Sunday, February 28, 2010


Saturday morning started out with phone calls from nervous mothers beginning at 5:30. After hearing of the earthquake in Chile, and the threat of a tsunami coming our way we couldn't really go back to sleep. It's not everyday that you hear a tsunami is coming! We spent the morning reading up on when the tsunami was coming, and how big it might be.


All was calm and beautiful when we went outside in the early morning.

Starting at around 8am little dinky planes flew around the coasts with sirens warning people to get away from the coasts and get to higher ground. Many of the lower lying roads were shut down, and people on the west side had to move to higher ground if they were below the fourth floor. It seemed like this was going to be a hell of a tsunami with all of the precautions that were made. Knowing this everyone was really excited for the chance to see the waves come in. At the farm we are at about 500 ft elevation, and over a half mile away from the ocean. So really safe, and a perfect viewing spot!


You can see how stressed out we all are at our "tsunami party" on the deck.


Waiting for the big one!

After gazing out to sea for over two hours we all gave up, and realized the tsunami was a no show. We all were a little dissapointed that there wasn't even any big waves, but overall thankful that nothing serious happened.


  1. SO glad that you're okay and didn't have too bad of a scare. We were all thinking about you and counting on those sirens to warn you!

  2. Well I'm glad you're safe... but seeing a tsunami would have been awesome!