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Ron

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Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2006, 10:52:21 AM »
Yep that's true the lady that was Governor a while back did just that.  But her plan was shot down when the ranchers using the round bales pointed out that therir cattle were getting a well rounded diet.
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« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2006, 12:00:22 PM »
It's a well kept secret, and that's probably a good thing :D
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« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2006, 12:08:34 PM »
This afternoon we Will be going out to inspect hay bales getting a little Montana culture.  What=the-Hay. Will post some photos of the hay bales too.

Then will the rest of us understand??
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« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2006, 01:54:41 PM »
Probably the Reiters and Darrigos are the only ones here that know why we are inspecting the hay bales.  Brinks will fully understand later today. ;D

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« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2006, 03:52:05 PM »
Ron & I just got back from fishing at Ackley Lake - kept three nice rainbow trout and released the smaller ones.. Sam & Nancy spent the a.m. at Sam's quilting club and had a great time too.  Nancy says we have to circle around and come back here every Thursday so she can atend quilt club meetings.  Gonna be tough to get to the East Coast and back here by next Thursday...  ;)

Now we are off see  some Montana Culture, aka Montana Yard Art.  Pictures later today.
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« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2006, 09:22:43 PM »
Ron

We inspected the bales in 2002.

Thats right Bernie.  You guys are aware of the hay bale inspection too.

We did the hay bale inspection this afternoon and had a good time.  I believe Gary provide a full report on todays  hay bale inspection to Gary along with some photos of the event.

We also went out this evening to check out the local deer population.




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« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2006, 08:34:58 AM »

We also went out this evening to check out the local deer population.


I was checking our photos of our last trip to Sam's Camp and had nothing on the hay bales, but pictures of a lot of the 200+ deer we saw
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« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2006, 09:59:48 AM »
The day was quickly turning cold and dreary as  a front moved in, but we dutifully went off on our Montana Cultural Tour, starting in beautiful downtown Hobson, MT, and continuing for maybe 30 miles through the countryside.  Creative hay baling was the day's theme and we inspected more than 50 sites.  These folks get a bit whacky after the long summer and kind of let loose after the last crops are in and all the hay baled for the winter.    We got right into the swing of things and pretty soon the "hay" puns were flying among the four of us as we drove along, watching the fields for the next piece of h'art.   What the hay - ya gotta do something for fun!   ;)

I've included several of the more creative ones below, but there were many really fine examples of the local art.
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Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2006, 10:02:33 AM »
Makes you wonder about those Montanans, doesn't it? :)
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« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2006, 10:44:25 AM »
While on the Haybale inspection three sandhill cranes were walking across the field.

Then in the evening we went out to look at hundred plus deer.
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« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2006, 11:07:04 AM »
And to think many of the Montanaians stay her at PEM for the winter. Wonder what they'll do with the rocks out here?
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« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2006, 09:02:09 PM »
And to think many of the Montanaians stay her at PEM for the winter. Wonder what they'll do with the rocks out here?

I would have thought this was something the poor Montanans would do in the middle of winter when they've been inside too long.
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« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2006, 09:14:55 AM »
I would have thought this was something the poor Montanans would do in the middle of winter when they've been inside too long.

Wendy:

I was wondering WHAT they do do in February. ;D

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« Reply #73 on: September 16, 2006, 10:47:22 AM »
Hmm, look what we woke up to this morning. >:( :(
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« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2006, 10:51:12 AM »
Brrr. Makes me feel cold just looking at that stuff Ron.
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« Reply #75 on: September 16, 2006, 11:00:48 AM »
Looks as if the Eagle has landed amongst a bunch of ash dust from an eruption of a volcano.
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« Reply #76 on: September 16, 2006, 11:07:53 AM »
September is just too early for that white stuff. Especially while we are here.
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« Reply #77 on: September 16, 2006, 11:36:20 AM »
September is just too early for that white stuff. Especially while we are here.

Ron,
When do you plan to head south?   We are still in Oregon and will head toward Idaho the  first part of the week.  Will have a week there  to wash rig, pack-up some stuff for the new house and hope we don't get snow. It would match our weather luck this year! 
Did  your kitchen get finished?

