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A Twisted Post...
There are all kinds of tours one today, and so it is I guess inevitable that some enterprising souls would offer storm chaser tours. For instance, check out the Twister Sisters. They offer group tours so that you can "follow your passion and live your dream".According to their site:"General rates are only $175 per person per day plus gas, food, hotel, and a per diem. You and the other guests will also provide the vehicle to chase in. Although expense costs can vary, by sharing the cost of the rental vehicle paying for their own gas, food and hotel rooms, Dean's guests have reported that their TOTAL expenses have been significantly less than the cost of larger tour companies, where you are stuck in a 15 passenger van all day! "They recommended that the group pitch in and rent a minivan and split the costs. Hmmm maybe rental places should keep a supply of "dimpled darlings", pre-hailed on vehicles just for storm chasing!Would you go on a storm chasing tour? Do you chase storms? Have you been? In the interest of relatively full disclosure, one of the things I was looking forward to in Kansas was seeing a twister. So far I've seen two...from a distance.