Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Birthplace Of The Cowboy Getting Back In Order
The rain has stopped for now, the sun is shining, only a few streets are blocked off. Lots of street repair to be done. The river is back in it's banks and the park is open except one area where the bank washed out to make the river much wider in one small area. About 5oo feet of railroad tracks had to be replaced. 32 cars left the tracks and 27 cars derailed onto their side while five remained upright. They are thinking it was weather related but haven't ruled that for sure yet. On the bright side, no one was hurt or killed. Passenger cars do not go through our town, it is all freight. We drove through the park after lunch seeking out the ducks. They were hungry and ready to eat the bread crumbs. We have noticed a certain number of ducks will be in the same area and when we go back the same number and same ones will be in the same area. One of the perks of being old, noticing the habits of ducks, and other odd bit of info.