The shock of being caught by unexpected heavy rain makes everything else move to 2nd place. A family trip to King’s Canyon was flooded out. We stayed in Sequoia trapped in our truck amid a serious cloudburst and awoke to considerable erosion of the dirt roads.
I like the line, “I used the umbrella to shield the small water droplets that carefully dripped off the statues of religious figures carved into one of the façades, and gazed up at the beauty of a building that I had only ever seen in history books.”