did we get one. We ended up spending a couple hours on the I-10 due to part of the right hand lane being destroyed by a running wash. We debated spending the night in the first motel we could find because of the weather. When you grow up in the desert you appreciate fully the dangers of a running wash. We were lucky though and the washes were mere trickles by the time we arrived. The drive was absolutely stunning though. I’ve never seen clouds quite like these in my hometown, so low. We arrived home to a town without power and will probably be out for quite a few hours yet. Tomorrow is the first day of school and there’s the chance it might need delayed. Power lines down, bridge closed, Highway 62 shut down, nearly ever wash running and plenty of home damage from this storm. Go big or go home should be our storm seasons motto.
Quick iPhone camera snap of the damage to the I-10 as we passed by.