OKLAHOMA : The Rain on The Plains…

bad weather and oklahoma

 

Are terrifying and completely massive in scope! The majority of our trip from the Oz Museum in Wamego Kansas to Oklahoma City was completely pleasant, but for the last 2 hours it’s been scary as hell.  For miles and miles we watched lightening far off in the distance, making for an interesting light show. But once we drove into the storm, my California driving skills and California tires on the rental, were not prepared for what was to come. Sheets of rain, mixed with wind creating a cloud of water that blurred the lines of the lanes. The tires hit puddles or pot holes, and vibrated shaking the entire car like a toy.  Initially the storm was like a bad rainy week in California. After hearing an ad for Phantom of the Opera on the radio, I thought it would be humorous to have Dan record the lightening to see if it went along with the music. We pulled the song up on Spotify and below is the magic.

But shortly after this small moment of levity, the silliness of the video calming my nerves. The rain fell harder, faster, and violently to the earth. I white knuckled the steering wheel, my heart racing and a cold sweat forming on my brow. Our aim was to get to Wayne Coyne’s womb gallery, see if a light was on and hopefully charm anyone into letting us stay with them (potentially at the compound). But I had to stop driving. Every time the rain would let up for a second and I thought maybe we could still pull it off, it would come back with a fury. A meteorologic slap in the face. Only 16 miles away I had to pull off the road, book a room at a freeway hotel, and let go of my Wayne Coyne Womb Gallery sleep over fantasy. If the light was on, we would have totally knocked.  I’ve been talking to him on Instagram like we are old buds. He is the kings of the freaks, what’s more freak like than blind delusion?

Tomorrow we will wake up and swing by the gallery before heading to the Diamond Park and Memphis. I pray the storm has passed and I don’t have to see my life flash before my eyes.

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