I’m about to end my month-long stay in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico…or that is the plan.
But, Hurricane Harvey is churning through the Gulf of Mexico heading directly to the central coast of Texas and then northward to the small town where I live in the south central part of the state. Not a big deal, you say? It is a big deal if we get 15-20 inches of rain in a short period of time plus high winds.
It’s not just the rain that will impact us, but people who are being urged to evacuate the coastal towns will be heading our way also. That means thousands of folks will be looking for rooms, food, water, and gas as they make their way to higher ground.
Plus, storms seem to play havoc with airline schedules. The question is, can we fly around the storm and avoid a delay or an airport closure? Maybe we can get to our first stop, but how close can I get to my front door without a boat?
There would be worse things than being forced to remain in San Miguel another day or 10 waiting out the downpours happening at home. That would be just plain awful, leaving this beautiful city to rush back to 100+ degree temps and skyrocketing humidity (108 heat index) AND 20 inches of water flooding streets and highways. Trust me, it would be an easy sale if the airline says we will have to stay put for extra days.
So, I await word from the National Weather Service whether Harvey will change course, play out once he reaches shore, suddenly become a whimper rather than a fierce scream as predicted, or force us to remain in paradise.
Guess what I’m hoping for?
I’ll let you know how this saga plays out.