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Title: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 18, 2006, 12:19:06 AM
The minnie rally at Sam's Camp began today with the arrival of Smoky and Sharon.   We had also expected Liz and Jack to arrive shortly after but South of Roundup they were turned  around back to Billings due to a fire that had crossed the road.  Amazing Smoky had traveled the same route around two earlier and seen no sign of the fire.  Jack and Liz are expected tomorrow and are spending the night in Billings.  We are looking forward to their arrival.

Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jeff on July 18, 2006, 10:27:17 AM
Ron:

Sorry we can't make it but we will just have to continue being exposed to the loow 70's temperatures of Puget Sound.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 18, 2006, 11:17:56 AM
Ron:

Sorry we can't make it but we will just have to continue being exposed to the loow 70's temperatures of Puget Sound.  ;D ;D
Isn't it raining there?  Or did you luck out ad arrive the week or so they have summer? ??? ??? ??? ;D
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Smoky on July 18, 2006, 03:21:24 PM
The mini rally is proceeding with lots of fun!  Jack and Liz arrived early today.  Yesterday the Admiral and I passed fire engines, ambulances and police cars tearing in the opposite direction.  Also a big tanker filled with water.  We knew something had happened behind us, but we never saw a wisp of smoke.  And no, Wendy, we did not make it to Sam's Fishing Camp because we took up both sides of the road on the way up there, heheh.   ;D ;D

I am excited and happy to report that Ron enabled me to pass through the fires of the DW7000 without anything biting us.  Well, maybe a little nibble when I forgot to turn off my Norton Internet Security and popup blocker.  But once we figured that out the upgrade went smoothly.

I now am experiencing speed that remind me of our cable Internet days before we went fulltiming.  Whoooosh!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jeff on July 18, 2006, 05:40:10 PM
Smoky:

There is not a problem that can't be solved by call 1-900-RON-HELP.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jim Dick on July 18, 2006, 10:24:08 PM
Ron,

where did the house on the hill come ??? I don't remember that from our visit.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 18, 2006, 11:10:10 PM
Ron,

where did the house on the hill come ??? I don't remember that from our visit.


The house has always been there. We had the cottonwood trees removed that may have blocked it from your view.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Chet18013 on July 19, 2006, 07:08:05 AM
The house has always been there. We had the cottonwood trees removed that may have blocked it from your view.


Boy! You sure did cut the trees. Also lost a lot of your afternoon shade too, I bet.

Chet18013
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 19, 2006, 09:13:33 AM
Didn't affect the shade all that much but did eliminate the chance of getting a rotten cottonwood tree from falling on a rig parked here.  Cottonwoods tend to rot from the center out which two of the three cut down had already done.  Besides makes for better Satellite reception.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Smoky on July 19, 2006, 11:13:47 AM
Aye Jeff!  We both have the el primo D-Way installer!
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: JerArdra on July 20, 2006, 04:45:47 AM
I like it with the trees removed.  Also, it looks like it makes it easier for the SAT dish.  Nice photos.

JerryF
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 20, 2006, 02:53:18 PM
Yes we agree it is better with those garbage cottonwood removed.  I do feel more comfortable that they are gone too. I always worried that they might drop a limb.

Hope you guys are having a great time.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 20, 2006, 09:56:45 PM
The Sam's Camp Minnie Rally continues.  Sam, Liz, Cole, Jack and Smoky are shown setting around enjoying the late afternoon air behind the rigs.  Next is a shot of Cole and Jack on the lake fishing.  Next photo was taken after sunset of the rigs at Sam's Camp.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 20, 2006, 10:07:29 PM
Smoky departed this morning heading out to Kalispel.  Enjoyed having Smoky here at the Sam's Camp Minnie rally.  Drive safe Smoky.  The first photo today is of Liz caught taking a photo of her grandson Cole showing one of the fish it caught today.  Had a great supper eating today's catch prepared by Jack.  The next photo shows Jack and Cole preparing the days catch.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Smoky on July 20, 2006, 11:12:35 PM
Sadly I had to leave the mini rally.  Sending this evening at the WalMart in Great Falls.  A very pleasant place and lots of good groceries to fill the pantry with.  One of the rare occasions I have to "Bach" it in the MH.  tomorrow heading out for the Canyon RV & Campground in Hungry Horse near West Glacier.  They advertise a full hookup with 50 amp at sites a few hundred feet from the Flathead River at $32.  Good price!  Plan to fish there for 4 or 5 days.  Then on to Kalispell to hook up with the Admiral.  And maybe Jeff and Sue will be meeting us there next week as well.

