Sunday, August 21, 2011

What a difference a week makes

If you recall, I'd posted last about concerns that the water level had fallen too low for cliff diving.  Well, that has changed.  On Monday and Tuesday last week, some 4-5 inches of rain fell, and the water level at The Ledges rose more than five feet, by my estimate.  Levels are now comparable to mid-July, and are certainly the highest they've ever been that anyone can recall for this time of the year.  Needless to say, it's now perfectly safe to once again jump and dive from the cliff.
This is exactly what a lot of people did yesterday (Saturday).  We had quite a crowd on that cliff.  Of notable mention was the party of 30th-birthday celebrants (two members had birthdays the same day).  They decided to hold a birthday-suit birthday party, played cards, and passed out cake.  Also, a group of barely-post-college folks arrived from Troy, and seemed to enjoy visiting for the first time.  All in all, Saturday was a pretty cool day.
But summer will not last forever.  There's only a short time until Labor Day weekend.  This is important, because the Sunday of every Labor Day (weather permitting!) there is a barbeque, starting around 3PM.  Therefore if you show up that day, bring food, and be prepared to share.  Let's cross our fingers and hope for a sunny, warm day.

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