Have I ever told any of you that I love hurricane season. I am just drawn and amazed by natural disasters. I know...that makes me a little heartless...but I love the excitement of it all. I can remember sitting on our front porch with my dad waiting for the tornado to hit or hiding in the church basement looking out the crack of the door with the adults trying to get a peak at a tornado. And honestly, that's always been one of those things that has been on my "Before I die" list..."See a real tornado!" Now that I am going to be a mom, it's probably not such a good idea.
But me and E had the best time sitting through our first hurricane together in Key West. Katrina was supposed to head north over night through Tampa, FL and ended up dipping south. We woke up about 4:30 that morning to some serious weather and found out that the eye of the storm was about 20 miles north of our house. Luckily it was only a category 1 storm...at the time. We sat through Humberto last year (Tropical Storm) but I am still waiting on my tornado.
Today, I am working through Dolly. We are a few hundred miles from the center of the storm but I love the weather these bring. I also love working the words "feeder bands" into my conversation. It makes me feel like a conversational genious. But here is a picture of where I am today and where Dolly is today. Look for the red and white arrow for my location here on the gulf coast.