Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Showers...

We've had more than showers here the past several days. We are still at our place in Medina (west of San Antonio), getting ready to head out for the summer. In the past several days we have had wave after wave of severe thunderstorms, resulting in more than 7" of rain.

Sunday night was the worst, with about 5" falling. We got up the next morning and went for a walk to survey the damage. The entrance to our park includes a section of road across a small dam. There is hardly ever any water behind the dam, so imagine our surprise when we saw this!!

Our road in (and out!!).

It turns out that a small dam upstream of our park failed and sent a wall of water, along with trees and debris down our way. The folks with homes closest to the drainage had water within just a few feet of their homes. Now they have a lovely lakeside view!

The drainage pipes under the drive were partially washed out, but there is enough road left to safely drive in and out.

The owner and managers here are great folks, and had the road cleared within an hour.

We will be heading west in a day or two to do some exploring in West Texas, New Mexico and Southeastern Arizona before we turn north toward Colorado. 



  1. Wow! That was some storm. Safe travels.

  2. What a lot of rain! Is that scissor-tail on your header from there? Those birds are fantastic, aren't they?

  3. Glad you are safe. We left Texas too late. Got hit with the 4 inch hail in Wylie. Safe travels.