Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our other child

In a weak moment, B-dog resorted to a sketchy relationship with a little red monster.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fish Hatchery

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!

J first day of school

Notice how B-dog is trying to block the door so J can't get out! She doesn't want him to go!!!

He had a great first week.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rock House

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


Trout fishing on the river; rainbow trout.

Lake Cumberland - BIG rock climbing. These rocks are usually under water, but the lake is about 30 feet lower than usual pool due to repairs on the dam.

Where did Summer go?

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.