Saturday, April 13, 2013

More Ultra Lite

We have over an hour of video of the Wakarusa Valley taken from our ultra lite.  Trouble is, it was taken with VHS equipment.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t transfer too well to digital. It helps to view it on the small YouTube screen. 

I’ll Fly Away” is an old Southern Gospel song written by Albert E Brumley and sung on this video by Alison Krauss.  This song, among others, was made even more famous by the movie, “O Brother, Where Art Thou.”  The catchy lyrics seem to fit this video.  There were some who thought we were asking for death going up in this thing all the time.  (There is a chance YouTube might remove the song at some point so enjoy for now!)

This is only four minutes taken from that hour tape.  Toward the end, is the town of Clinton sitting out on the peninsula of Clinton Lake.

  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ultra Lite–Oh the Thrill!

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This picture was taken in 1997.  We had SO much fun flying this up and down the Wakarusa River Valley. 

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Fire and Rain

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It has been fire the past three days and hopefully rain now.  We have all but the west side of our driveway burned.  We hoped to get a really good soaker out of the front that moved through.  Not sure that is going to happen, unfortunately.

The Wildlife and Parks burned most of the area around us as well.  However, the one part they do not want to burn is directly behind that west part.  We might not burn our side just to make sure we don’t burn over there.   

I talked to Ruth today and they are not burning this year because of the predicted continued drought.  I hope we did not make a mistake. 

I have posted a picture before of our glacier rocks behind the house.  Here is another unbelievable gathering of these pink Minnesota granite rocks that were brought to the edge of our valley by the glacier and then dumped.  I wrote about that here.

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I took this early this morning and it was a little dark, but you get the idea.