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My body is in thermal shock. From the mid 70s as a high in Utah to 103 yesterday and possibly more today here in Boulder City, Nevada. Not sure how many changes like that these old bones will take. Clear skies, minimal breeze --- and nothing that resembles grass in the desert. Cactus, sand and gravel plus lots of hot pavement. Tomorrow, off to the Grand Canyon for our second visit. We were going to visit the North Rim but no campgrounds available for a 38 foot 5th wheel trailer and my 24 foot long tow vehicle-pick up truck.

The wifi here 'sucks' but somehow we got a good signal for a while!!!!



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Y'all gonna ride de' Burro to de' bottom of la Canyon, Senor?

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Y'all gonna ride de' Burro to de' bottom of la Canyon, Senor?


De ninguna manera. You need reservations well in advance for that trip. Plus it's too hot and those mules stink.  But we are going to ride the shuttle since cars aren't allowed until November

(It got to 104.9* today!!)



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Welcome to the desert, Dave. Just so's ya' know, it's almost always hotter in Boulder City than in Las Vegas - but BC is a much nicer place, all things considered. And it will be cooler on the North Rim, so you can cool off for a bit. Forecast for this weekend is 103, 104, 105 in LV, so it will be hotter in BC. You got here just at the right time.

 

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make no mistake it is still "SUMMER TIME" in Tejas BUT with less Humidity and semi lower temps - - - just takes 30 minutes longer to break a sweat now

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Mello Yello wrote:

make no mistake it is still "SUMMER TIME" in Tejas BUT with less Humidity and semi lower temps - - - just takes 30 minutes longer to break a sweat now


 Yep - gotta agree. Last night in Lubbock, not too bad -  about 70. Tonight in Kerrville, Tejas -- ~94 as I type this. Doing a minor repair on the camper and have worked up a decent sweat. My DW has both a/c units on it eating Btu's (28,500 to be exactsmile). Dang but I'm glad I put that second one on this spring.



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?Kerrville? you have just entered the Beautiful Texas Hill Country - - - Y"all going to see your youngin?

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?Kerrville? you have just entered the Beautiful Texas Hill Country - - - Y"all going to see your youngin?


 So far, very nice. Tomorrow we move to Lake Medina RV park through Sunday. We'll visit with the young uns.  San Antonio tomorrow PM then they will come out for a day and picnic on Saturday. Sunday will be getting ready for the long haul back to New Yawk via LA, MS, GA,SC, NC etc, unless we decide to go through LA, AR, TN, KY, WV, etc. The flipped coin is still in the air



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either route should be a nice one - - - - better food availability with the lower one IMHO that is - - - - might take a forecasted look at the Coastal Weather also, which I'm sure you will be doing - - - enjoy the kids and the country

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I'm strongly leaning on the 'lower' route even though it puts us through the worst city for traffic in the US - Atlanta. We have taken the other 2X in the past couple years. I agree about better food too ..... like I need more food.

Looks like another 90 plus day in the Tejas Hill Country with nary a sprinkle in sight



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I'm tired of being H-O-T. We have seen 95 deg F since  ............ well, a long time. Lake Medina - 99, Beaumont -97, Mobile - 95 and now Chattanooga it was 94 when we finally stopped. Other then that the weather has been great. Tomorrow, Wytheville, VA and maybe another daughter from Roanoke, but knowing her, she'll probably find a reason to not be available. Every family has one that just can't figure it out - and she is ours.

We decided to go a different route and are avoiding Hotlanta and now, Charlotte with the current BLM bull pucky riots. Probably be back home on Monday next, just in time to go to Lake Champlain about Thursday after some drastic cleaning of the camper and ourselves.



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Woo Hoo - - - 57 F as I type with a predicted high of 81 F

?did I say Woo Hoo?

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Not gonna set any high records here today. Currently 51 and going all the way to 62 - whoooooeeee. We've been home since Monday afternoon but heading North today with the camper for the weekend and leave it for a couple weeks. Looks like the weather 100 miles North is going to be a bit warmer (65). We sure got tired of the constant oppressive heat on this just finished trip and going to stay way North next year if we go West again.



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88 F in Las Vegas at this time (1450), mostly clear bluebirdy sky with some scattered cumulus "puffs", wind speed constant at between 25 and 30 MPH with gusts as high as 35 to 40; overnight expected to be about 60 F.

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Good night to throw a pallet down and sleep on the ground? Oops, probably not a good idea for the old bones and joints but it sounds good anyhow.

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Well, how 'bout that? It is official, never mind what the calendar says, Fall has come - finally. I was sitting here minding my own business when I heard a noise that made me pay attention; it was a gaggle of geese flying over. They use the lakes at the golf club next door for stop over spots during their semi-annual forays north and south, and to me their arrival marks the true beginning of Fall and Spring.

Today has been very windy, and cool - relatively. Got to 75 F today, winds max at about thirty with gusts to forty, relatively calm, now and cooling rather rapidly.

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Dang but I wish it had been cooler when we were there a few weeks ago. We might have even ventured into LV to help out the economy but 105 was just too much for us.

