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Monday, February 25, 2008

Blasting Questions answers

Saturday i posted some photos of the blasting they did for the new Sonics Restaurant that is going in next door. And some of you had some questions that i would like to answer.

Paulie said...

I can't believe they did any work that made a disruption to households before 8:00 AM

they can start work anytime they want too so thankfully most of the people that we had here at the motel already were gone. So i was glad of that because they didn't warn me the day before as to the time they were going to blast, to warn anyone that was staying here.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Why are they doing this?

Because were we live, we have many lava beds. Which basically we sit on land from eruptions of volcanoes.Meaning we have a lot of rock around here. Need some?

Located in the Deschutes National Forest is Newberry National Volcanic Monument near Bend, where NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trained for lunar explorations between 1964 and 1966. Today, visitors can walk alongside the world's largest obsidian flow, trek through the Lava Cast Forest, venture into the Lava River Cave, climb to the top of Lava Butte to examine the region's ancient volcanic features, and visit the Lava Lands Visitor Center.

showing Paulina and East Lakes, and Big Obsidian Flow

They dug this hole so they can put in storm drain pipes.

And the last photo is the truck that hauls off a lot of the rocks to have recycled for smaller rocks .


Paulie said...

Well, now you have photos to tell the story in case anyone at the hotel is interested! Ü Don't you love that blue sky?

Luke said...

keep us informed with these construction shots!

Meggie said...

While I don't have volcanic rocks here in PA, there is tons of shale. Installing a septic system can be quite a chore, if public sewage isn't available. I sure hope the blasting stops soon. I can't imagine being exposed to that at random times.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for answering my question. At least you know now how good your foundations are. I will try to find the time to read up a bit on your area.

quintarantino said...

Nice info. Good shots.

madretz said...

Ah ha! that explains a lot...the lava rock. Enjoying the updates on this.