Friday, October 2, 2009

Update on the blog - Finally

Hello out there. I know there has been a demand for some new pictures on the blog so here is an extended blog entry showing the latest adventures of the Delks.
Isaac went on to Chickamauga Battlefield with Daddy on 9/12 since we were not able to go to Washington DC and protest. Instead we explored a part of the park that Isaac has not seen before. On the southside of the park there is a tower monument to the Wilder Brigade. This is something you may have heard about in your history classes. The Lightning Brigade as they were called played a pivotal part in the battle and a monument was erected to honor their sacrifice. It was completed in 1904.
Isaac liked it on top, however, Daddy did have to worry about Isaac climbing up on it. Luckily this did not happen.

Afterward we hiked a short distance over to Glenn Field. Here there were cannons representing the locations of Union artillery. Isaac had a lot of fun playing on the cannons. He looked like he was ready to shoot one off. I also added an artsy picture of tree I took.

Also at this location there was a first for Isaac. He got to see....Grandma Pat turn away ... his first snake. It was a Eastern King Snake, not posionous. I thought it was funny that Isaac knew exactly what it was and proceed to say hello and good bye to the snake in quick fashion. It was fun though to be out on a pretty day, even if we did see a snake.
In an unplanned attempt to let Isaac see more nature, Daddy happened to come across a dangerous insect in the parking lot at Ingles the next day. Isaac was no where near this so .... once again Grandma Pat turn away. Daddy had a Black Widow crawl across his sandaled feet. This was in the parking lot. I had never seen one alive before so I did something stupid (?). I caught it in an empty water bottle. Closed the lid and let Isaac see his first spider. Once again I was very impressed that he knew what it was with no prompting.

The following weekend, Daddy promised Isaac that he would take him to see a waterfall. However, Isaac took an extra long nap and he did not get to go. So Daddy went and brought his camera to make sure he got pictures to show Isaac. Once there, Daddy was very glad that Isaac slept. The area is called Falling Water State Natural Area located in the Walden community about 10 minutes outside of downtown Chattanooga. It is a very beautiful place and there is an extremely short hiking trail that takes you to the waterfall. In fact it takes you to the very top of the waterfall and there is no overlook. You come out on top of the waterfall. The 110' drop would not have been good for Isaac or Daddy for that matter. Anyway pictures are below.

Last but not least. It is not the grand vista pictures of Isaac that are most remembered even if they are the ones that make it on the blog the most. It is the funny ones that you just happen to catch. Isaac was getting ready for his bath and just happened to have some Mr. Potato Head Easter Edition teeth with him. Why? He is 2, he does not need a reason. Anyway, he stuck them in his mouth and the picture below is what I got. Enjoy!


Pat said...

Bravo, Joe! The pictures are great, even if (especially when?) Isaac is not the travelocity gnome set off to the side of the snake/spider/million-foot waterfall spill. Actually, I think the snake and spider natural history lessons are very valuable--the spider is enclosed in a water bottle and the snake is running, ah crawling, for its life! And the bunny teeth? Priceless!

Grammy Pat

Jenny said...

Eeek! Yucky spider! The snake is almost as bad. I guess that's what daddies are for. Thank goodness for you guys!