0730 – Wake up: shower; pack
0800 – Breakfast and conversation with chase team. I overcooked my Carbon brand motel waffle because I did not hear the timer ding after the mandatory 2:30 cook cycle. Crunchy waffles are OK, too, once in a great while (LOL).
0830 – Return to my room; brush teeth, re-pack my bags, and work on my blog for a while.
1000 – Weather briefing (breakfast room)
1100 – Depart Hoisington to the west
1430-1450 – Photo stop at abandoned farmstead
1458-1525 – Stop at Monument Rocks. Bill chills outs to David Bowie’s “Panic in Detroit”
1553-1653 – Lunch at Colonial Steak House, Oakley, KS. Ate at the buffet, as we save steak for after we see our first tornado of the trip. Re-fuel and head for Nebraska
1748CDT – Distant cumulonimbus to our east, a tiny rain shower on our west:
1938 – pit stop – St. Francis, KS
1956 – cross into Nebraska on KS27. Jct US34. Head east. Hotel will be in Imperial, NE.
2111(est,) – N on NE61 from Benkelman, NE
2157MDT – Rodeway Inn, Imperial, NE. We grab dinner at a local convenience store. Mmmm, hot dogs!