Sunday, August 31, 2008

Friends and Funnel Clouds

We were SUPPOSED to have a nice, outdoor staff picnic last Sunday, but NOOOOO. The heavens opened up after a mere 45 minutes outside, rain POURED down, forcing us to hang out in a stuffy, non-air-conditioned school. We thought we could just wait out the weather (welcome to Colorado), but then the sirens started to sound, and we had to move to the gym (you know, that safe, shelter area in a school!). Thank goodness I had inhaled a hot dog while still outside, as the food disappeared as soon as the rain made its appearance. Here is one of the many amazing pictures of the week. Three tornadoes actually touched down in and around Castle Rock. So much for our outdoor picnic!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Woah! Did the tornadoes hit your city? We had one this summer, too. It happened at 11:30 at night though so there are no pictures. Amazingly, no one was killed or even hurt very bad. A lot of damage though. It tore up the campus and two neighborhoods. It was 4 blocks from our house but we didn't even have a broken branch. Lucky!