Mesa Verde National Park

July 5, 2007 at 15:25:18

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Ray Whiting wrote on July 9, 2007 at 0:45:41:

It really is an impressive sight to see a dark lowering storm moving across the distant landscape while you are standing in bright sunlight. Maybe during your trip you will get lucky enough to see something I have experienced twice while traveling across the country. One happened on I-70 in the Kansas Plains. It was one of those long straight stretches of road that goes on for miles ... I was driving in the westbound traffic lanes, in sunlight. Meanwhile, the eastbound traffic lanes were darkened and partly obscured by a fairly torrential downpour. The drivers there had to use their headlights while traffic moving west did not. ... things remained exactly like that for twelve miles, then, finally, the storm either shifted northward, or the highway took one of those almost unnoticeable shifts to the South and I too was in the storm. While it lasted, it was a very interesting and unique experience. Save for a few stray drops, the Westbound lanes had remained completely dry, while the eastbound were drenched.

-- Ray --