Published: May 25th 2007May 25th 2007
We experienced our first full on sandstorm yesterday. We were at the internet cafe around 4:00 in the afternoon, and were fully imersed in trying to get our one photo of the week up on the web. After an hour of yelling at the computer, miscommunicating with the owner, and the intense heat of the tin-roofed-cyber, we looked outside and noticed that it was completely black. We quickly shut down our computers, and rushed outside on our bikes. About a half a block away we were pummeled by sand, and were forced off our bikes, and couldnt even tell if we were headed in any direction. All of the sudden we saw a hand come out the swirling sand, and it was the cyber owner who pulled us back into his store. We then spent the next three hours with a bunch of local gamers (see pic) waiting out the storm. Dad- you should have seen the owners face when his computers and keyboards were filled with sand. I wish I could only have seen your face when the storm blew in the windows.