Here on the Northeast's tundra, it got into the mid 60's and might get there again today (57 now). Good for my belated yard work though we may get some heavy rain by the weekend, just in time to bring the camper home for its long winter's rest after we put over 7000 miles on it on our trip.



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Nearly half way through spring here, 1st December summers here,yay. Our winter was one of the mildest I can remember. 18 deg Celsius here today, luverly!!

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Got up around 6am yesterday and stepped out back to feed the cat - - - BRRRRR- - - - "man, that feels nice" - - - checked the temp online and it was a "Refreshing 45 degrees Fair and Height. Thinking to myself, "this is more like it" but I had forgotten that THIS was Texas so this morning it was a balmy 64 and we're in the 90s dis ennin.

When winter gets here, I sure hope it doesn't rain that weekend.



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Yep, getting frisky here, 34 @ 0700, 61 now at ~1500. Brought the camper home yesterday as the campground closed for the season but it was a bit warmer there this am. Now we have to winterize the camper and give it a good cleaning in and out. I have a few upgrades and repairs after over 7000 miles this summer and going out to start them with a frosty pumpkin isn't always fun so things get started a little late in the day. Then there are those house window sills that need painting .......evileye



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looks like we're gonna have a few decent days AND on the weekend to boot - - so I've got a mini-brisket in the frig waiting for ?Falls? arrival - - - don't think I'll be "dreaming of a White Christmas" just yet

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Been nice here on the tundra - hi 70s/ lo 80s - but rain to be in the air for the next couple days with a cool down to near normal.

Whoooooppppeee!!!!!!  No acorns to rake this year though but they will probably be back with a vengeance next fall after a couple lean to none seasons (adios, furry tree rodents)



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?furry tree rodents? ===== tree rodent and dumplins



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?furry tree rodents? ===== tree rodent and dumplins


 Yep, and a side dish to spit the bird shot - been there done that. Unfortunately the DW is not much of a small game-in-the-stewpot loverconfuse



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It rained last night, really rained - and got all that stuff I haven't covered up in the side yard wet. furiousfuriousfurious

Fall has fell in our neck of the woods, too; days are slightly warm to downright sweet, nights cool and comfy to sleep in with the windows open.

 



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Hey guys, I hope y'all and y'ern are doing fine. Just thought I'd mention our recent weather. Last weekend and all this past week I've been pulling out and cleaning up about 70 apple trees in my spare time......in my T shirt( and jeans)........it's Canada remember, and it's November. I love it, hope it stays this way until May, lol. Someone else can have the snow.

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Yo Randy, good to see ya posting up - - - hope Youze and Your'n are faring well also - - - enjoy the weather ?because? it will change yanno

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I agree with you Randy....winter can stay away, but not likely......The Farmers Almanac is calling for a bad winter......hope they are wrong, but usually aren't.

Cleaning up the leaves and tilling the gardens today....great weather for it

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hey Poncho, my previous post doesn't show until I post something else. Whats with that?

Everyone here is doing okay, no major complaints. Enjoying the heck out of our grand-daughter.



-- Edited by Iwannagofast on Sunday 6th of November 2016 06:30:36 AM

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With the earthquakes in NZ, anyone heard from Whinny?

 



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Yeah, he posted on a BBQ forum that he and his are OK but they really got vibrated/shaken before all was said and done. Some of his surrounding areas didn't fair that well, however. I will get him to come post an update here if I can. Weather here is "dry but DROP DEAD GORGEOUS" and I'll take it with no grumbling.

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Cant complain around here for the middle of November.....no snow yet

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Saw some pics coming from NZ, not pretty; they got whacked pretty hard. Reminded me of a few times in SoCal in my lifetime.

Here, we are enjoying a nice spell of fall weather, but it is cooling pretty quickly, going to be wintry before we know it.

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Yeah it sure rocked here, 7.8 shake centred north of me, kaikoura a beautiful seaside whale watch town took a pounding. Seabeds risen 2 metres above sea. Abalone beds and a seal colony decimated. 2000 tourists trapped as both sides of town blocked by dozens of slips. Road access is now open via another road supplying essentials. The uss Sampson is assisting the nz navy with essentials and evacuations etc. god bless America.
Wellington our capital on the waterfront also taking a beating with several high rises having to come down. It's funny, my wife and I were in welly a year or so ago walking around the waterfront, I said to the wife I would nt want to be around here in an earthquake with all the glass above us. Lucky the quake was at midnight. Thanks for concerns guys
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Glad you and yours are ok, Russ. I rode out a few real true shakes, rattles, and rolls in the sixty years I lived in SoCal; they can and usually do a lot of damage in populated areas. In '87, we had to repair the damage to several of our high voltage substations, transmission and distribution lines from a 5.9 slip thrust quake, referred to as the Whittier Narrows quake, relatively mild compared to some others, but it did a massive amount of damage in the Greater Los Angeles eastern and southern regions. In one substation a few miles south of the epicenter, transformers that weighed a half million pounds, and were welded to anchors embedded into concrete monolithic pads of 1,800 or so cubic yards, were broken loose and knocked completely off of the pads and dumped over onto their sides. It took us over a year to rebuild that substation. Funny thing about we human characters: most of us just grab our boot straps and get on with it when it happens. Most of you folks there will be fine.

