It doesn't look it, but the water in this section
of the Riviera Club pool is three feet deep.
When I got off the bus at the club's entrance, I felt
light raindrops on my face. I looked west,
towards the Speedway area and the clouds were
dark, filled with rain. I remembered "Indy 500"
telecasts from years ago, when the announcers would
have occasion to say, "It's raining in Terre Haute,"
about 70 miles away, and know we had about
an hour before the front reached us.
Saturday morning, as I walked up the drive,
the clouds were in Speedway, only about
five minutes from the pool. The shower
turned into a nice thunderstorm,
trapping about a dozen people,
who're not ordinarily averse to being wet,
under the veranda, away from flashes of lightning
and thunder. For about an hour folks chatted, then went
their separate ways, some to find an indoor pool,
others to wait until Monday afternoon.