Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tornadoes and Ice Storms

After Christmas, Mom, Kurtis, and I took a trip north to Ames, Iowa to visit Ahma and Papa. Getting there was quite exciting as we had to brave the elements in many forms. About an hour north of St. Louis we ran into a huge thunderstorm which produced heavy rain and tornado warnings...yes tornadoes. We narrowly missed one which passed behind us by about 20 minutes. Heading further north, the temperature dropped and the roads became frozen. We had to keep a close watch out for black ice as we made our way carefully down the highway. Kurtis and I were constantly checking for updates on road conditions and it paid off, we got word of a multiple vehicle wreck that closed the highway just in time to exit. Eventually we made it to Ames to celebrate with Ahma and Papa. We had a great time catching up, playing games, experiencing snow, and eating great food. I feel very blessed that the Lord provided us with that sweet time!

Mom, Ahma, Papa, Me, and Kurtis

Three generations

Lunch at Hickory Park in Ames. This is my favorite restaurant that I have enjoyed since I was little girl. They have great BBQ!


Anonymous said...

I had so much fun traveling to Iowa to visit Ahma and Papa. They are so sweet and I enjoy being with them. It was fun to experience Hickory Park after all the stories you have told me. I love you!