Top, the Ohio River looking upstream from the southernmost point in Illinois.
Middle, the Mississippi River looking downstream from the confluence.
Bottom, the Mississippi River looking upstream.
The Ohio contributes about 60% of the flow.
The Ohio bridge opened in 1937. The Mississippi bridge (below) in 1929. Cars were narrower then!
Where Sam Phillips recorded Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Howlin’ Wolf, and so many more.
Commerce, Oklahoma. Mickey, his parents and four siblings lived here. Read the plaque (click to enlarge).
I was never a Yankee fan growing up in Michigan, but Mantle was a big star of my youth.
I had the house to myself — closed and no one around. It was a strangely religious experience.
Found in the bathroom sink in the morning at the Days Inn, Shawnee, Oklahoma. I didn’t report him/her — figured the poor creature had gone through enough being an amputee and all.
(Actually I killed the m…..f….. .)
Like Oliver, “Please, Sir, I want some more.”
(Did receive 1/2-inch this evening. Temp dropped from 96° to 65° F.) 😊
The Moon is precisely full at 5:02 AM MDT Monday.
The Solstice is at 4:34 PM MDT Monday.
It’s the Northern Hemisphere’s first full moon summer solstice since 1967.
Vox has a lot of info. EarthSky always good.
Omaha Beach. Photos by Jill, 2009. Click for larger versions.
What a beautifully maintained place.
The grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
The seawall at Omaha.
Next we drove to Pointe du Hoc, famous spot of Ranger glory. When I came in 2000, you could walk out to the point. Now cliff erosion has made it unsafe to get very close.
Me, inside a bomb crater, looking up at Byron.
More craters, and a view toward Utah Beach.
Concrete bunkers still stand all around Pointe du Hoc.
The original barbed wire is still there. Nothing was changed after 1944, because there were no houses right in this area. It still looks remarkably untouched.
But it may have been worth it, to get these photos.