Friday, September 19, 2008

When they named this Water Street, they weren't a kiddin!

This prolly sounds a little like ambulance chasing, but we couldn't resist checking out the flood water downtown at the riverfront. It was a good lesson for the children to learn first hand what can happen when Mother Nature gets ticked off. Here you can see the sandbagging that was done down closer to the Riverplex, so they could carry out the planned Octoberfest activities.

Ordinarily, the water level at this location is about 10 feet below the railing. In this picture, the water is just a few inches below the railing

While downtown we participated in the revelry of Octoberfest, which kicked off this evening and runs all weekend. I'll post pics of that tomorrow. In the meantime, here's a tip... for a buck, these dudes will fix you up with a small 7 oz. chaser cup of dark German beer. Wa-hooo!


Angie said...

I heart Oktoberfest. Too bad I won't be able to get down there this weekend:(
Back in the 80's there was really bad flooding and my parents drove down to "Sears" so we could see the water. All of the parking meters in Eckwood Park were almost under water. Crazy!!

Christi said...

We were there too, but the water did not look anywhere near that high. We had a great time and I got a crown of roses with pretty pink streamers hanging down the back. It was wonderful and with the water problems the crowds seemed light.

Great Pics Di!

Diane Vespa said...

I can't believe I missed you guys!