My children got their sleeping bags, and we all slept in the library. It was kind of fun! It's always a relief when the electricity comes back on, though, because while it's off you remember all the great things that electricity provides such as hot showers, clean dishes and clothes, warm food, cold food (in the refrigerator and freezer), and a light while going to the bathroom at night! Oh, and of course the computer.
In the morning we went for a walk at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, WA, to check out the damage there, and we found out that those who take care of such things had already been working hard clearing the pathways in the park. Here are pictures of some of the trees we saw that had fallen down or which had broken branches.
|Black Locust tree with broken branch|
|Branch from the above Black Locust tree|
|Another view of the Black Locust tree|
|Years ago this tree fell down and many new trees began|
growing from it. It surprised us to see that another tree
had fallen on it!
|A type of poplar--I think Lombardy Poplar?|
|The trunk where it broke.|
|Another tree that fell nearby|
|It crashed into a bench when it fell.|
|Only half of this tree fell.|