Sunday, July 14, 2013
Posted by Keith at 4:30 PM
Before leaving Nevada, we made one last trip to Scheels Sporting goods. They had a new Jeep / Monster Truck display the kids could play on.
Since each of kids has a city named after them, we figured we should visit each of them. So before leaving Sparks, we wanted to get some pictures with Carson and his city. We had a great time on our little trip.
This is a little late, but a picture of Savannah about a month ago as we were just about to head to church. So cute!
Fourth of July was rained out, so instead it never seemed to end. We did our own fireworks on the 4th and so did some of the neighbors. Then there were more fireworks the next day. And the next. And the next weekend. The excuse: 'it was raining' seems like it works pretty well. Lots of fireworks.
Posted by Keith at 3:51 PM
We've loved all of the wildlife around our new home. It seems like you always see some type of animal running around. We have lots of squirrels, chipmunks, hawks, cardinals, other unidentified birds, rabbits, turtles, salamanders, and even a fox.
Supposed you will see deer and coyotes wandering the area as well. We've yet to see them.
Posted by Keith at 3:39 PM
We've been exploring our new restaurant choices. One was a Mexican food near our new home. The have live music, which sounded good (to most of us).
Posted by Keith at 3:36 PM
Within days of arriving in Marietta, we had a tornado warning. Who knew that my phone could receive Tornado warnings? My phone had a pretty annoying alarm with a tornado warning message, then several minutes later, the city sirens began to wail. The sky actually was pretty calm.
Quickly, it went from fairly calm to powerful winds and rain. The rain was so thick that you could only see about 10 feet ahead of you. Branches were flying through the air and lots of trees and power lines fell on houses and the roads. One of the main access roads to our house was blocked off by a tree and two neighbors had trees land on their houses.
The power was knocked out quickly, so I got out our 72 hour kits with great flashlights, radios, etc... Nice to have. One of the radios didn't have good batteries in it, but had a crank that gave it power to hear what was going on.
Overall, we survived and quickly realized we're no longer in Nevada. We were still staying in our hotel that night; it was really strange to stay in a large hotel with no power (and no AC).
Immediately after the storm, the weather was beautiful. Calm, cool, with a gorgeous sunset.
The view from our house window during the storm:
Posted by Keith at 3:33 PM
Savannah can make just about anything into fun. Here she found a box in the garage, a bug net at the store, and of course, a Halloween wig...
We took a short walk down our street. It's so beautiful and peaceful. We found a pretty amazing bee on the way, we think it is a carpenter bee. Fortunately, it wasn't still alive to scare us.