Thursday, February 22, 2007

A Natural Wonder

I almost forgot....


The Flaming Geyser! The entire reason for the State Park....


The story goes that at the turn of the century (19somethingorother) there was a crew that was drilling the area testing for coal deposits. They didn't find coal, but they did tap into a huge natural gas deposit. The drilled core leaked so much natural gas that, when lit, shot a flame appoximately 30 feet into the air.


It is sufficiently smaller now.....


Look closely and you, too, can experience the wonder of Flaming Geyser State Park!

(dramatic orchestra music plays, then diminishes....fade to black)

6 Comments:

At 9:28 PM, Anonymous megan said...

Oh my god. Sophie's closeup face is absolutely hilarious.
That is one unimpressed little geyserophile...

 
At 4:46 AM, Blogger Ant said...

Ha yeah, that's classic: "You said 30 feet Mom, that's rubbish..."

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Janie said...

well, thankfully for us, your beautiful girls make up for the strangely disappointing geyser. :)

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger Kingfisher said...

Fart Park?

We are alldiminished by its passing.

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger rennratt said...

I LOVE that picture!

It just screams : "...And we are here BECAUSE???"

 
At 4:03 AM, Blogger Squishi said...

Another very important thing to do on my eventual trip to the US. I'll put it down as number 56573.

 

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