Road trip across the US
This summer we found ourselves in the ridiculous but necessary position of driving from Baja, Mexico east to Tennessee, then northwest to Montana. It has given an up-close view of some of the strange weather our country has been experiencing.
West Texas was in severe drought and smoke from wildfires. Farmers’ fields lay dry and empty.
As we made it to the east, we picked up the flooding that continued until eastern Mississippi where it was so bad the smell of decaying vegetation lent a sense of death to the air. A few billboards and roofs were tossed and crumpled from tornadoes in east Mississippi and west Tennessee. Southern Tennessee experienced record-breaking hot temperatures while we were there, and when it was time to head north to Montana we eyed the tornadoes tormenting the midwest and chose our route.
More flooding, more drought, more empty fields, more high rivers.
What an interesting time to be alive.
And what a cherished summer to be spending time with family.