I just had to get a picture of this guy. This was the first station we were at and this guy is a meteorologist who actually flew through a CAT 5 hurricane! He's a rock star in my book! I wanted to get his autograph. LOL! I've always wanted to be a meteorologist, a storm chaser to be more precise. It's so weird how excited I get about weather. I'm not even kidding how serious I am about that. I remember when I was in elementary school, I think 3rd grade, I checked out a book about weather from the library and wrote a letter to the weather station that helped write the book. They sent me a reply letter and books about weather. I was so happy, you would have thought I got a letter from some famous person! That's how big a dork for weather I am, LOL! It would be a dream of mine to go back to school and actually become a meteorologist....maybe one day. This part of the presentation was all for the adults, the kids were not interested in watching hurricane patterns as I much as I was.
I didn't get pictures of the traveling animal shelter, but they have this trailer set up with kennels inside to hold animals in case you have to go to a shelter during an emergency evacuation. It was a pretty sweet set up. The girls then went to another station where they got to make cat and dog toys to donate to the trailer. It was a good idea, in theory, but the girls are just too young to really figure out how to make them. Once the ladies called time, and they had to move on I had several meltdowns I had to make better, and I ended up making at least 2 complete toys myself in the name of the girls.
This guy was the highlight of the day. He brought out the animals, so obviously the kids absolutely loved this part. He had a box turtle, snake and a frog. And if you ask the girls what their favorite part of the day was, they will definitely tell you the animals.
The picture above is what we woke up to this morning. I'd say we got between 4 and 5 inches. Just enough to play in, and dangerous enough when you drive. Although I did have to drive in it today.