Sunday Post (May 31)

Sunday PostThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things received, and share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead. To get in on the Sunday funday, see the rules here: Sunday Post Meme.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It’s the last day of May! Whoo!

Unfortunately, April showers did not bring May flowers to Texas, and as much as we need the rain because we are STILL in a drought, we have had enough. We have had extreme flooding that has had rivers rising to historic levels. You might have seen something like this rolling around on Facebook:

In honesty, it’s accurate in two ways: the massive amounts of water that have flooded areas, as well as our area not being used to (or very prepared for) this type of extreme flooding. Lake Travis rose 7 feet in 12 hours, and 25 feet within 30 days. Interstate Highway 35 (that runs through Austin) was shut down in certain areas further south (Kyle, San Marcos area), roadways were washed out and several towns were evacuated. My college town, San Marcos, was one that was evacuated, as well as the charming Wimberley. There are people still missing and unaccounted for, and the rain keeps falling. Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers.

This is the exit I would use to get to the Texas State campus. Photo: KABB FOX 29 News, San Antonio
This is where the San Marcos River runs through Rio Vista Park, with The River Pub restaurant in the background, which sits well up off the ground. Photo: Katie Bertelsen
This is Aquarena Springs, that runs along the Texas State campus. I waited here often for the tram. Photo: Kimberly Jones
The River Walk in San Antonio Photo: Clint Kelley

 

~ Last Week  on G1000W ~

 

~ This Week on G1000W ~

  • Monday
    • Review + Giveaway ~ Citadel of the Sky
  • Tuesday
    • Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I’d Love to See as Movies/Shows
  • Wednesday
    • Review ~ Frankie Dupont & The Lemon Festival Fiasco
    • WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Thoughts on Thursday: Inside Out Tag
  • Friday
    • Feature Follow Friday

~ Other Giveaways ~

~ Around Town in the Spotlight ~

6 thoughts on “Sunday Post (May 31)

  1. Back in 2008, Iowa suffered a similar deluge of water. It will take a long time to recover. Our downtown is just starting to show some signs of life as business slowly take the chance of moving back down there. We had 31 feet of water. It’s was considering a 500-year flood.

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

    • Oh, wow. That is quite comparable to what we’re experiencing. It’s an amazing amount of water – 8,000,000 acre-feet! It’s hard to imagine. I just hope these areas don’t take seven years to show signs of revitalization and growth. Wimberley is a very Hill Country touristy destination spot, so they will suffer greatly.

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