The following photos capture pieces of our family’s river walk this past Sunday, the day the Red River crested. Though the crest came in lower than predicted, this year’s flood was still the seventh worst in our area’s history. My only regret about the photos themselves is that our middle child is not in them. She was working on a project for this Friday’s science fair.
It was a beautiful day — a true SUNday. Spirits were high and vibrant due to a favorable outcome of weather and some happy signs of spring. I hope you’ll enjoy our river walk…
Earthen dike built to protect the city. The river seemed almost eye level as I approached — much higher than the norm!
Approaching the main section of the Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects Moorhead, MN, to Fargo, ND
Our first good view of the rushing waters and their alarming height
Nick checking out the wider scene with Daddy
And stop signs (can you see it there??)
See how close the water is to the bottom of the bridge? There should be MUCH more space there. Yikes!
The stairway to nowhere…(supposed to be dry ground at the bottom)
Nick gaining control of the Red River through touching a ground tile depicting it.
Nick up to his antics…
Afternoon Sunday shadows
Tired old pump hoping to retire