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Betty Brewer

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #150 on: May 07, 2014, 03:38:50 PM »
We have now  skipped to Bryce.  It is snowing like crazy and windy too.  I'm guessing not many  Happy hours will be held outside and soup  pots will be brewing inside rigs.  The new section of Ruby's campground is fantastic. Large sites. One could fit 2 rigs  on the site.  Clear cut so satellites are all seeing the sky.

Wonder if we will stay inside the  whole 4 days we are here? 42 degrees outside!
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #151 on: May 07, 2014, 03:39:49 PM »
The Wishards and Cousins were a couple of hours behind and drove through 10 miles of whiteout conditions with the front of our coaches iced over.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #152 on: May 07, 2014, 03:46:29 PM »
The Wishards and Cousins were a couple of hours behind and drove through 10 miles of whiteout conditions with the front of our coaches iced over.

Are we having fun yet?  We had only a couple of light raindrops on our drive. 
At least the wifi is good here!
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #153 on: May 07, 2014, 03:51:35 PM »
39 degrees and dropping.  Tune your CB to channel 34 in case we may want to  make any announcements  cause  I'm sure not gonna walk around in this snow!
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #154 on: May 07, 2014, 04:01:34 PM »
We haven't got a cb in the motorhome.  Sorry, that is going to be this summers project.  Please, call us if something exciting happens or send up smoke signals.  From 90 to 35 in how many days?

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #155 on: May 07, 2014, 04:07:09 PM »
or send up smoke signals.  From 90 to 35 in how many days?

Like smoke is going to be possible in this blizzard!
« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 04:10:39 PM by Betty Brewer »
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #156 on: May 07, 2014, 04:35:41 PM »
That is crazy.
Snow everywhere. From desert heat in Zion to bloody Blizzard. And we drive only 90 miles. This is USA for us. I did not think to take skis for this trip. Well we can build snowman in happy hour today.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #157 on: May 07, 2014, 04:39:07 PM »
As Henry says HO HO HO Merry RVForum rally.

Still snowing.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #158 on: May 07, 2014, 04:52:28 PM »
Snow and more snow

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #159 on: May 07, 2014, 05:14:46 PM »
I left Vermont in 1997 to get away from SNOW. Actually it was to get away from 7 months of Winter.


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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #160 on: May 07, 2014, 05:19:59 PM »
We don't have a CB either.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #161 on: May 07, 2014, 05:25:52 PM »
We left Zion unusually early for us and had some sprinkles but no snow on the way here.  It's now 4:25 and everything is white.  And the sun just came out!

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #162 on: May 07, 2014, 06:11:08 PM »
     I say again, glad we decided to stick around here in St Petes.  It is 6 PM, and 92 F, we spent the day at the beach, the gulf is now around 80 F, almost too hot to swim in, but we suffered through it.  Now we're back at the house, the BBQ is fired up and we are having chicken for supper, NO SOUP here! 
     I won't crush the ice for Donna's Margarita, she wants to know if you'd send her some of that fresh white stuff.
     Oh well hope all goes well, and that there are no problems getting there, or with the cold ruining activities.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #163 on: May 07, 2014, 06:49:04 PM »
We don't have a CB either.

For those of you with  no CB  we are using FRS radios tuned to channel 5 for announcements in addition to  CB.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #164 on: May 07, 2014, 08:22:13 PM »
Well, while we were in Zion, the much asked question about "Where's Marty" was answered.  He was right where we left him!

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #165 on: May 07, 2014, 08:32:07 PM »
Guess we are SOL 'cause we don't have a FRS radio either.  To be honest, not even sure what one is so I'm pretty sure we don't have one. 
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #166 on: May 07, 2014, 09:00:22 PM »
We left Zion late, thinking this would be a nice, pretty pull, and we needed to stop in Hurricane for more drugs. Well, there was a tree encroaching my site and a Dodge Ram encroaching the road, so I had to back out of my site which I never do. I should have know that would not be the last of it.

Had a nice ten minute delay north of Kanab for road construction, no prob, Christi loves running barrels when she drives. She thinks there's a big belt buckle if she wins her division.

