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Old 02-12-2007, 05:42 PM   #21
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Hi Guys and Gals,

Donna and I have been hanging out down in Homossasa, Fl for the past month.
You know how it is when you are retired... Homossasa is pretty much contiguous with Crystal Springs and is located on the Gulf coast about 60 or so miles North of Tampa.

This is a nice area to spend a few winter months if you can get away. This is the "high season" so monthly lot rentals in a nice facility run around $350 for a full hookup (plus electricity.) Note that staying in this area is dirt cheap compared to lesser facilities on the East coast of FL. It is also a much less frenetic area. Lots of things to do and see, many of them to do with wildlife and, of course, manatees. Need I mention that the fishing and fresh seafood are great? Right now the season is what I would equate to early spring back in VA. The daytime temps are around 70 and some azaleas and such are blooming. It sure beats the cold, sleet and snow we left behind in Virginia.

Oh well, gotta go now. The "q" is lit and waiting for that big ole porterhouse that has been marinating since noon, and mamma just finished making our gin and tonics. I just got one of those "looks" from Sweet Thing and must now retire to the patio to cook her dinner while basking in the balmy, perfumed zephyrs.
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:16 PM   #22
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Nice pics Robert.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:57 PM   #23
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Back again after another great camping trip. Sure wish I could retire early!

Here are some pics from our St. Augustine trip: http://2manytoyz.com/beachcomber.html
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:50 PM   #24
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Back again after another great camping trip. Sure wish I could retire early!

Here are some pics from our St. Augustine trip: http://2manytoyz.com/beachcomber.html
BITE ME . We have a heavy snow fall warning right now.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:18 PM   #25
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uhhh Bear its 66 here now i just came in from working on a z50 with the garage open. You got to move south.


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BITE ME . We have a heavy snow fall warning right now.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:27 PM   #26
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79 here today. I've got the A/C on during the day.

Don't be hatin'!

Dare I mention a trip to Fort Desoto next month?
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:40 PM   #27
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Sure guys, rub it in. We are suppose to get 6" to 8" of snow tonight with blowing snow and visability near zero. Temps are not bad, 31 f here right now, normal temps are highs of 32 f lows of 12 f. I would dearly love to move south, 4 years or so I will be full timeing down there this time of year. For now I will just have to stick it out up here, another month or so I can consider getting the toys and RV ready for spring.
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Medicine Hat[ Alberta ]SNOWFALL WARNING CONTINUED
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Observed at: Medicine Hat Airport 5:00 PM MST Thursday 22 February 2007

Condition: Mostly Cloudy Temperature: 30.6°F Pressure / Tendency: 29.74 inches / falling Visibility: 30 miles Humidity: 75% WindChill: -6 Dew Point: 23.7°F Wind Speed: E 11 mph 5 Day Forecast
Issued: 4.00 PM MST Thursday 22 February 2007

Tonight: Cloudy. Snow beginning this evening. Amount 5 cm. Low minus 3. Friday: Snow ending late in the day then cloudy. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. Temperature steady near minus 3. Friday night: Cloudy. Clearing overnight. Low minus 13. Saturday: Sunny. High plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 10. High plus 3. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 10. High zero. Yesterday
High: 42.3°F Low: 21.4°F Precip. Total: N/A Regional Normals
High: 32°F Low: 12°F Record Values Today
Sunrise: 7:21 Sunset: 17:51 Moonrise: 9:08 Moonset: N/A

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Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm forecast by Friday evening.



A developing low pressure system is expected to form over Montana this evening and slowly track eastwards just south of the canadian border. This system is expected to produce snowfall amounts ranging from 10 to 20 cm beginning this evening and then gradually abating on Friday afternoon.
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Todays high was 80, low was 49. Its 62 at the moment.
Had the heater on when I left for work this morning. Had to turn the A/C on coming home.

I broke a sweat washing the truck.

BTW,..,. VERY, very nice photos, Robert.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:44 PM   #29
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Well the temperatures finally rose above freezing here in Virginia for the first time is about a month. Ok so we had a few days when it made it to 40, but the wind was blowing hard so who is counting. We have had the last two days near 60 and now the winds are back gusting to 40 mph and and we are going back down again. We could actually use a little snow as it has been dry around here. Not good for the spring growing season.
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Since the topic is temperature (brrr) here is a handy guide for our U.S. friends to understand Canadian camping!
The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart

50º Fahrenheit (10 C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Canadians plant gardens.

35º Fahrenheit (1.6 C)
Italian cars won't start.
Canadians drive with the windows down

32º Fahrenheit (0 C)
American water freezes.
Canadian beer is 'crisp'.

0º Fahrenheit (-17.9 C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Canadians move lawnchairs a little closer to the campfire.

-60º Fahrenheit (-51 C)
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-100º Fahrenheit (-73 C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians put on a sweater for 'sitting out'.

-173º Fahrenheit (-114 C)
Ethyl alcohol Freezes.
Canadians sit really close to the campfire.

-460º Fahrenheit (-273 C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
Canadians start saying "Cold eh?"

-500º Fahrenheit (-295 C)
Hell freezes over.
The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.
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