131 mph Winds with 97 mph in Southwest Reno!

April 30, 2010

Indeed, on Tuesday 131 mph winds came across the mountaintops of the Sierra Nevada causing havoc in Reno below. Winds of 97 mph were registered in southwest Reno. Our weather station registered 89 mph before we were hit by a power outage! Rats! I really wanted to know what we had! We lost 4 flat tiles and one capstone from our tile roof as far as we can tell. One pole holding up one of the weeping cherry branches was toppled. Everything else looks fine. Thank goodness!! Here’s the Reno Gazette-Journal story. Calvin Palmer blogged about it, too!

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Wind and Rain

April 28, 2010

April sure is ending fiercely! I can’t believe the wind and rain! Both LA and Reno are windy and rainy at the same time so it doesn’t matter where we are today! 🙂


Hot Pink Flamingos

April 25, 2010

The new exhibit Hot Pink Flamingos is now open at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. See how climate change is affecting our oceans and the life within them. If you don’t live within visiting distance, there is still great information and exhibits on-line to explore.

I include lots of ideas of places to visit and activities to explore with children on mygrandmasue.wordpress.com, so do check them out! 🙂


Tulips in Pella’s Central Square

April 24, 2010

Here are a few more pictures from the main Square in the middle of Pella, Iowa. The Tulip Time festival is only 2 more weeks away.

Tulips and Fountain

Central Park Tulip Bed Across From Main Street

Looking Across Washington Street to Scholte Gardens

Check out more photos and info about Pella on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by clicking here. 🙂


Dance Lessons

April 23, 2010

Grandpa Ron and I are going to try a dance lesson tonight! That should be fun! Grandpa Ron says he is an engineer, not a dancer! We’ll see if it can be called ‘exercise’ or if it is too slow to burn any calories! 🙂


Earth Day Activities in the Reno Area through the Weekend…

April 22, 2010

Reno Tahoe blog has some Earth Day ideas for the Reno area that go through the weekend. Some are family fun!

Check out more ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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Tulip Time, The Tulip Tower and The Sundial

April 21, 2010

It’s more Pella, Iowa trivia! Tulip Time is just around the corner! This year you can register on-line to take part in the family fun as Pella attempts to set a Guinness World Record for people dancing in wooden shoes. Pella History is here.

Tulip Tower and Franklin Street Shops

Total Tulip Tower

Top of Tulip Tower

Sign for Sundial

Sundial

Check out more ideas and activities to do with kids on https://mygrandmasue.wordpress.com by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!
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