Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lookin' for Lewis & Clark

OK. Remember those photos I took of the Mississippi flooding back in June? History sure has a funny way of repeating itself. And in just 90 days, too!

I didn’t bring a camera today – nor would I have had time this afternoon to walk down that far on the landing anyway – but I did find the photo you see here on GatewayPundit’s blog. Apparently he was taking the river flood photos around the same time I did and captured this shot of the Lewis and Clark statue.

The tip of Clark’s hat is just barely sticking out of the river. Well, that’s exactly what I expect to see when I go over the bridge. Coming over the bridge this morning, a tiny bit of arm and most of the hat were still visible. (Can’t see it? Look just to the right of the stop sign, at the railing with the chain then look directly behind the rail. That little triangle bobbing up? That’s it.)

Twenty-four hours earlier Clark was disappearing, but you could still see him. And like Clark and his hat, Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. is MIA, too. (Please note: GatewayPundit and I don’t appear to have anything in common outside geography and photography. Just wanted to give proper credit to another blogger’s work. ‘Nuf said.)

If you want to see a video of the riverfront, one of the local news stations posted some shot this morning.

So just like I did in June, I find myself humming – or God help us singing – the refrain from an old ‘80s song from a band whose name I’d long forgotten ‘til today. The song (appropriately enough) is called “Lookin’ for Lewis and Clark.” You can see the video of the song here. The band was called the Long Ryders. I guess I’m going to have to get it on iTunes now.

Especially since it appears I’m going to be lookin’ for those two again for a while.


Vicki said...

Ok, so that earlier picture was from back in June. It's so amazing how much flooding you guys have had. Is cresting still supposed to happen on Thursday?

Why S? said...

Here in drought-plagued Los Angeles, restaurants are discouraged (and may soon be fined) for giving customers a glass of water without being asked. Feast or famine, rain or shine.

Melissa B. said...

Wow...and you've been hit by floodwaters twice now in a couple of months? Hope everything is dry at your place! On a completely different note, please drop by my place today--we're featuring our regular Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. There are no winners, but it's a whole lotta fun!

Veggie Mom said...

Wish we had some of your rain over here. Although I'm not sure we could handle THAT much! Wouldn't it be nice if God could spread some of that around? BTW, got a Great New Giveaway going on over at my place, to commemorate my 100th post--please stop by!

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