Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Annuals Return

Most places this time of year, when you speak of annuals, it's about flower gardens. Not here in Bayview. This, I think, the 28th year, is the return of the Annuals which are a group of once young men that trekked to Bayview for a week-end party every year since turning 21. Now they are bringing their sons in an ever growing group numbering sometimes over 60 celebrants or even more.

With J.D.'s the only venue open now, they will get a pleasant surprise starting about this Friday evening. With the weather warming up finally, it should be an interesting next few weeks.

Farragut State Park is gearing up for the season with a great group of Rangers and volunteers. Meagan is back again after budget cuts forced her into a transfer last year. Errin Bair won an award for being the outstanding ranger last year (well deserved) and the rest of the staff as well.

The Sun is shining, but the weather has cooled, allowing some of the excess water to drain back out of Lake Pend Oreille. The risk of flooding is still high, but will depend on how fast the huge snow pack melts. Unfortunately, those down stream along the Pend Oreille River will experience flooding, especially near the low lying farm land around Cusick and Usk.

Tis the official opening of the season here in Bayview, so party on...

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