Here's a portion of a email I sent to Roger Edwards and Rich Thompson: Ugly bags of mostly water: Beth and I left Bedford about 8:30 pm with the idea of going ne toward McKinney, getting ahead of whatever was out there, and doing some lightning photography. We got into McKinney about the time the SVR went up for Denton county to our west. I decided it best to go east to Farmersville and take TX78 south, giving me some latitude to go southeast of Dallas should the stuff sw of FTW take over. We stopped on a portion of old TX78 about a half-mile north of FM 1778. Overlooking Lake Lavon, I squeezed off a half dozen looking west, but there just wasn't a whole lot of CG stuff, but it was nearly continuous IC in the anvil. I told Beth that this sure looked a lot like a late May storm from the amount of electrical activity. Winds at this time were east at 15 to 20 kts. About this time we heard the TOR for Denton county, and KRLD was reporting backbuilding south into Dallas. We moved south into Rockwall on TX205, where I could get onto eastbound I20 or southbound TX205 if necessary. Coming into town, we encountered about 30 seconds' worth of chuncky raindrops. We stopped at a Sonic and opted to ride out the hail if any should come. We were there long enough to get a large cherry limeade. Something, what I don't know what, told me to go north. We hadn't been on 205 more than a minute when I could see a ripped wall cloud about 10 miles north. The structure was occasionally lit by lightning, and the best I can say is that it looked like a classic/LP hybrid...looking north, I could never see precip wrapping around the western quarter of the updraft. We went back to TX66 in Rockwall, then east to Fate. Found a great spot about a half mile north of 30, and set up looking north over a pasture. Despite the damned sodium lights a few miles away, I think I might have captured one or two good frames out of the 16 I shot. The first circulation began to occlude (I guess) and a new one formed on its flank about 8 miles nnw. At this point, I thought about reloading with some Sensia 100, but 1.) the storm was moving northeast pretty quick, and 2.) both Beth and I had to visit the head. We went into Royse City, found a Texaco, then moved northeast on TX66 toward Greenville. The storm started to peter out at this point, and I could see LTGIC back to my distant SW. We got about halfway between Caddo Mills and Greenville before blowing off the storm and heading back home. We got in about 1:30 after about 180 miles and what might be a fruitful chase. I'm dropping off the film to Kodak in the morning...will let you know how they turn out.