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... brothers. They were Yugoslavians. All that changed in 1990. The Cold War ended. The Berlin Wall came down. Communism was dead, and old ethnic tensions thawed. The Croats declared independence as well as the Bosnians. The Yugoslavian army, controlled by the Serbs, was ordered into Croatia and Bosnia, and eventually Kosovo. The civil war here would last a decade. Hundreds of thousands would die. The Yugoslavian basketball team would never play together ...
... World War I started here. Modern terrorism and ethnic cleansing find their roots here. It's a wonderfully complex place that is not easy to understand. On a personal note, the Balkans have always haunted me. I grew up on a ranch in the heart of rural Texas. Everyone was the same--white, middle class, conservative, and Baptist. When I was in junior high, I distinctly remember watching the news reports as the Balkans fell apart. ...
... ll take any briefly rotating winds for want of something better. They were definitely really cool to watch and the red dirt of Texas made them really well defined.
We headed for another cell that was popping up on radar, and got into Brownfield in Texas for a quick gas station stop. While we were there, it suddenly went dark and the winds and rain whipped up. We think it was a gust front from the cell we were just chasing. It ...
States: 7 (Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas)
Oreos Eaten: 6 + Normal Minis + Reeses Minis
Vans Stuck: 1
New Chaser paints invented: 1 - Haboob Brown.
Day 5 started with a 7 hour grind to target area from Witchita, I don't mind the travelling but my body starts complaining after a while.
We just got to the area around Tulia / Plainview TX in time for a couple of cells to ...
... of windmills. As we looked around, we noticed most of the windmills were made in IL and some of the companies are still in business. I have never really looked at windmills, but they are made so that the blades can fold in on themselves so they can control the speed which they turn. The neatest displayed windmill was one like the earliest one built in what is now the US. It was built in 1621 on the Flowerdew Hundred Plantation in VA.