Thursday, June 4, 2020

"God willing, and the river don't rise......"

7:14 am - Thursday - June 4th - The Big Eddie, ID - 55° F, 63% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the south by southeast......heavy cloud cover today with a forecast high of 71° F.....the view this morning.....↴


 A new resident this morning....

Not much to report from paradise on Wednesday.  We spent the day pulling out more stuff until it became obvious about mid afternoon that it was going to rain, and rain hard.  TLE and I had to rush to stow the patio awning, and put away our lido deck furniture getting it done just before the torrential rains struck.....


......the rain was accompanied by lightning and thunder, and blotted out the Grand Tetons for a period of time......


.....within an hour the storm cell had passed, and the Grand Tetons had returned to our view in all their glory.....


.....as things dried out we decided we could eat a communal dinner outside.  On this evening Gail provided the entree (enchiladas), plus chips, salsa, and a salad......the enchiladas were excellent!  Everyone brought their own beverages.  Considering how hard it rained, things had dried out sufficiently by dinner time, and the evening air was pleasant enough that we lingered for quite a while talking, and laughing.  

It appears to me that the mountains to our east have a new coating of snow upon them.....



.....just before the downpour Claude decided to turn his Wanderlodge around so the patio would be facing the Teton's....he barely finished leveling and covering his outdoor stuff with a tarp with the sky fell......



....we were treated to a pleasant, if not spectacular sunset, and then it was time to retire inside for the evening.....



......TLE and I read until sometime after 10 pm before heading off to dreamland.

One issue we are paying very close attention to here at the Big Eddie is the level of the Teton River which surrounds us on three sides.....the area between the river and where I am standing (now flooded) was totally dry when we arrived Monday afternoon.  Since then it has flooded (not from the rain).....



 The Teton River in the background

.....and now we are seeing it on our side of the road (below).....that is cause for concern.....


....so we are going to be ready to leave if the need arises.....stay tuned!

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1 comment:

  1. Gotta love thunderstorms and that was a good one! Sure hope you don't have to leave as you're in such a beautiful spot with friends! Dinner sounds excellent.

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