Date: July 14, 2000
Subject: Mini tornado
Today Kathy showed me the Mural that she and some school kids
made. It was to be dedicated this Thursday. It looked really cool.
breakfast and then she drove me up to the Museum. Becca and I were
going to go out into the field, but not before she and Corlene ran a few
errands. They left me to take care of the Museum a couple of times and,
aside from the cash register's tantrums, I did fine.
Becca and I left at
around 10:00. We were going to trace a layer of gray sandstone around the
JP site to see if it expanded far enough to be associated with two separate
parts of the same formation. We lost it and then found it a little bit
While we were checking out some wildlife, a cute little tornado
came right between us. You could hear the sound of it coming, but you
couldn't really see it.
Then we lost the layer of sandstone one last time,
on a plain of grass.
When we got to the Badlands again it was 12:00, and
Dave Wedum had to leave and go get some bear traps, so we came back to the
Museum. We took over until about 6:00.
After I helped out around the museum, I
went home. The pool was really warm, and I swam all night with Texel and
Zu Zu. Afterwards we ate ice cream and joked around until sundown, then we
laid down and fell asleep.
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