Monday, October 08, 2012

Columbus Day 2012

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim!  Today is Columbus Day here in the US - the day we celebrate Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas!  As many of you know, I'm a huge fan of exploring and discoveries, so this is a special day for me.

I was doing a lot of thinking about Christopher Columbus while I explored the Tuttle Creek Dam/Lake/Reservoir/Ocean yesterday.  Since this is the biggest ocean in all of Kansas ... is this where he sailed into our lovely state?

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"That's got to be it.  Christopher Columbus probably landed right down there!"

I couldn't help but think of the old poem:

"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue..."

Of course, due to our drought, the ocean is 7 feet lower than it's supposed to be ... and it's not looking too blue right about now ...

"... He had three ships and left from Spain..."

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"I can just picture the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria out there!"

Good thing it was 1492 and not 2012.  I'd hate for Chris' ships to run aground due to how low the Tuttle Creek Dam/Lake/Reservoir/Ocean is.  If he came to Kansas today ... maybe there'd be another way in!

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"Oh, YEAH!  The highway!"

Of course!!!  How does the rest of that poem go?

"... one if by land, and two if by sea!..."

How exciting!  I hope you do a lot of cool exploring and make some new discoveries today!

Play bows,
Zim

20 comments:

  1. Oh...I hope I get to do some exploring today too. This is the first time since July 3 that I haven't had a buddy to wrestle with in the middle of the night or to be silly with so I'm going to have to make my own trouble.

    Nora

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  2. Right after this MOM and I are going to celebrate by exploring the Indian Trail. We'll think of you along the way.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. another holiday mom doesn't get off.....oh well. you should come explore here - we have one of those types of ships in our downtown.

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  4. I bet they really had an adventure back then....can't even imagine....

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  5. Zim, I think you are getting your poems mixed up a bit. Glad you had fun at the Kansas ocean.

    Cindy

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  6. Happy Columbus day to you Zim and Dave and peeps. Happy exploring.
    Best wishes Molly

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  7. Oh Zim, you think of everything! We hope you get lots of snow this winter to fill the ocean back up! It's a bonus that you and Davy get to play in the snow too!

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  8. mom is working at her stinking job and can't take me for a lovely walk in the stroller today.....happy columbus day to you zim and dave!
    stella rose

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  9. Zim,
    I do love the way you take geography and history and make a whole new world. Attaboy!

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  10. Wow, Zimmie, I always learn SO much from you!! We're totally going to go exploring tonight in honor of Mr. Columbus. Or is that Senor Columbus? Anyway, we'll explore and report back!

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  11. Happy Columbus Day, Zim. You got more exploring in than we did. That's for sure!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  12. Exploring seems like the perfect way to celebrate the day

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  13. To think, my name could have been Huffle Columbus!

    Huffs

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  14. We live in Columbus, how cool is that? BOL :)

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  15. pawsome, Zim! there is so much history about Kansas we didn't know! hmmm...in honor of today, we'll have to find some uncharted countertops to explore :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

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  16. You are just as good explorer as that Columbus
    Benny & Lily

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  17. That was a very interesting post. I learned stuff from you. Thank you. I am gonna go explore now too, right after a nice nap.

    Loveys Sasha

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  18. It sure is a big lake !! Great you did some exporing fun !!

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

    P.s : we change our blog adress (&design... & host... LOL) so now, you can visit us on huskyslife.com

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  19. Well Zim, you have an ocean! Who knew?? And in Kansas?? You do take the coolest walks. BTW, we are pretty dry here in Calif too...hope this Winter is nicer to us than last. We need rain and then more rain

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  20. This was certainly an education for me. I always thought that Columbus guy landed somewhere on the east coast, not in Kansas. Well, not too old to learn.

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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