At the mini rally at Sam's Camp, I must say I was VERY impressed with Cole.  He is quite an adult young man and very smart.  I wish you well Cole and best of luck with your schooling.  Even though some day I will be watching you on TV playing in the Big Show!
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jim Dick on July 21, 2006, 10:32:09 AM
The house has always been there. We had the cottonwood trees removed that may have blocked it from your view.


Now I remember there were trees behind us. Never saw the house.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 25, 2006, 01:40:58 PM
With the departure of Jack, Liz and their grandson Cole this morning the first Sam's Camp Minnie rally of 2006 has come to an end.  With the fishing and other activities only but a memory now.  We are looking forward to the next Sam's Camp Minnie rally.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Smoky on July 28, 2006, 05:02:34 AM
Ron:

I forgot to ask you a question when I was there.  With your plan to change your "winterization" procedures, are you still planning to come to
QZ this January?
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 28, 2006, 07:46:19 AM
Ron:

I forgot to ask you a question when I was there.  With your plan to change your "winterization" procedures, are you still planning to come to
QZ this January?

Undecided.  We will be in South Texas this year but haven't decide on traveling to QZ.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on July 28, 2006, 02:16:42 PM
Ron,
When are you leaving Lewistown?   Nancy & I finish up our job here on Sept 8 and will probably be on the road by Sept. 11.  We will head towards Montana if you & Sam are still in residence there - otherwise we will probably go direct to Wyoming (Jackson Hole area) to see some friends there.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jackliz on July 28, 2006, 03:52:27 PM
With the departure of Jack, Liz and their grandson Cole this morning the first Sam's Camp Minnie rally of 2006 has come to an end.  With the fishing and other activities only but a memory now.  We are looking forward to the next Sam's Camp Minnie rally.

Howdy, Framily.
We had a very good time at Sam's Camp Mini rally. Ron and Sam are very generous and gracious hosts. Thank you again, Sam and Ron.

We drove to Buffalo, WY and stayed at Deer Park RV park. We liked the park and area so much that we stayed for two days. We took a scenic drive west on Highway 16 into the Big Horn Mountains. We drove into Crazy Woman canyon. WOW!! Narrow road threading our way past immense boulders.

Next day we headed for Cheyenne but I had forgotten about Cheyenne Frontier Days. No RV sites with electric available anywhere!! We fueled up at the Cheyenne Flying J , 254 gallons at $2.949/gallon.  We drove to Sidney, NE and stayed at Cabela's RV park. After supper, Jack and Cole walked over to the Cabela's store and drooled.  ;D   ;D

Today we are at the Prairie Oasis  RV park in Henderson, NE. It is an nice park and it has nice long sites!! Note to SKPs, this park is in the Escapees Discount directory.  Weird thing happened. The Jeep's battery was dead when we stopped for the day. Must have left something on that made the battery go down.  Jack jumped the Jeep's battery with one of the coach batteries. No problem but weird.   ???   ???

We are continuing to make our way to Oklahoma City to go to the Cowboy museum there. Then it is down to Fort Worth, TX to take Cole home.   


Regards,
Jack, Liz, Cole and Oreo the escape cat.
P.S. It is very hot here. I am grateful for good power at the hookup and our 3 air conditioners.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Tom on July 28, 2006, 04:05:19 PM
Ron and Sam are very generous and gracious hosts.

They sure are Liz.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 28, 2006, 06:51:48 PM
Gary,

We will be here.  Plans are to head out early November.  Look forward to seeing you guys here at Sam's Camp.

Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on July 28, 2006, 06:54:33 PM
Thanks Liz.  Sam and I enjoyed your stay here. We are looking forward to your return to Sam's Camp. All your mail arrived and has been sent on to the adress you gave Sam.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Smoky on July 29, 2006, 01:40:19 AM
Liz:

Do you guys use a Brake Buddy?

We do, and it drains our battery.  If we pull the toad for more than one day without running the engine for 15 minutes, we are guaranteed a dead battery.  This is the one thing I do not like about the Brake Buddy.  So at the end of each day, I fire up the Taurus and let it run for 15 minutes.  That seems to be enough to get us through the next day.

I am hoping a new battery might solve the problem.  In Great Falls we had the Super Walmart where we spent the night do an oil change and their famous 18 point check.  In addition to new wiper blades, and air filter, they suggested we needed to replace the battery.  am giving that some serious thought, though the Taurus has never given us any trouble except when towing.

