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Old 02-20-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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Finally on the way to New Orleans for the DBTB rally on Sunday from mid-Michigan. No trouble hitching up the Flagstaff 8528ILWS for a change. Heading for Indianapolis and motelling the first night across the border in Effingham, IL. Uneventful all day and evening. Monday awoke to a forecast of freezing rain and left early (7AM) in hopes of getting far enough south to avoid the problem. Didn't make it Spontaneously started a fishtail wobble
but DW avoided any catastrophe with her good driving but with hearts in throats. Pulled off the road with numerous large trucks zipping by. Then saw an SUV approached us skidding over --- he missed us whew! We kept creeping down the road until it warmed up some and we were back to normal. Pulled in to Reelfoot Lake SP Monday After doing 100 hail Marys , Sat up camp and explored the area and went to bed. Tuesday and Wednesday - Side trip back to Union City TN to visit Discovery Park of America, a new complex in a corn field. Financed lavishly by some rich merchant. Many fine exhibits in the main building, and many less impressive out lot small structures moved from local old residences. Planned to leave Thursday morning to make it South of Memphis just into Mississippi, But got waylaid by the forecast for thunderstorms, 20 -30 mile winds so have delayed our departure until Friday.
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wish I could get my 5er out of the driveway. It is plowed in by a 4 feet thick by 10 feet wide bank of snow and no chance of melting in some time
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Hopefully you've seen the last of the bad weather for the rest of your trip to the rally.
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Finally on the way to New Orleans for the DBTB rally on Sunday from mid-Michigan. No trouble hitching up the Flagstaff 8528ILWS for a change. Heading for Indianapolis and motelling the first night across the border in Effingham, IL. Uneventful all day and evening. Monday awoke to a forecast of freezing rain and left early (7AM) in hopes of getting far enough south to avoid the problem. Didn't make it Spontaneously started a fishtail wobble
but DW avoided any catastrophe with her good driving but with hearts in throats. Pulled off the road with numerous large trucks zipping by. Then saw an SUV approached us skidding over --- he missed us whew! We kept creeping down the road until it warmed up some and we were back to normal. Pulled in to Reelfoot Lake SP Monday After doing 100 hail Marys , Sat up camp and explored the area and went to bed. Tuesday and Wednesday - Side trip back to Union City TN to visit Discovery Park of America, a new complex in a corn field. Financed lavishly by some rich merchant. Many fine exhibits in the main building, and many less impressive out lot small structures moved from local old residences. Planned to leave Thursday morning to make it South of Memphis just into Mississippi, But got waylaid by the forecast for thunderstorms, 20 -30 mile winds so have delayed our departure until Friday.

Safe travels! We will pray that this stormy weather will just fall apart for everyone, supposed to be great starting tomorrow. Snow last week, tornado's this week...welcome to the South.
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Finally on the way to New Orleans for the DBTB rally on Sunday from mid-Michigan. No trouble hitching up the Flagstaff 8528ILWS for a change. Heading for Indianapolis and motelling the first night across the border in Effingham, IL. Uneventful all day and evening. Monday awoke to a forecast of freezing rain and left early (7AM) in hopes of getting far enough south to avoid the problem. Didn't make it Spontaneously started a fishtail wobble
but DW avoided any catastrophe with her good driving but with hearts in throats. Pulled off the road with numerous large trucks zipping by. Then saw an SUV approached us skidding over --- he missed us whew! We kept creeping down the road until it warmed up some and we were back to normal. Pulled in to Reelfoot Lake SP Monday After doing 100 hail Marys , Sat up camp and explored the area and went to bed. Tuesday and Wednesday - Side trip back to Union City TN to visit Discovery Park of America, a new complex in a corn field. Financed lavishly by some rich merchant. Many fine exhibits in the main building, and many less impressive out lot small structures moved from local old residences. Planned to leave Thursday morning to make it South of Memphis just into Mississippi, But got waylaid by the forecast for thunderstorms, 20 -30 mile winds so have delayed our departure until Friday.
Bob,

You are definitely in for a change. We live 50 miles north of New Orleans, 82 degrees mostly sunny with the AC running.
Have a safe trip
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We're here. Weather forecast for tonight (Wednesday) is a low of 31 and highs and lows is the 55-35 tomorrow. Off to Jean Lafitte swamp tour and Oak alley plantation tomorrow. Bob and Cindy Byrne doing a great job setting up and hosting the rally. Visiting N.O. Sunday with seats along St. Charles street for the Bacchus Parade. King cake is fabulous b beigniets (sp) are only so-so. More to come in near future.
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Visiting N.O. Sunday with seats along St. Charles street for the Bacchus Parade.
Hope ya catch lot's of beads..............and don't let anyone take pics of what you have to show to get the beads.
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