Now these are the kinds of things I'd like to do often: going on trips and taking photographs like this. Such adventures are priceless gems... in spite of the danger like lightning. And I LOVE to see lightning and rainy days.
It's very fun, but it's also a lot of work and getting a good nights sleep on these trips comes at a price. Usually about four hours a night and hiking all day or driving around looking for the next shot. When it works though, it is very much worth the efforts.