Yesterday afternoon Amanda and I made the drive up to Amherst, Massachusetts where her friend Sami goes to college so that the girls could spend some time visiting as well as go see the new Jude Law movie, Repo Men. As long as you can avoid the rush hour traffic through both Hartford and Springfield, it's not that bad of a drive and even though the day had started out overcast and blah, it had cleared up considerably by the time we got to our destination - though it was a lot colder than I would have liked as we seem to have taken a couple steps backward in the temperature department.
The recent heavy rains here in the Northeast have been playing havoc with local rivers and flooding has been a definite problem in some areas. That was very evident when, on our way back towards Sami's campus, we passed a section of the Connecticut River that had flooded over quite a ways and turned trees that were once standing on dry ground into trees standing in the middle of what looked like a lake. Amanda suggested we stop so that I could take a few pictures as she thought it looked pretty cool.
Luckily this flooding was only affecting the landscape and not anyone's homes but if we get more rain before the rivers get a chance to go down, that may not always be the case. And I think there's rain in the forecast for sometime very soon. Ut-oh.