Guess what we did today ?
Lazy, Lazy, Lazy ! I was up at 8, had breakfast, coffee, read the paper before anyone came downstairs.
When Luke came down, I made belgium waffles for them. After waffles it was time to go exploring.
This day in history " The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U.S. Navy.
The Nautilus was constructed under the direction of U.S. Navy Captain Hyman G. Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the U.S. atomic program in 1946. In 1947, he was put in charge of the navy's nuclear-propulsion program and began work on an atomic submarine. Regarded as a fanatic by his detractors, Rickover succeeded in developing and delivering the world's first nuclear submarine years ahead of schedule. In 1952, the Nautilus' keel was laid by President Harry S. Truman, and on January 21, 1954, first lady Mamie Eisenhower broke a bottle of champagne across its bow as it was launched into the Thames River at Groton, Connecticut. Commissioned on September 30, 1954, it first ran under nuclear power on the morning of January 17, 1955."
Exploring today was an impromptu, let's go to Lake Ronkonkoma. No fish biting at the lake. We did get to see model airplanes being flown over and onto the lake.
Across the street is a Suffolk County park. A sign and a fence are all that can be seen from the road. We noticed this marsh area and never really gave it any thought. Let the exploration begin, as any body of water potentially has fish in it.
We are happy to see that there is a trail cut the goes around the ponds and marsh area. Luke and I fish ALL of the clearings, most only big enough for 1 or 2 people. Well, we land some fish and take notes for future reference. The water level very low at this point, but we catch sunfish, bass, and perch.
An eve. run to Sans Suci , and I notice that there is a father and son fishing at one of the spillways. I take a break from the run and chat with them. This is a first time we have seen people fishing here. Luke and I will give it a try. I am sure we will land some fish here this fall.
Photo of the day "Lily Pond"
Nikita Khrushchev ends his dramatic and eventful visit to the United States and returns to the Soviet Union. For nearly two weeks, his trip dominated the news in America and around the world.
Khrushchev arrived in the United States on September 15. His plan was to tour America and conclude his trip nearly two weeks later with a summit meeting with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Hopes were high that the visit marked a turning point in the Cold War and that perhaps the Soviet leader's oft-proclaimed desire for "peaceful coexistence" with the United States would become a reality."
Back at home, I wait for Kyle and Sue to get home from Sachem East. Deep fried Porgy and grrren beans on the menu. Another sign of fall., soccer games, fresh fish, and veggies from the CSA.
Sue goes to open school night, and I lazy around watching and recording the seasons premiers.
Photo of the day "Sedum in Bloom"
Live forever is
amazingly persistent and can regenerate from any fragment of its composition.
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