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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Thunder and Lightening

I woke last night to the sound of thunder.  A strong storm sat on top of our house for about an hour.  The lightening was followed by almost instantaneous thunder boomers.

Skipped my run this morning and opted for the snooze button instead.  To be honest, my big toe was a little sore, probably from the 8 miles I did the other day.

We went to Chipolte for lunch.  Yummy

This day in history "

On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.
Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. The longtime artists' colony was already a home base for Bob Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more. Plans for the festival were on the verge of foundering, however, after both Woodstock and the nearby town of Wallkill denied permission to hold the event. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur came to the rescue at the last minute, giving the promoters access to his 600 acres of land in Bethel, some 50 miles from Woodstock."

Bob Seger did not do Woodstock.

After picking up CSA, we made bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches for dinner.

Luke wanted to go fishing.  I said it is going to rain.

We go to get bait, and the shop is out of minnows.  Canadian Night Crawlers it is....

Fishing is really good.  We both land some nice fish...Fishing in the rain was kind of fun.  I used to fish in the rain all the time as a kid and swear the bite is better.  The fish are already wet so they don't care.

Back home we tell Sue our fish stories.

Photo of the day "Thunder and Lightening"


P.S.  last week a tornado, last night a violent thunderstorm, today, a wall of rain approached as we drove to Chipolte.  No rain as we drove, and very clearly 500 feet ahead of us a wall of water coming down.  Hail was also in the storm today.  Very extreme weather.

I woke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from 1962
Ain't it funny how the night moves
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in

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