The Lightning, Just Lightning, Coming So Fast

BeckoningChasm: You know what's fun? Driving over eight hours in pouring rain and electrical storms. That's what's fun. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

I have driven on tractionless ice, through blinding blizzards and torrential rain, in all kinds of conditions and traffic. But one of the most memorable terrific moments was

driving from Chicago back to Oklahoma, many years ago, in those rolling hills just east of St Louis,

the lightning, just lightning, coming so fast and continuously and in all directions, I actually gave up and exited, and took a nap on the back-on ramp for a while.

I didn't really think we'd get struck or anything. It was just ... overwhelming.