Please say howdy to Cole for us!
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 04, 2006, 03:42:27 PM
Smoky,  I think the batteries Wal-Mart sells are made by Excide which I would strongly recommend avoiding.  Look for an Interstate battery.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 04, 2006, 03:50:48 PM
With the arrival of Al and Vel woods the minnie rallies at Sam's Camp continue.  Grilled some steaks yesterday evening and this morning Al  & I went out to the lake to try our luck at fishing.  Had to head back to Sam's Camp shortly after Ten AM since we had caught our limit.   See the attached photo of the days catch taken inront of the American Eagles and the two HRV/s.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Wendy on August 04, 2006, 06:48:26 PM
So what's for dinner??? Tell Al and Vel we said Hi.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 04, 2006, 08:51:49 PM
So what's for dinner??? Tell Al and Vel we said Hi.


Lets see we all had enchiladas this eveining.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Lorna on August 04, 2006, 08:59:15 PM
Hi to all of you from Ned and Lorna
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 04, 2006, 09:05:37 PM
Thanks Lorna and hi to all you Alaska visitors.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Wendy on August 04, 2006, 09:53:20 PM

Lets see we all had enchiladas this eveining.

Where'd the fish go????
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 04, 2006, 10:07:55 PM
Where'd the fish go????


Half were vacuume packed and put in Vel's freezer the other half are in the fridge.  Probably tomorrows meal.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on August 04, 2006, 11:42:40 PM
Our best to Al & Vel as well. Sorry we can't get there until September.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 05, 2006, 04:01:04 PM
Gary, Sam and I are looking forward to seeing you guys in Sept.

The most recent Sam's Camp minnie rally has ended with the departure on Al & Vel.  We had a great time visiting and Al & I did get in some fishing time.  Expect another minnie rally to begin next week sometime when the Cousins arrive.

Wendy all the fish left with the Woods.  I figure I will just go get some more.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: thebrits on August 05, 2006, 04:42:21 PM
Sounds as if a wonderful time was had by all.  And Sam, you're looking great!!  Now I must get back on the low carb kick.

Peggy
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Wendy on August 05, 2006, 05:01:00 PM
Wendy all the fish left with the Woods.  I figure I will just go get some more.

We always ate 'em the day we caught 'em. Of course, we were usually backpacking and that was the only fresh food we had.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 05, 2006, 06:56:02 PM
We always ate 'em the day we caught 'em. Of course, we were usually backpacking and that was the only fresh food we had.

But if we did that all the time we wouldn't have been able to serve fried trout at the Moab rally in 2004 and 2005. ;)  Besides I can't eat all the fish I usually catch in one setting. :D
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Smoky on August 07, 2006, 06:33:42 PM
Ho ho ho Ron!   :D  Are you sitting at a campfire where the fish get bigger and bigger?  and more numerous?   ;D ;D

This new 7000 is working like dynamite!
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 07, 2006, 06:40:08 PM
Glad you like the 7000.  I figured you would. 

See you you just never know what all you will miss if you miss Moab.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Smoky on August 07, 2006, 06:59:14 PM
It is not that I do not want to go.  You know how I love our rallies.  But spring is the only time we can get to the east coast and see our grand babies.  I will not miss Quartzite though!!
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 07, 2006, 08:18:04 PM
It is not that I do not want to go.  You know how I love our rallies.  But spring is the only time we can get to the east coast and see our grand babies.  I will not miss Quartzite though!!

I understand the grand babies thing.  Just hoping you can work a way to join us at Moab.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Wendy on August 07, 2006, 09:03:12 PM
You know, you could always fly back east to visit with the grandbabies and then fly back to the Moab rally. Grand Junction has several flights daily to Denver and from Denver you can go pretty much anywhere. Or spend the fall back east....gotta love the trees changing color....and still get to Quartzsite before Karl and Bob.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Smoky on August 08, 2006, 12:28:21 AM
We really do not want to give up our spring routine.  It is only certain times of the year we are on the road and we pick a different route each time.  Spring time is when we do the east coast.  We spend 9 months of the year west of the Mississippi, thus the three spring months are precious.  Next spring, after our grandbaby visit, we are going to try again to visit New England.  Thwarted this past spring by flooding, though we enjoyed the Adirondacks and Niagara Falls.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 18, 2006, 05:31:40 PM
Minnie Rallies at Sam's Camp resumed again with the arrival of Jeff and Sue Cousins yesterday afternoon.  Had a good dinner here at Sam's Camp yesterday evening and Will be going to the 19 for dinner this evening.  Sounds like Jeff and I will be having Scampie all you can eat tonight.

With remodeling going on in the house Jeff and Sue both pitched in today to help out.  Thanks Jeff and Sue.  Plan to fry a turkey tomorrow and have dinner here at Sam's Camp tomorrow.  Photos will follow in next post.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2006, 09:39:53 PM
Ron & I had all you can eat shrimp scampi at 19 tonight. Lewistown is now running low on shrimp!
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Wendy on August 18, 2006, 09:45:12 PM
Ron & I had all you can eat shrimp scampi at 19 tonight. Lewistown is now running low on shrimp!

