Friday, January 9, 2009

The Sky is FALLING!!!!

On December 16th we had our first snow of the year 2008. Yesterday, January 8th brought the first flood of the year 2009. Snow for 7 days straight is unusual......floods are not, unfortunately. The rain fall in our area was 6 inches in a 24 hour period. For some reason I like the floods, it makes thing interesting in the Spring and Summer when we go camping. Roads get washed out, campgrounds get wiped out, and old trails are washed away, but new ones are made in their place. When we were looking for a house to buy, anything near a creek or river or any body of water made us nervous. Instead, we purchased a house that has 3 major overflow retention ponds to keep all the back up of water, and they are holding.

Today, we went to Tumwater Falls Historical Park because one of Doug's coworkers said the falls were incredible to look at. We had no idea where we were going, but we ended up following all the traffic and ended up in the right place.

Here is what the falls would look like on a normal fall day.

Here is what the falls looked like today. The guy taking a picture in the first photo would be wet right now. We couldn't get any closer, they closed the park so looky loos like us wouldn't get too close. Instead we ate at a restaurant called Falls Terrace, and just enjoyed the view. Many other people had the same idea, because the place was packed when we left. The food and service were excellent.


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