Saturday, April 30, 2011

Romping at Taughannock State Park with Georgia

We have been busy this weekend, doing all the things we haven't been able to do for weeks due to the immense amount of unceasing rain we've had. During our drive this afternoon, we figured out that we've had at least 20 days of rain this month. More than 8inches of rain have fallen, just in April, for a yearly total so far of 16" total. As a result, the ground is so soggy!

Today was bright and windy enough to almost be mistaken for the beginnings of Spring. Here we are... end of April... and we haven't had sunny days in a LONG while. After lunch we got the family and the puppy into the van and headed down to the lake.

Normally, a nice sunny day means heading to the lake.... except that the lake has flooded with all of the runoff. By flooding, I mean that the creeks and tributaries have become torrents. With all of this rain, we have focused on the activities we could do indoors, and tried NOT to think about the fact that our garden looks like a huge mud puddle.

My thinking, was that if we had to deal with having a muddy puppy, at least at the lake we could wash her down in the lake before getting back in the van. Up until today, the farthest Georgia has gone in the lake is the tips of her toes. Today she went for an inadvertent swim!

Normally, this little inlet is a tiny dry culvert, feeding the southern end of the park at Taughannock. The beach is typically small stones, and debris ridden. Today it was more like a floating mulch pile! That didn't stop Georgia from jumping right in though.

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