On the farm in Florida last year, I wrote how snowbirds should prepare for freezing weather when trying to escape just that. Then, when we were getting ready to leave the ranch last August, I wrote about the sudden Colorado seasonal weather changes.
But after hanging out in New Braunfels for nearly a month, I must say Texas has some pretty crazy weather patterns!
Landa RV Park on the Comal River is the first place we’ve ever paid for a full month’s stay. The price was right, but it didn’t include our utilities. So René was actually calculating our kilowatts the first few days of our stay because we had run the air conditioner nonstop. Cooped up writing in the humid heat was unbearable.
But almost the whole following week, we had to run the heater because it was so cold and rainy! Within days, we were warm enough to go tubing again. About a week later we heard a severe thunder storm waring on the radio alerting us to golf ball sized hail and potential tornadoes nearby. That same day, after the clouds passed, I had to change back into my tank top pretty quickly.
I’ve heard it said in many a town across the country, but now I believe that if you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait an hour or so.
Epilogue: Since I drafted this post, we have endured more heat, I scrambled atop our rig to cover our solar panel in a hill country hail storm, we got stuck in the mud after a downpour in Luckenbach, and we have withstood the wind of the Texas prarie. I rest my case.