My cyber-friend, Jean, in Phoenix, AZ, sent me this link to a video of the sandstorm they experienced there last Tuesday, July 5.
She wrote: "Last Tuesday [July 5th] we had the Mother of all dust storms [haboob]. What a mess. Actually still cleaning up after it. Every cranny and nook is just gritty, sandy dust. Hope you enjoy the videos. Lots more on google. I opened the door and could not believe that I could hardly see my neighbors house. One mile high, 100 miles long and moving 60 mph. It was awesome. Usually follows with rain, but only got a few drops, just enough to make it 'stick'. Truly awesome."
And the video surely confirms her words. Unbelievable!!
Here's the link: dust storm Watch it and be glad you weren't there!!
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.