There is a term in aviation known as “getthereitis”. It means that you are in such a hurry to get some place that you tend to ignore warning signs or go against your better judgement. In most cases it is when a pilot is trying to get home. It my case it would be trying to get to Hardin, Missouri. IF I had getthereitis. And I don’t.
Therefore we are cancelling the remainder of our trip to Hardin and slowly making our way home. The simple reason is that weather is not cooperating. A line of thunderstorms is making it’s way through Kansas. It runs from El Paso, Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here is what the National Weather Service has to say:
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...south central...southwest and west central Kansas. .DAY ONE...Today and tonight. Day 1 Discussion ---------------- Periods of rain throughout the day could cause flash flooding especially in river basins and low lying areas as 1 to 2 inches of rain with locally higher amounts possible. A few storms this afternoon could turn severe especially around the I-70 corridor with gusty winds the main threat.
Flash floods and gusty winds. Nope. Already dealt with that on this trip. It will only last a day or two but it’s a day or two I don’t have time for. We would not be able to make it to Hardin and back in the time allotted for this trip.
We turned back west and stopped off in Albuquerque for some shopping at Trader Joe’s and some lunch. We continued on to a KOA in Grants, New Mexico. This is fine as it will let me visit the Airways museum that I didn’t get to see on our trip out. We have a full day in Grants tomorrow. I’ll let you know what fun there is to be had in Grants.