Outrunning Tornados

Quick update from the road. We are in Vaiden, Mississippi, on the way to Red Bay, Alabama. After arriving in Lafayette, Louisiana later then expected, high winds and tornados were predicted for the region so we headed out early the next morning and Sherri literally outran the storm. Quick update from the road. We are in Vaiden, Mississippi, on the way to Red Bay, Alabama. After arriving in Lafayette, Louisiana later then expected, high winds and tornados were predicted for the region so we headed out early the next morning and Sherri literally outran the storm. We had driven through this stretch of I-10 the night before. This is pretty exciting stuff for a couple from the PNW, unaccustomed to tornados and hurricanes (headed for Florida).

We stayed on the Vermillionville museum property in Vermillion District of Lafayette. This was a great Harvest Hosts location with a large secluded parking area, situated among the bayou, alligator ponds and 150 year old plantation homes. We regret the we had to leave in the morning before enjoying a real Cajun meal at the restaurant, but we didn’t to test the bus in tornado conditions.

We enjoyed spending an evening in downtown Houston after two days up in Conroe where we were hosted by the Saxton family. We can’t thank Crystal and Adam enough for their hospitality and sharing their family time with us. We enjoyed the premier of Dune in the theater room, which looked and sounded bigger and better than most luxury cinemas. We shared an awesome steak dinner with the family, 6 dogs and the new family sheep, Wilson.


Next stop is Red Bay, Alabama where we are joining the pilgrimage of Tiffin owners to have the bus serviced and upgraded. Although we’ve heard a lot of stories about this unique experience, we really don’t know what to expect.

Published by Paul Turley

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Principal Consultant for 3Cloud Solutions Specializing in Business Intelligence, SQL Server solutions, Power BI, Analysis Services & Reporting Services.

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