Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hitting the Beaches

Been watching the news about BILL all day. Seems as though he is going right up the Eastern Coast. Where will he hit land!? I hope not at all, but only time will tell!
Saw this pic and couldn't resist, no I didn't take, but wish I had. Quite surreal I think.
The storm we had yesterday was quite surreal too. We drove from NJ up I95 and saw it coming all the way. Seemed like we were skirting it really.

At one stop my grandchildren were outside eating at a picnic table while dau #2 and I were getting coffee. All of a sudden twin #1 comes in the shop and says "grandma, I am scared it looks like we are gonna get caught in a tornado!' I say well go get into the car I will come out with you.

All the kiddos ran to the car with dogs tucked safely under their arms. You could see folk pointing toward the sky and running for cover. We were right on the storm front and it was quite a site to see. We only saw rain for a bit about 20 miles further down I95.

We come back to dau#2 home and then take kiddos to their dad's for the weekend. When we drove back to dau#2 abode did we ever see some clouds & lightning. Thunder was just that thunderous! To be quite honest I have never been in a storm quite that bad before, that I can remember. Lightning was striking all around us! Whew I feel lucky that we didn't get struck.
We had an unbelievable amount of rain, the collection barrel is almost full!
Hope everyone is safe and secure!

Just an Fyi- I am nearing my 300th post woowoo. I will be hosting a give away, so watch for it with next post!!!

Though the circular round-and-round of routine be the bulk of life's affairs, make an occasional jutting diversion - of fun, love, or something that will outlast you - so the shape and motion of your life shall resemble the round lifegiving sun with bright rays shining forth from all directions. ~Destin Figuier


Denise said...

So glad you were okay after that bad weather you had. That must have been quite a sight.

Patty said...

Glad you made it home safely. Storms are bad when there is lightning involved.

secret agent woman said...

We've been getting a crazy amount of rain, and we're far inland with a range of mountaisn shielding us.

Rambling Woods said...

We have had 5 small tornadoes in western NY this summer and some really awful storms...I am glad you are OK....Michelle

Sandy said...

Glad by now that Bill is history.

Molly Malone said...

looking at your post date, i was on the Jersey Shore the afternoon of the 21st. when driving there, we went through some heavy, heavy rain and then just as soon as it came, it stopped. no funnels, though.

Barbara said...

so glad your safe, thank you for sharing.