"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Friday, August 31, 2012

On to Kansas



Thanks to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers as we have had to deal with Issac the past few days.  We were in the Colorado Springs area until this morning waiting, talking with neighbors, waiting some more, and talking some more.  The bottom line is that we were truly blessed.  While over 90% of our county lost electricity, and some are still without, we never lost power.  We have a lot of trash in our yard but no downed trees.  The area received over 15 inches of rain Wednesday night, but it didn’t affect us directly.

Lake Tangipahoa, the lake that made the news all day Thursday with the potential failure of its dam, is about four miles downstream from our home.  Thankfully it didn’t give way and cause more damage.  All of our family and friends are ok, though some received damage to their homes or property.  Overall, it could have been a lot worse.

Tonight finds us at Lake Scott State Park, Kansas.  A nice place to ride out the Labor Day Weekend.  Seems to be lots of history here.  Will try and absorb some tomorrow.  Did finally get the kayak out of the box and in the water for its maiden voyage,  First lake we’ve seen in over two weeks that had enough water to float it.  Most of the ones in Colorado are so low you had to carry it a quarter mile from the boat dock to the water.


a Blue Moon tonight over the campground.


Think I’ll go have a glass of wine and watch it for a while…..jc


  1. Nice pictures, I especially enjoyed the moon and the kayak. Did the kayak perform as you expected?

    We may run into you both very soon!

    Have a great holiday weekend!

  2. What relief you must feel! The kayak looks like a blast.

  3. So glad to hear your place didn't get hit as hard as so many. I think you'll enjoy the Tomcat kayak.


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