Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
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Mike and Sheryl's
Trace and Mike love Texas ..........FACT!!!!
As I mentioned above ,the public transport scale ranges from Interesting to Terrifying, and we had the rare honour....or is that misfortune....of experiencing the complete range in a space of a few hours. The interesting part took the form of the sight-seeing we did on the way too, in and back from downtown Houston. One experience that stands out was negotiating the maze of sub-terrainian tunnels that connect all the massive office blocks
To escape the heat again we thought the Aquarium would be a good way to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
.........oh , I’m sorry. I have a form of narcolepsy brought on by me telling very boring stories.
Almost at exactly the same time as yesterday afternoon the skies clouded over within a few minutes and as soon as we stepped on the bus, which we found purely by chance, the rain god is a fair man...or woman, the cloud above Houston burst
Even the locals were quite blown away by this storm....we know this because people actually speak to strangers in this country.
Approximately two stops from the apartment the bus stopped, the doors opened, and as a passenger was about to step out into the rain, there was a huge flash of light and an incredibly loud explosion followed by a fizzing sound. It was a lightning strike......and it had struck, very, very close to our bus, much closer than we thought.
Once the screams had turned into nervous laughter, the bus driver took off again. It was then that we smelled it........something was burning. The driver stopped a few hundred meters down the road and got out of her seat, walked to the back of the bus where we were sitting and asked the following question with which I shall now immortalise her...................
"Y’all smell somethin’ burnin’?"
It was comedy gold but it also made us realise that our bus had actually been struck by lightning
We watched the weather report on TV and found out that there were 2000 lightning strikes per hour in Houston during the storm. I think a drink is in order.