Residence Inn Wichita East at Plazzio
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... low hanging supercells. They were mainly going outflow dominant and didn't hang around too long, but did have some rotation and therefore some Tornado potential. Most of our storms went Tornado warned, but didn't persist long enough to put something down. Hearing the tornado sirens is always a tingly experience.
I'm enjoying seeing a bit more of the country, lovely little towns with picturesque plots.
The storms we were chasing caught up ...
Long drive to Wichita yesterday, once I got here I stopped to stretch my legs at Great Plains Nature Center, which was a nice little park in the middle of the city. Then I met up with my Couchsurfing host and her friend, we made dinner then went down the street to ...
... but we missed the intense stuff. Apparently, during the same storm, hail and strong winds hit parts of Dallas and even started some wildfires! We were lucky and we didn't even know it! During our trek through Oklahoma, we made it to Oklahoma City around dinner time and looked for a place to eat. Ever since LA, I had been desiring some Vietnamese pho, and it turned out that one of OKC's best restaurants was a ...
... at 12:35...the temp was up to 90 at this point. Paying our admission we took the next two hours touring the area. First we went into the Place of Meditation which is the final resting place of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mamie Eisenhower, and their first-born son, Doud. It is an amazingly peaceful feeling spot.
Then we went to the Presidential Library and spent some time looking at a very moving exhibit of art work that was done ...
... says it got its name from Wichita being the Air Capital of the World. Really??
We spent some "quality time" this evening at a Dillon food store - a chain which is owned by Kroger. Other than that, we didn't do a whole lot, as it was late afternoon before we arrived and got set up. All in all, not much to report!