We had planned to take a brief vacation to Little Rock, Arkansas, over my break between semesters. The trip would have included a visit to charming Eureka Springs, the Clinton Library, Hot Springs State Park, and then a visit to Siloam Springs to take in Andromeda's Vintage shop. Then, the Joplin tornado hit. I found myself very, very rattled by a tornado of the magnitude that hit there two weeks ago. We live in tornado country and know the protocol, but the power of this particular storm was incredible to me. I did not want to be traveling in such weather and not know where to take shelter. This trip would have taken us through Joplin. Perhaps we'll try again in August.
I did find myself falling to sleep at night having thought through the best garb to throw on if I was required to weather a storm: leather boots, sturdy jeans, lightweight tee, and all weather jacket with hood. I would stuff the pockets with clean underwear.
By Thursday, this park will be flooded. Tonight, they are sandbagging in Parkville, MO (where Lewis & Clark camped on June 30, 1804). DH snapped this photo on Sunday.
The "pedal pushers" are by No Boundaries, the top by Express, the bag by Talbots--all thrifted. By tomorrow, this park bench will be under water.
I shot this video while we were there--impressed by the speed and the sound of the river. DH makes a rude comment in the last few seconds. If this isn't exciting enough for you, check out Terri in bright red lipstick at Feminine Bravery and vote for me. I hadn't realized this was a competition!
Have you ever thought through what you would wear for a natural disaster?