Saturday, January 17, 2009

If you don’t live in central Kentucky (or north of KY, for sure) and haven’t been watching the news, you might not know that it has been terribly cold here over the last 2-3 days. Temperatures dropped to single digits on Wednesday night, to -2 degrees F (!!!!) on Thursday night, and to single digits again last night. The forecast is calling for snow tonight and tomorrow (probably not much accumulation though).

To enjoy the freeze-your-bottom-off weather, I (Brad writing this time) took Owen and Judd and their good buddies to look at waterfalls this morning. It was a blustery 17 degrees F. We hoped to see a bunch of ice but did not. Two of the “waterfalls” were dam spillways on North Elkhorn Creek and the water must have been flowing too swiftly for ice to form easily. In the slower moving water though, approximately a quarter inch of ice was present on the stream surface. The real waterfall, Hurst Falls at Cove Springs Park in Frankfort, is the warmer water was not conducive to much ice formation either. At least that’s my stab at the lack of ice. We had a good time regardless. After romping around outside, we returned to the house where Dannette had hot chocolate and chicken noodle soup ready for the hungry boys. Check out the fun photos below.

Owen, Judd, Will, and Jake at Hurst Falls.

Larger view of Hurst Falls (boys at bottom left).

Boys at overflow structure at Cove Springs Park (the area used to be a lake decades ago).

Boys on the trail.

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MY THREE SONS.....Owen, Judd, and Wyatt.