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Even here in Upstate NY we have an occasional window rattler, but never anything that rivals NZ or the West Coast. The only one that ever frightened me was one time in the Lima, Peru airport where it shook the building - couldn't wait to get on that plane out of there.

This is what our weather forecast says for tomorrow from Accu Weather:

Over a foot of lake-effect snow to bury some northeastern US communities

We'll probably get a heavy dusting, but it is supposed to be in the low 60's today. Go figure. I might be able to get the rest of those leaves up today. At least no, nada, none @#$% acorns again this year.



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Weather in Tejas is "Muy Bueno" - - - nice "little cool front" blew in last night and it is drop death fine weather here fo sho. It was 44 F here at 8am this morning and I could live with 364 more of those but we all know that ain't gonna happen don't we? Wishing everyone a Happy Pilgrims Day - - - don't forget to hung your Mayflower and Plymouth Rock.

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Been decent but chilly mornings with it being 65 yesterday. This morning - a fresh inch of white stuff on the 3-4 leaf piles that I ran out of time before dark to move back in the woods yesterday. Oh well, this will melt and then they can be moved. The wind that's predicted worries me more - 35 to 50 mph by afternoon.

All going out on Black Friday for Christmas shopping? Not a chance here. My life and limb vs 'bargain' happy women .............!!!!!!!!!



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Night before last it was 60' when I went in at 1 and still 59 when I got up at 6. By 9 it was 46........dammit.

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Iwannagofast wrote:

Night before last it was 60' when I went in at 1 and still 59 when I got up at 6. By 9 it was 46........dammit.


 It was 55 when I last looked at the thermometer last night about 9:00 PM, 32 now.

With the wind warning, decided to check the genset - and of course the battery was/is dead (shot!) so AMAZON gets another order. I let it run for about an hour once I got it running with the recoil starter, it wouldn't charge. Luckily the dinky batteries are cheap at about 15 bucks. I also added a small float/maintainer charger to leave on that battery for another 10 bucks so maybe I wont have to do this again.



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24 Celsius here yesterday and same today, clear blue skies. I'm still in bed. 10 am. Big day at the races yesterday. I run the social club for my local. $40 for the day each, bus, entry and food n booze all day. Back to the pub, free bar for an hour. I'm not well,lol

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On Wednesday I was riding around with the windows open enjoying the balmy fall weather. On Friday, I was looking for more clothes to put on, and had started running the heat Wednesday night. Not real cold by some standards, but into the 40s at night, and today, 63 for the high, forecast 53 low with probable rain showers. Blehhh.

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Were in that time of year where the weather goes hay-wire and can be amazing one day then complete crap the next...

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Had a little sun, some snow then the rains started - and it's clammy/chilly. At least I got the leaves in the front yard up and gone but those 4 big piles in the back blown around by the heavy winds a few days ago plus the few left on the trees conspired to make the back yard look like it had never been touched. We had just enough snow for the kids next door to build a large snowman in their front yard. The snow is gone -- but for that snowman _____________!!!!!!!!!

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Kind of cold here - relatively - the past six or seven days, low to mid fifties (10 to 15C) daytimes, around forty (4 to 5C) at night. Windy, generally clear with some infrequent light clouds. No precip which is a good thing in my estimation.

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bout the same here Em(I) except for about 10 F warmer - - - still great weather, however - - - - AND we finally got some of that wet stuff that we so desperately needed - - - too late to bail hay so lots of round bails in the fields now

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56' yesterday, sunny and warm. Went out with the leaf blower for a couple hours then spent the rest of the day giving the lawms a last once=over and ground up all the leaves I blew out earlier. I don't pick them up. just gring them up fine with the rider. It's great nitrogen and it's free!. Good thing I got it done yesterday, it's raining now .

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not only is grinding "Free" Mr. Randy but it's a hellofalot "Easier" biggrin

wishing you and yours the Happiest of the Holiday Season 



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I finally got all of our leaves up last night with the aid of the lights on my tractor. Unfortunately with oak leaves, they just don't grind and disintegrate over a winter like maples and others - believe me, I've tried. The 13 big oaks, 100 footers x 4+ feet diameter directly in the yard along with another 8-10 on the fringe, just barely in the woods makes for a LOT of potential basically free fertilizer if they would only turn. At least there were no acorns again this year (and a much lower quantity of tree rodents:thumb: ). I cringe over what I expect next year. With new OCD neighbors now owning the bordering woods property, will probably need to use my truck for fill runs to their brush dump.

At least I beat the chilly 34* rain now drumming down on my roofbiggrin



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Mello Yello wrote:

not only is grinding "Free" Mr. Randy but it's a hellofalot "Easier" biggrin

wishing you and yours the Happiest of the Holiday Season 


 Hey, thanks brother, same to you and yours. Keep it safe and healthy.



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