Saturday, June 21, 2008

Salute to the Summer Solstice

Good morning campers!

Happy "summer solstice" and welcome to the longest day of the year.... and, I might add, the local forecast calls for this to be the warmest day of the year (so far). If your plans call for a hike in Glacier National Park or a day on the water at Flathead Lake, it looks like you'll have great weather (if not a tad hot).

According to Answers.com, on this day in history...
  • 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
  • 1665 - First soldiers of Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières arrive at Quebec to invade Iroquois territories.
  • 1919 - Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed were the last casualties of the First World War.
  • 1940 - World War II: France surrenders to Germany

And the I look at today's headlines and I think to myself... "we sure are slow learners". Okay, no personal political commentary or anything else that could ruin your day. Enjoy this longest day of the year because... soon we'll be preparing for winter! (did I really say that?... you know it did snow here last week!)

Enjoy the Flathead!

1 comment:

Splinters said...

Nice blog.....don't stop now...lets hear more....