Miss W, Davo and Britta enjoying a cuppa
WOW! I am so far behind in my posts. Miss W and I are having such a great time speaking to chat room friends, visiting schools and meeting teachers and students that we are exhausted at the end of the day.
After leaving Kansas City, our first stop was to meet Britta, a chatroom friend, at a lovely little cafe in Lawrence called Aimee’s Coffee House. Delicious drinks there both hot and cold. Britta and Miss W chatted for over an hour but sadly, we had to leave as we had quite a distance to travel that day and the weather did not look too good. Through Topeka and the beautiful Flint Hills to Salina.
Em, Davo, Miss W and Billgx
It was here at the Kansas University that we met Billgx as he is known on twitter and his daughter, Science Girl Em. Bill is a great follower of the student blogging challenge which Miss W runs twice a year and Em has taken part in many of the activities. While there, Em interviewed Miss W and you can see her post on her blog. Well done, Em.
Bill and his students showed me a game they were creating. It was great to see that the students were finding lots of information on the web so they could include bits of code into their game. Why re-invent the wheel??
By this time it was pouring with rain and we wanted to get to Wichita that night and as the motel was on the southern side of town, we needed time to find our way there on the highways and in the dark. Why did we need to be at that particular motel?
Miss W, Davo and Tom
Only a couple of miles away was another chat room friend that Miss W had organized to visit. Sadly, it was too late to meet that evening so we organized to meet Tom at his house the next morning and head off for breakfast at a beaut little cafe that had only opened recently. Tom was originally from Colorado when Miss W first knew him in the chatroom. Wonder if he will go back there again?
We had planned to stay in Wichita for the day, but with bad weather coming again, Miss W felt it was better to keep driving and hopefully miss that bad weather. Yesterday and during today, there had been tornadoes near Wichita and earthquake tremors from Oklahoma City.
Do we want to be caught in some of them? No way, so off to Amarillo we go.
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Please leave a comment if you have ever been caught in some form of natural disaster like a hurricane, cyclone, tornado, earthquake, bushfire etc. What did it feel like? How did you survive?