Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Friends, Fun and Storms

Lavon, Texas
Weather Conditions; Cloudy, 73 degrees

We spent our last 4 days off enjoying this wonderful weather.

On Friday we had guest over for a hamburger picnic.

We sat outside eating our hamburgers and enjoying the beautiful bluebonnets.

Saturday night the weather got really nasty here. Dawn and I loaded up the dogs and drove into downtown Wylie (5 miles) to take cover from the expected high winds and hail.

We have a metal cover over our RV and the truck will fit beside it so that it is covered too.

The problem being, we are perched on a hill and a predicted wind of 65 mph, I’m outa here.

Anyway, we found a bank drive-thru behind a 2 story building where we took cover.

A few minutes after we parked, the wind got up, a flooding rain and lots of lighting. A few minutes later, the power went out. All of downtown Wylie was dark.

It only took about 45 minutes for the storm to move past us. We arrived home a little after 10 p.m. Our power was still on.

On Sunday we spent the day at Lone Star Park with friends for some horse racing.

We had great seats at the finish line.

We had a great day watching the horse’s race. We’re not big gamblers but we will place a $6.00 bet here and there.

We really enjoy the seats on the dining floor. We reserved a table so that we could have lunch while watching the races. This is the TV on our table for up close viewing.

Dawn won a couple of times. $12.00 and $24.00.

There were nine races on Sunday. On the ninth race Dawn bet $6.00 on a horse with 30-1 odds to win.

We laughed about how awesome it would be for that horse to win.

We were still laughing when that horse won with odds listed at 80-1.

Dawn won a whopping $238.00! 

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