I walked down to the river yesterday after a neighbor told me she had heard on the news that the river is supposed to crest sometime Sunday and they might be closing the flood wall. When I got there, the water was higher than this picture I took last winter - you could just see the top of this wall under the surface:
And I always wondered how it all worked so the next picture gives a general idea of that. The horizontal pieces come up from the street, I think. I seem to remember an opening that goes across. And then those support beams also come up from these normally covered openings in the pavement:
And some pictures of the current state of the river:
And that's all the pictures for today. There are great black clouds in the sky although right now, looking out the windows, it doesn't appear to be raining. Tomorrow's going to be a busier day than normal for me, but I will certainly try to get to the river and if the second opening in the flood wall is still open, see how things are developing.
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.