Sunday, May 5, 2013

Two Idiots in a Rain Storm

A few weeks back, one of my best friends, Daniel, was in town. He lives in Seattle and travels all over the world flying for the air force. So needless to say, I don't get to hang out with him very often. I ended up taking a half day off of work so we could get together with him and his wife and also celebrate my wife's birthday.

Whenever Daniel and I get together, it seems like we end up doing things that are a little crazy. Whether it is mountain biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, or just being two goofballs out in public, we always seem to have a good time. This time was no different.

We decided to go hiking. Now if don't know or recall, at that time, West Michigan was getting some crazy rainstorms. Rivers were flooding; roads were washing away. In general, it was some gnarly weather. This is the weather that we decided to go hiking in. Hey, that's why they invented rain jackets right?

Anyways, it started off ok. It was raining, but nothing awful. Then about 45minutes in, we started to hear thunder. A little bit later, the lightning strikes kept getting closer and closer.  There was one flash of lightning that was especially close. At that point, Daniel and I looked at each other and were like "do you want to turn around?" We gave in, admitting defeat to mother nature. We made it back to the car without getting fried. Though about tens minutes into the drive back home, it started to hail. The rain got so intense that people were stopping their cars on the side of the road. That would have been insane to have been hiking in. I guess we made the right decision in turning around.

Anyways, Thanks Daniel for always being awesome.

Also, Happy Birthday on this cinco de mayo.

1 comment:

  1. I must say, I've never hiked in hail. Good call, though when you tell it to your son fifteen years from now... You hiked through fist-sized hail ;)