My cat and I were arrested leaving Texas, into New Mexico because I couldn't prove the deformed box turtles, the Sulcata, the Gopherus agassizii, I couldn't prove any of them were not Texas Tortoises, tiny deformed box turtles!!!! So my cat and I were arrested, then they tore apart my car, finding a small amount of Oregon's legal product. It took 2 hours for me to repack my car. Jerks. We were arrested for 6 hours. So that put me behind. Then I just missed the big storms, hailstones big as baseballs. I missed them by minutes. It was so darned windy, my little car kept blowing off the road. Scary, as fast as I was going to beat the storm. When I got to Deming I pulled under an overpass, and slept it out. The cat was so scared from the noise, hail, thunder, big trucks, she laid her full 28 pounds on my chest and hid her face in my hair. Poor Maks. An in house only cat and she was really afraid. So I wrapped her in a DE throw, and held her while I slept. We slept until the storm was over. A big truck came and pulled right next to my car to protect me, that was cool. Blocked all the wind and hail. Protected my car! Californians, and PNWesterners who have never left the state miss out on some fantastic storms in other states, exhilaration and fear both.