On our last camping trip, my sons as well as I had a legitimately close encounter with a tornado. As we sat in the motel, with our air conditioner running, we heard an bizarre noise. No sooner did we turn off the air conditioner as well as the cable, however we lost our power. The motel had an emergency generator, however it only ran the lights as well as not the air conditioner! Both of us just wanted to go home, by this time, however they said they weren’t allowing anyone on the roads until the tornado warning had passed. Half an hour later, we were given the go ahead to leave the area. It was almost afternoon light, as well as we made the decision to drive by the campground as well as option up our tent before we got home. Both of us had everything packed in the truck from the night before, as well as we made to leave the motel. I couldn’t assume the sight we saw when we walked out. A tornado had gone through the section as well as not a single hundred yards from our truck, the buildings were destroyed. Both of us slowly made our way to the campground. The guys had turned on the air conditioner in the truck because it was still legitimately humid as well as tepid as well as it was only several in the day. They wouldn’t allow us in the campground, despite the fact that I tried to explain that we had a campsite in there. She walked us back as well as right where our tent had been less than twelve hours earlier, there was nothing however an empty lot. The telephone poles were down, as well as our tent was up in a tree. Both of us got back into our air conditioned truck, grateful for not being hurt from either tornado, as well as swearing off camping for the rest of my life.