Friday, April 17, 2009

TGIF Foto Friday

This is officially my 100th post!  Wow, time flies when you're having fun.  I wanted to something fun to celebrate, maybe with a giveaway or something, but number 100 just kind of snuck up on me, and I am posting this from Illinois, where we are visiting my wife's hometown for her college reunion.   So the celebration will have to wait.   Due to the weather forecast I am bumping my long run up to tomorrow, and I am using mapmyrun.com to try to map out a 12 mile route.

Anyway, here is my contribution to Nikemom's Foto Friday.  This past fall we had a day where we got 14 inches of rain in 24 hours.  It was ridiculous.  I didn't think it would ever stop raining. There was flooding like crazy everywhere.  Streets were closed, cars were stalling out, homes were severly flood damaged, and kids were playing in it all.  These pics are from the street where I live, which leads into a park.   There are baseball fields in the park that had water up to the top of the dugouts.  Yeah, it was bad.   Luckily, we lived just up the hill so our home stayed dry (more or less).   These are some of the streets I run on:








11 comments:

RunWithMe said...

That is CRAZY. I can't imagine seeing my street like that. We are supposed to get a foot of snow today in CO, so I might send a picture of my street covered in that instead...

Fair Weather Runner said...

YAYAY for 100th posts. I surpassed mine LONG ago... maybe I post to much! I totally forgot about all that rain, but it's bringing it back now. Glad your house stayed dry. Have fun on your 12 in Illinois! See you next week. And let me know how many you will have for dinner :)

Janice {Run Far} said...

holy flip..... crazy.

Glenn Jones said...

That is crazy! Here is Southern California it rains 14 inches - the entire year!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Congratulations on post #100. I'm actually trying to compose my #500 over this weekend. It does sneak up on you. Have a great trip!

aron said...

happy 100!!! hope you have a great trip :)

The Happy Runner said...

Congratulations on #100!

Have fun in Illinois and a good 12-miler.

joyRuN said...

Congrats on 100th post!! Happens quick :)

Rookie on the Run said...

Holy Cow! That water is crazy! If only there was a way to take all your extra rain water and channel it to So Cal!

Congratulations on your 100th post! Have a great time in Illinois!

Shannon said...

Wowzie that is a lot of water! Congratulations on reaching 100.

ShirleyPerly said...

OH MY! We had a lot of flooding in some parts of our area last year. The worst part was that snakes, gators and other unpleasant critters came with the water. Hope you dry out soon. Happy 100th post!