Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Married 7 Years!

Although we celebrate our 50th anniversary every year, last night Kevin and I began our 8th year of marriage. We went to Gruene Hall to go dancing at Two Ton Tuesday! We love the band Two Tons of Steel and in the summer, they play each Tuesday at Historic Gruene Hall. We had a blast and danced to all their good songs!

I still get dirty looks from tall girls, Kevin still has to bend down to hear me talk, we probably make a funny looking dance duo, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! Smooches to Kevin!!


Monday, May 26, 2008

Oklahoma City

Last weekend, we visited Oklahoma to see Kelsey, Kevin's cousin, graduate from High School. She was a Valedictorian, which means that she maintained a 4.0 throughout High School. Great Job!! Also, she was Class President, so she gave a speech at Graduation and got to lead the "switching of the tassel!"

Also fun was this lady who was sitting in front of us. She was totally out of control with excitement. It was hilarious.

Super fun were these kittens that had just been born next door. They are so cute!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Kevin is so sweet

Kevin is so sweet to take me on all my geology field trips.

He puts up with my fossil and rock hunting trips...and I LOVE HIM!


Monday, May 19, 2008

Cool Geology

These are some pictures from our trip to Canyon Gorge showing some of the cool geology revealed by the flood waters. The first picture is of dinosaur tracks. The next two area of different types of gastropod fossils. The last one shows ancient ripple marks from a time when this area was at the shoreline. The area shows a series of transgressive and regressive sedimentary facies.


Canyon Gorge

The Canyon Lake Gorge is a beautiful and natural insight into the geology and hydrologic dynamics of glenrose limestone in Comal County near Canyon Lake. The Gorge was created, or "cut" when floodwaters escaped over the Spillway at Canyon Lake during the Flood Event of 2002.
  • The Flood of 2002 was the first time that floodwaters flowed over the Emergency Spillway since the Reservoir was completed in 1964.
  • The upper part of the Guadalupe River Watershed received more than 35 inches of rain in approximately one week. The runoff poured into the Guadalupe River and emptied into Canyon Reservoir, which was already above normal due to recent rains at the reservoir and because there was substantial flooding downstream.
  • When the floodwater was at peak flow, it was moving at about 67,000 cfs*. Normal flow from the reservoir is 350 cfs.
  • The amount of water that flowed over the Spillway was about 3 1/2 times the amount of water that the Reservoir holds.
  • Water continued to flow over the Spillway for approximately 6 weeks.
Kevin and I got to go on a special tour of the newly formed gorge. It is not open to the public and much research is being conducted in this pristine setting.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's that time again...

We saw our first 2 baby deer of the season. Actually, Laz found them. I was scared he found a snake, but it turned out to be these twin fawns. They were ADORABLE. Mom found them a good spot with lots of shade in a lot where nobody lives in the house right now.

They had just been born that morning I think.

After a few minutes, one of them took its first steps. It was really awkward and didn't know what to do with its longs legs! We had the dogs up with us by then.

Moses may have touched noses with one of them.