Monday, June 29, 2015
Dodged the bullet
Hannibal in the rear-view mirror.
After an enjoyable week visiting with friends and relatives and getting some repairs made, I hit the road Sunday. During the week in Hannibal I saw lots of rain, I saw the flood gates put in at the Mississippi riverfront, I had lunch with Ken and Lisa Marks the directors of The Hannibal History Museum and curators of The Molly Brown childhood home in Hannibal and I was able to attend the school reunion with my brother and three of my four sisters. We had breakfast together Sunday morning and it began to rain again. I left Hannibal in a heavy rain heading west and finally drove out of it after an hour. The bullet I dodged occurred later in the afternoon when several funnel clouds were sighted in the Hannibal area. The reason I went west was US 61 to the north was closed by flood waters and bad weather was south and east of Hannibal. I stopped driving at Seneca Kansas and this morning I came on to Dodge City Kansas. Tomorrows goal is Tucumcari and by then I hope to have put the bad weather far, far behind me.
Posted by John Hedges