I arrived to Oklahoma city at 8 pm, dead tired and crashed directly to bed. I had at that time checked out what people were saying about the upcoming week, and my heart sunk. There were mentions of Omega Blocks and Death Ridges, words you don’t want to hear about the single week you chose to go for storm chasing! To be honest, after I studied forecasting a whole lot (especially around 2015-2017), I have forgotten quiet a lot and rely much on others nowadays.
During the morning meeting with the rest of the guests and tour guides it seemed like it wasn’t as bad, Day 1 was definitely going to be a pure travel day with no chasing at all. We packed up and headed for Amarillo, TX.
Once there we went to visit a nearby National Park, which was quite nice. I had promised my son to look for (and photograph) some “dangerous animals” so although I admired the canyon, my eyes were more focused on the ground looking for spiders – and perhaps a snake. I came as close as seeing a funnel spider web (without a spider however).
We, of course, went to eat at The Big Texan restaurant for the evening. I hadn’t been there for quiet a while so it was fun, despite that my soar throat made it painful to eat. It sure was nice to go to bed when we got back, my jetlag in combination with my cold was making me extremely tired.