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« Reply #78 on: September 16, 2006, 11:47:24 AM »
We plan to head South around the 1st of Nov.  Kitchen modes are going well.  The guy that installs the counters will be here Monday to make final measurements and should finish install within two weeks.  Floors have first coat of finish and should be done within a week.  Stop by if you get a chance.
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« Reply #79 on: September 16, 2006, 09:49:06 PM »
We left Ron & Sams today, with the snow still flying all around us. Roads were OK but we ran into strong cross winds in the Judith Gap (rt 191) and it caused our awning to unfurl. Stripped the  pawl on the roller lock and pulled the fabric off the roller and up over the top. Took out the fridge vent too. Had a devil of a time getting it wrapped back up in 40+ mph winds - had to drive to the shelter of a hillside before we could do anything at all. We must have been a sight with several feet of material flapping across the roof as we went down the road a mile or so. It was 37 degrees and raining too - got soaked and frozen wrestling with the thing.  But eventually we got in back on the roller tube and sort of tied down and managed to get on our way at reduced speed.  Tonight we are at Yellowstone's Edge CG and will work on it more tomorrow, when it warms up a bit (mid-50's, they promise)
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« Reply #80 on: September 16, 2006, 10:03:17 PM »
We left Ron & Sams today, with the snow still flying all around us. Roads were OK but we ran into strong cross winds in the Judith Gap (rt 191) and it caused our awning to unfurl. Stripped the  pawl on the roller lock and pulled the fabric off the roller and up over the top. Took out the fridge vent too. Had a devil of a time getting it wrapped back up in 40+ mph winds - had to drive to the shelter of a hillside before we could do anything at all. We must have been a sight with several feet of material flapping across the roof as we went down the road a mile or so. It was 37 degrees and raining too - got soaked and frozen wrestling with the thing.  But eventually we got in back on the roller tube and sort of tied down and managed to get on our way at reduced speed.  Tonight we are at Yellowstone's Edge CG and will work on it more tomorrow, when it warms up a bit (mid-50's, they promise)

Gary:

Another A&E Elite 9000 ? Did it rip the awning like ours. We just finished three weeks of getting a new Weather Pro installed in Chicago and Camping World is going to put the third fabric on when we get to Spartanburg in a couple of weeks. ???

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« Reply #81 on: September 17, 2006, 09:48:31 AM »
Yeap, a 9000 just like yours.   That pawl that locks the roller is not the greatest mechanism.  >:(

I haven't inspected it yet, but there is no major tear.  Was thankful just to get it wrapped up enough to get on our way again. Will be taking a look at it later today.
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« Reply #82 on: September 17, 2006, 11:55:42 AM »
  Stop by if you get a chance.

Thanks for the offer Ron, but it won't happen this year.  We are making a bee line to Yuma right after we winterize the cabin and pick up a few items from storage. I want to watch the tile going into the house. By the way the bee hay bales were my favorite.  Thanks to Gary for posting those pics.  We hope we don't get caught in any snow.

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« Reply #83 on: September 17, 2006, 05:21:20 PM »
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By the way the bee hay bales were my favorite.

Mine too, even though there were more elaborate ones.
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« Reply #84 on: September 23, 2006, 11:26:28 PM »
Hi Ron,

I'm sure if George Foster is still monitoring this forum that he will be very envious!!! Seems like he never saw any wildlife on his trips! I still remember all the deer and antelope we saw when we were priviledge to visit you and Sam at Sam's Camp. Hope we can do it again sometime.

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« Reply #85 on: September 24, 2006, 04:24:49 AM »
With that White stuff floating around at Sams Camp,  I guess those Montanians will be heading for PEM here in AZ.  Funny, they live up there but sure don't like the cold.  OH Well, glad to have them back for the winter.
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« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2006, 11:28:54 AM »
I agree ole George would really appreciate seeing all the wildlife here.  I hadn't been up to look at the elk since the sixties.  Seems there were a lot more than I remembered.  We are going to take a buss up with friends Wed afternoon.  Eight bucks a person is pretty darn reasonable.
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« Reply #87 on: September 24, 2006, 11:31:10 AM »
No more white stuff now.  There is still time before it really gets cold.  We will be here till November this year.  I prefer the cooler temps over what PHX has in the summer.
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« Reply #88 on: September 25, 2006, 05:15:11 PM »
I agree ole George would really appreciate seeing all the wildlife here.  I hadn't been up to look at the elk since the sixties.  Seems there were a lot more than I remembered.  We are going to take a buss up with friends Wed afternoon.  Eight bucks a person is pretty darn reasonable.

With George's luck the Elk would be somewhere else.  ;D
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« Reply #89 on: September 25, 2006, 06:49:42 PM »
Yep that seems to be Georges luck.  Like now I know he would appreciate the photos of the elk I posted and look at all the wildlife the alaskan travelers posted. 
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