Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cinco de Mayo

We were living in The Colony, Texas in 1989. That's north of Dallas.

One of the other cities in the area was a place called Las Colinas. We took our girls to the Cinco de Mayo celebration that year in Las Colinas.

This was during the day, and at first everything was great. It was basically a carnival setup, but to celebrate Cinco de Mayo instead of some other day, with rides and games and so forth.

That day, one of the worst storms I've ever witnessed blew into the area in a matter of minutes. Right now I live a couple of miles from the Atlantic ocean, and coastal weather is known for changing quickly.

But I've never seen weather change as fast as when we lived in the Dallas area, and the weather change that 5th of May was one of the darndest thing I'd ever seen.

In the upper photo, you can see how massive and dark the clouds were moving in.

In the second photo, you can see how night-like dark it was in the middle of the afternoon when the clouds started moving in.

We left quickly, and the rain started just as we got to our car. We sat in the parkiing area in our car for a long time before leaving. It was raining too hard to see to drive at first.


Bob-kat said...

Wow, that's extreme waether! At first I thought these photos were taken at night but something wasn't quite right for that.

I hope your family are all recovering quickly.

CG said...

phew, that must have been scary!! Those dark clouds are awe-inspiring.