You mean they had ANY left ? :)
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2006, 09:49:06 PM
Our wives were starting to make comments. ;)
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Wendy on August 18, 2006, 10:15:00 PM
Our wives were starting to make comments. ;)

Wouldn't have stopped Mike when there's shrimp involved. Maybe you should take him along next time to make you look less glutinous :)
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on August 22, 2006, 01:18:19 AM
The Minnie Rally at Sam's Camp came to an end with the departure of Jeff and Sue yesterday afternoon to continue their trip East.  Attached are photos of the event.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jeff on August 22, 2006, 09:04:20 PM
Ron & Sam:

We really enjoyed the visit AND the turkey and shrimp.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on September 14, 2006, 12:34:14 AM
The Brinks arrived at Sam's Camp this afternoon for continuing minnie rallys at Sam's Camp.  LAter on in the afternoon we drove North of Town to watch and listen to the Elk.  I didn't try to count the number of elk so hopefully Gary will report on that.  Attached photos were taken this during our Elk viewing adventure.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Shayne on September 14, 2006, 05:23:12 AM
Great pics  and envious.   Wanted to bring the MH up that way this year but instead bought a couple of Park models here at PEM  and the Boss has had me busy all summer working in this 100+ degree temps slaving away remodeling. YUK  rather be camping.  But it will probably work out best in the long run. A little more room for her good junk and my tools.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Tom on September 14, 2006, 08:43:27 AM
Thanks for the photos Ron. Y'all are looking good and having a good time.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on September 14, 2006, 09:23:32 AM
I gave up counting the elk after I got to 25 and was maybe  1/4 of the way through the slowly moving herd. As the bulk of the herd drifted a bit to the west, we realized there were many more elk lying down in the deep grass that we had not previously seem among the standing ones.  Had to be well over 100 elk in that herd and every one a sleek, healthy animal!  There were at least two senior bulls with magnificent racks, several more large adult males and a host of junior males, plus innumerable cows and calves.   A really incredible sight to behold!
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on September 14, 2006, 09:47:11 AM
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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ned on September 14, 2006, 10:28:33 AM
I remember those hay bales from last year.  Quite a sight, post some pictures of the latest creations.  We have quite a collection from last year.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Tom on September 14, 2006, 10:33:13 AM
I thought the Governor of MT had outlawed the round bales in favor of square ones. She said the cattle deserved a square meal  ;D  (That's story Joe Darrigo told CJ).
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on September 14, 2006, 10:42:13 AM
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
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Shayne on September 14, 2006, 10:46:46 AM
Corn   Corn  Tom  LOL
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ned on September 14, 2006, 12:00:22 PM
It's a well kept secret, and that's probably a good thing :D
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Wendy 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??
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: BernieD 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

Ron

We inspected the bales in 2002.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron 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.




Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: BernieD 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
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ned on September 15, 2006, 10:02:33 AM
Makes you wonder about those Montanans, doesn't it? :)
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Shayne 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?
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Wendy 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jeff 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
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on September 16, 2006, 10:47:22 AM
Hmm, look what we woke up to this morning. >:( :(
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Tom on September 16, 2006, 10:51:12 AM
Brrr. Makes me feel cold just looking at that stuff Ron.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Shayne 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on September 16, 2006, 11:07:53 AM
September is just too early for that white stuff. Especially while we are here.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Betty Brewer 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?

Betty
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard 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)
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jeff 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. ???
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Betty Brewer 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.

Betty
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jim Dick 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.

Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Shayne 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron 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.
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Jim Dick 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
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron 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. 
Title: Re: Sam's Camp Minnie Rally
Post by: Ron on October 02, 2006, 06:19:32 PM
We mentioned earlier that while Gary & Nancy were here at Sam's Camp we went to the Missouri Breaks North of Lewistown to watch the Elk.  Some friends here Lewistown invited us to visit the Elk herd again but this time we took the bus. Only $8 a person.  Had a very enjoyable afternoon.  While riding back on the bus we got to thinking there might be others that would enjpoy this adventure to see a hundred plus  Elk in rut.  So would anybody be interested in a rally at Sam's Camp to go see the Elk and a couple hundred or more deer in the wild?  We could plan a rally for next Sept.  We could either travel up from Sam's Camp or even stay at one of the camping areas for a couple nights.  The camp on the South side of the river has restroom facilities while the camp on the North side doesnt.   Let us know if there is any interest.

Attached are a few photos from our visit last week.