Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
We visited the fish hatchery while on vacation and learned a lot about the growth cycle of the rainbow trout. They are shipped to the hatchery as fertilized eggs. The first photo shows them at about the size of minnows. Then when they grow to fingerling size, they are moved to the outdoor tanks called "racetracks". Visitors are able to purchase fish food and feed the trout which are in various stages of growth before being transported to streams throughout the state for stocking.
I now know where the term "feeding frenzy" came from!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
According to some website I found, this is the largest natural bridge east of the Rockies, spanning 104 feet. It is 300,000,000 years old, once used by Indians to bury their dead. It's really hard to find, but worth the effort.
Note the inscription of the high water mark in 1943. Since then, the Wolf Creek Dam has been built, allowing for flood control...hydroelectric power and recreation...but that's another post!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
No post for June and July because I was scared my computer might crash. It still might but I'm goin' for broke and posting anyway.
Conference Swim Meet:
Backstroke and breast stroke
Purple Turtle which is pushing in the winning coaches - so far we've never lost a meet or conference championship.
Conference championship trophy and two first-place medals.