07 May 2013 – CHASE 2013 – DAY 7
06:47 – Wake, shower
08:15 – As I’m toweling down from my shower, I get a call from Danny: briefing over. I had written 08:30 down. Oh, crap! “Run, Forrest, run!”
08:30 – Depart Plainview, heading north to Kansas.
10:22 – Continue north from Amarillo,TX, after a stop for bathrooms and a McDonald’s run.
11:00 – stopped at (adjacent) Walmart and Verizon stores in Dumas, TX. Dang! They do not carry the myCharge device I wanted to buy. Jenna is getting good use out of mine, but I still need one, too. I’ll try to find one later.
11:40 – Angled northeast toward Guymon, OK on US54.
12:06 – Cross into Oklahoma at
13:30 – Lunch at the Subway in Hugoton, KS
14:00 – Continue north on KS25 through Ulysses, KS. Developing storms are building to our north.
15:00? – pit stop at Lakin, KS
16:05 – Headed north from Scott City, KS
16:15 – east on KS4 toward Healey
1745 – Heading south towards Dighton on KS23, we briefly encounter quarter-sized hail. (I submitted an mPing report.)
1806. – Charged east of Leighton toward Ness City. Trying to get ahead of our hailer.
______ – We catch a photogenic storm. Many photos, which Jim Reed will critique for me.
23:00 – Arrive At Dodge City Days Inn. A neighbor is engaged in a knock-down, drAgged-out argument; the hallways look like something from The. Brady Bunch era. Wow!
23:30 – We grab dinner at Applebee’s, then turn in for the night.
(More photos soon)