Closing in on the turn to Hwy 12 to Bryce things got pretty interesting as the road was already covered in snow and we still had 20 miles or so to go, still climbing.

All in all, it WAS a pretty drive, sometimes pretty nerve wracking, but here we are, warming nicely while the temps drop.

Good times!
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #167 on: May 07, 2014, 09:34:17 PM »
Since it was snowing SJ got on the CB and invited any souls who wanted to brave the snow to come over for Happy Hour. We ended up with 13 - actually worked well.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #168 on: May 07, 2014, 10:09:56 PM »
Jerry took me to the Bryce Canyon Lodge for dinner.  We both really enjoyed a good meal.  In case you're interested in a nice dinner out, they make most of their food using their own recipes.  Jerry had a carrot orange soup and we both had a wonderful vermicelli dish, Jerry's with chicken and mine with prawns.  They make all their own desserts.  The crème brulee was lovely and the chocolate fudge brownie with ice cream was yummy.  Their prices are reasonable.  We went fairly early and most tables in the dining room were full when we left.  We would recommend it.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #169 on: May 08, 2014, 06:30:52 AM »
Guess we are SOL 'cause we don't have a FRS radio either.  To be honest, not even sure what one is so I'm pretty sure we don't have one.

I call them Walkie Talkies...http://www.amazon.com/Midland-GXT1000VP4-36-Mile-50-Channel-Two-Way/dp/B001WMFYH4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1399548621&sr=1-2&keywords=gmrs%2Ffrs+radios
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #170 on: May 08, 2014, 07:33:38 AM »
Thanks for the info John. I guess the next rally/hop/skip/jump we will be better prepared comm wise.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #171 on: May 08, 2014, 08:39:43 AM »
Dave - when you get to Moab you can borrow one of mine.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #172 on: May 08, 2014, 08:42:38 AM »
Thanks Bill, but we are going to make it to the Moab Rally. We just made it to the hop/skip. Thanks very much for the offer though.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #173 on: May 08, 2014, 09:18:13 AM »
Wow.  Now I'm really jealous we are not there.  Native southern Californians who rarely/never get to see snow, especially in their motorhomes, truly wish they were there.  Although I'd probably make a fool of myself acting like a little kid playing in the snow  :o  Looking forward to seeing all of you on Monday in Moab!

Stay warm,

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #174 on: May 08, 2014, 09:38:45 AM »
Wow.  Now I'm really jealous we are not there.  Stay warm,
Steve & Dee

Me too, that's the stuff good stories and memories are made.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #175 on: May 08, 2014, 09:38:58 AM »
Wow.  Now I'm really jealous we are not there.  Native southern Californians who rarely/never get to see snow, especially in their motorhomes, truly wish they were there.  Although I'd probably make a fool of myself acting like a little kid playing in the snow  :o  Looking forward to seeing all of you on Monday in Moab!

Stay warm,

Steve & Dee

And I was just thinking the opposite.  Glad we are not there in the snow.  We've had enough of that crap and ready for summer. ;D

We too are looking forward to seeing everyone in Moab.  Today and tomorrow of work is all and then get the coach, trailer and Jeep washed and we are ready to head out. 8)

Be safe traveling everyone and we will see you in a few days.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #176 on: May 08, 2014, 09:48:38 AM »
See you soon. Larry is on his way also. Looks like we will have another great group this year and looking at the 15 day forecast for Moab some great weather. Henry
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #177 on: May 08, 2014, 12:15:56 PM »
We thought we were bad off because it's a little cold to go swimming; at least we can still wear shorts inMoab ;D ;D This week end looks promising though!  Sending sympathetic thoughts to those who do this to avoid long pants weather as we do.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #178 on: May 08, 2014, 12:25:04 PM »
Sending sympathetic thoughts to those who do this to avoid long pants weather as we do.
Ernie

Being from Las Vegas we are on the lookout for long pants weather when we leave here. 300+ days of sunshine with somewhere around 100 of those days at 100+ degrees and we are always happy with cooler weather. Especially this time of year when it will go to 100 degrees and stay there for the rest of the season; any day now.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #179 on: May 08, 2014, 04:29:35 PM »
Here are a few pics of Bryce Canyon. Will make a few more Friday or Saturday.
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