Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

This last weekend we went to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for a family reunion.

We went there last year just for a Staycation. It was fun to compare pictures of how the boys have grown. Mostly they are the same. Isaak's grown taller and he lost his floppy hair. Mica's grown taller and learned a lot from Kindergarten to first grade.

Here's Isaak 1 year ago when he was 3:


Here's Isaak now {no more floppy hair}:


Here's Mica last year when he was almost 6.

 

Can you believe Mica picked the same horse? Here's Mica now:


What was really sad was comparing the Platte River from last year to this year! These are pictures from the Walter Scott Jr. Observation Tower. It stands 70 feet in the air.


Here's my view from the tower last year; when we had too much rain:



Here's my view from the tower this year; we need rain in the worst way:



15 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

The boys are growing like weeds aren't they.

My Hubs was going to go to Canada fishing but the waterways are so low he decided to stay home.

Tina-Changes4Charlie said...

The boys look so much older! Kids change so much that we don't always notice it but when you look back at photos it sure shows. Isaak doesn't look like a little one any more. That's pretty cool that Mica got to ride the same horse. He must have liked that.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That looks like a fun place! Great to see how they've grown!

thecoalminerandme.com said...

Love your blog title! We need rain in the worst way, too. I guess most of us do. You have very cute children. :)

Rita said...

Your river shots are amazing. I posted a photo yesterday of the Platte I took last May. Probably not the same part of the river and I have no way of knowing how low it was in May when I took my shot. But, what a difference in your photos.

I live in a riverfront town and see the Missouri river almost every day so I know our river is also down but I'm thankful it does not look like you photo of the Platte.

Rita said...

Alissa, sorry I had not seen your comment to my photo of the Platte when I wrote the above. I can now understand your remark about seeing water.

We had a huge storm Saturday night with 3 inches and it has been raining here since about 8pm tonight. Hopefully, things here will now get better and I'm praying the rain will come your way. The drought is all I keep hearing when I talk to my sister.

Nancy Claeys said...

Isn't it amazing what a difference a year can make? Neat that you have photos to compare.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Nice comparisons! There is a lake near us that seems very low (my first year) - I've been taking photos to use to compare with future years. It's amazing how much it can change from year to year.

Buttons said...

Your boys are so cute.
That is a great comparison shot. This drought sure is taking a toll. B

Pat said...

Cute pony riding pics!
Good comparison shots of the river. The drought has been devastating.

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope you are getting some rain soon! We are supposed to get some today. YAY! (I hope the weather people are correct!)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photos ~ Cute dudes! ~ No controlling for the weather ~ Hot and dry most places ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Evelyn S. said...

So scary to see that water situation! I heard on the news that some weather scientists expect this heat (hottest July ever recorded in the US) to be the "norm" from now on. I hope not. Great images of your kids!

Rambling Round said...

Oh MY! Hope it rains soon! That is quite a comparison.

~ Noelle said...

wow, they have grown so much!
that river makes me sad being so dry.......

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