rain

This is our 9th year hosting Science in the Parks, and we have yet to cancel a day.  This morning as we were getting ready, I was checking the weather radar and scanning the horizon and thinking that today might be that day.  A little rain doesn’t hurt, but it’s our standing policy that if there’s lightning and microbursts of wind that we would just stay home.

So when we parked the trailer, we waited out the torrents raining down on us and saw that there weren’t any others coming out.  But then there was a break, the lunch staff from Ogden SD rolled up, and we decided to put out a few things and make the best of it.  Someone made the mistake of saying that he thought the worst had already passed.

A few others joined us under the bowery, but of course the worst of it hadn’t passed.  We were safe.  We were dry, mostly.  It wasn’t too cold.  And we even found that we could still conduct electricity and make light in the middle of the storm.

Setting up under cover

Setting up under cover

Under construction

Under construction

Taking refuge in Mt. Ogden's bowery

Taking refuge in Mt. Ogden’s bowery

Sheets of rain flowing off the bowery roof

Sheets of rain flowing off the bowery roof

Intrepid Misti bravely ventures into the rain, but takes cover

Intrepid Misti bravely ventures into the rain, but takes cover

Electricity and light, even in the rain

Electricity and light, even in the rain

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