Yesterday began with an amazing Elks Belgian Waffle breakfast, complete with eggs, bacon, homemade cinnamon rolls and juice. This lodge is pretty new and simply gorgeous inside.
Nick Russell's favorite burger places. Since I noticed the dangerous words "frozen custard" on the way in, I didn't have a famous butter burger, but a salad ... because I KNEW a Turtle Sundae would be a treat I couldn't turn down. I was right ... it screamed my name and I jumped all over it!!! YUM!!
When the SECOND notice came screeching over the radio and it said TAKE COVER, I was a goner!! In two seconds I was in the Westerfield rig, where Tom explained he had knocked on the Elks door and asked about a keycard to get us in, just in case. They told him they never had a tornado here and there were no keycards to give out. Yikes!! I guess we're on our own!! After checking out all the radar maps we could find, the "not-yet" tornado storm was passing by us to the North. Back at my rig, I watched the news until 9:30 when the NOW tornado touched down in Atchison Kansas, about 70 miles Northwest, I breathed a huge sign of relief ... WHEW that was a close one!!!
I'm pretty sure I lost another six months of life after that scare, but I guess seeing the U.S. is still better than sitting in a rocker on the porch!! The bug bites?? They're not much better. I did read that they don't like vinegar or lemon juice ... mix some with water and spray on your legs to keep them away. I did one better ... I sprayed my entire RV, including the bed sheets inside and out, with a vinegar mixture. No new bites this morning, so we'll see how it goes. Pretty sure I won't be meeting any nice gentleman though, since vinegar perfume isn't the best!!