Promised the two older kiddos their first ever plains chase trip this spring, so we left on Tuesday to play a few days in Colorado. Was a bust for the most part yesterday, we even checked into my favorite motel in Burlington (Chaparall Motor Inn), got dinner and the kids even got into PJ's. But two storms kicked up near Simla and Eli said "Let's go chase lightning!" Friggin' love that kid. Eli and Lyla have been amazing on this trip, the grind, the lack of sleep, the enthusiasm...I'm a lucky dad.
So as we raced towards Seibert, the two storms went severe warned. Then tornado warned. Slow moving though, which was great haha. We got to this spot just on the east side of Kit Carson and it was one of the most incredible nighttime structures I've ever seen personally and near the best of the spring overall!
The kids had fallen asleep of course, but I woke them up to show them...Eli remembers, Lyla has no recollection of anything (even me carrying her into the motel room at 1am) but it was so awesome to have them along sharing this moment. Hopefully some more good stuff today before we head home!