We were in the Buffalo area Saturday. It was gorgeous. We spent most of the day at the Genesee Country Village and Museum (formerly known as Mumford), which is a place where they built an entire village with historic houses that they moved there. That was equally gorgeous. (It's like a miniature Williamsburg, but focusing more on pioneer, antebellum, and turn of the century periods. The last time I was there was around 1982, in the 6th grade.)
After dinner in Corning, New York (which took entirely too long, BTW), we started our race with Hurricane Irene. We hoped that the real nightmare weather would be in the middle of the night. Well, we were wrong. Driving in a hurricane is an interesting experience. Waves of rain passed our truck at around 50 mph. Rain hit like--bucket, pause, bucket, pause, bucket, pause. Trees, whipping hard, started coming apart. Luckily, no big pieces hit us. We did hit a few wading pools of water, but our truck is pretty big and heavy. Just after midnight, we made it home.
Of course, our neighborhood was the first that we noticed was without power. After at least 20 hours, we finally got it back on. Folks have it much worse than us, so we can't really complain. Despite a long, long day, which including a carburetor repair on our generator, we came through pretty well.
Hurricanes in Pennsylvania...and earthquakes. Interesting times.