I left Texas in '07, moved to Chicago for 3 years, moved to California for 2, and arrived back in San Antonio for my new job/life late last night. Went out for dinner tonight, and ... real rain, Texas style. Sky opens, water pours as if from a faucet...eventually sky closes back up. In minutes, streets go from dry to raftable. The question is what kind of rain rate was it...in inches per hour. And of course the rain knocked out the satellite TV in my hotel so I can't watch the end of the 30 point NBA OKC over LA in the 3rd quarter blowout. And it knocked out the Satellite in the restaurant I was eating dinner at.
But at least it wasn't a hard rain. I was still able to see out the car windows as I drove home...And I was able to dodge the rivers in the parking lots as I ran the 20 yards from restaurant to car and car to hotel, and the 30 minutes of rain didn't put enough water on the ground that it stalled the car as I tried to drive through it. But it was a medium serious rain anyhow.
I missed Texas. It's nice to be home.