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!
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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.