As we entered Colorado, the storms were getting much worse. We pulled into Grand Junction to find out there was a “Mini Cooper” convention, and all the hotels were booked up. We found a lower end motel that had a spare room on the first floor. As we unloaded the van, the storms let loose. After a massive downpour, the hail started. We ran out to cover the brand new solar panels I put on the van. My daughter, who was 3 at the time, had never seen hail before. She grew up in Southern California, so lightning, thunder, hail, and massive rain is really foreign to her.