That's More Like It!

Trip Start Aug 26, 2008
Trip End Aug 17, 2009

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Flag of United States  , Nebraska
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oil leak fixed, $45 motel, and within 1-day's range of our motel. Now we're doing a little better.

Caught up to a storm front in Nevada around sunset, when thunderstorms are at their most powerful. As we drove past, under the rain-free base, just to the Southeast of the storm, a massive downburst developed with powerful straight-line winds and threatening-looking clouds. I pushed the Mazda past 110 on a straight stretch of freeway, trying to get ahead of the storm as the first few golfball-sized hailstones fell around us. Got past it just before it crossed the freeway. Didn't need a broken windshield and dented up car a few hours after fixing the oil leak.

Once we were past it, it put on a spectacular lightning show and gave us a chance to stop for some dramatic photographs.
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