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    we are making plans for our coming trip to South Dakota .... winter seems to not want to turn loose out there this year .... here it is April 14, 2018 and they had 10" of snow out there earlier TODAY .. .. the picture below was taken on Main Street in Estelline .... the Ice coolers are on the sidewalk in front of the grocery store .... the next building is the Post Office .... the next a cafe .... the picture pretty well shows the drifting snow and limited visibility .... we currently plan to leave home on June 5th, sure hope the weather out there has changed for the better ....
    Jim
    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
    '04 Sea Pro 180DC
    '17 Elio reserved

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    April is usually one of our snowiest months, although we didn't get anything out of the storm that hit the plaines. It just kind of skipped over and around us with a lot of cold wind for 2 1/2 days. I think we are in for a very dry spring after this moves out.

    June will probably be hot and dry, but this storm gives you something to worry about,
    As a reminder, last May 16, we had 8" of snow in our yard.

    John
    LaPorte, Colorado
    2003 F250 Superduty 6.0 Diesel, Auto - 2004 Sunnybrook Solanta 2816 - 2004 Brakesmart - 2006 Hensley Arrow


    To be Old and Wise, You Must First be Young and Stupid!

    Don't do something permanently stupid just because you're temporarily upset!

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    • #3
      well, our next to last club outing prior to pulling out for SD identified yet another issue that needs to be resolved .... you know, its amazing just how much damage a 2 year old can do to a glass shower door .... fortunately, it appears to be fixable, I should be able to take care of it without having to buy many replacement parts ....
      Jim
      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
      '04 Sea Pro 180DC
      '17 Elio reserved

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      • #4
        OK, I like snow but I can sure understand how those affected by it may feel differently .... the pictures below were taken within the last hour .... the first shows what the folks in Estelline call the Arena .... it literally borders the campground on the west ..... the house borders the campground on the south .... the snow being cleared from the school that is directly north .... the last picture shows the alley that runs from her brother's home to the campground .... as this is being typed, its 25 degrees in Estelline with it predicted to get down to 14 tonight ....
        Jim
        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
        '04 Sea Pro 180DC
        '17 Elio reserved

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        • #5
          My nieces, sister-in-law and I are planning more festive events to take their minds off this snow!

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          • #6
            Trip Itinerary

            June 5 .... Home to Asheville East KOA in Swannanoa, NC ---- https://koa.com/campgrounds/asheville-east/

            June 7 .... to Clarksville RV Park in Clarksville, TN ---- https://clarksvillervpark.com/

            June 8 .... to St Louis West KOA in Eureka, MO ---- http://koa.com/campgrounds/st-louis-west/ ---- June 9 & 10 @ Jay Henges ---- https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-n...ucation-center

            June 11 ... to Victorian Acres in Nebraska City, NE ---- https://koa.com/campgrounds/st-louis-west/

            June 12 ... to Estelline, SD

            August 2 .... to Victorian Acres in Nebraska City, NE

            August 3 .... to St Louis West KOA in Eureka, MO ---- August 4 & 5 @ Jay Henges

            August 6 .... to Clarksville RV Park in Clarksville, TN

            August 7 .... to Asheville East KOA in Swannanoa, NC

            August 8 or 9 .... back home
            Last edited by JEBar; 04-16-2018, 06:44 PM.
            Jim
            '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
            '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
            '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
            '04 Sea Pro 180DC
            '17 Elio reserved

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            • #7
              One of these days on you way through Tennessee, y'all need to setup a night or two at our farm.
              My friends call me Woody (among other things)
              My DW's name is Cindy
              2007 Sunnybrook Brookside 301 RBS
              2008 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD LTZ dually D/A
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              • #8
                sounds like a good idea to me ..
                Jim
                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                '17 Elio reserved

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JEBar View Post
                  well, our next to last club outing prior to pulling out for SD identified yet another issue that needs to be resolved .... you know, its amazing just how much damage a 2 year old can do to a glass shower door .... fortunately, it appears to be fixable, I should be able to take care of it without having to buy many replacement parts ....
                  glass shower surround/door fixed .... had to drive up town and buy a 30 cent stainless metal screw .... while repairing the surround I loosened the door and adjusted it so that the fittings on the bottom are now back in the track where they are supposed to be .... hasn't been a significant issue but I'm glad its corrected .... next up, suspension/brake repairs .... they will have to hold until the area under the camper drys out from recent rains
                  Jim
                  '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                  '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                  '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                  '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                  '17 Elio reserved

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                  • #10
                    We're not even passing ships this year.
                    Z
                    Dan & Zerelda Hammer
                    Pensacola, FL
                    SB 2006 - 34 BWKS
                    2016 Dodge Diesel - 3500

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                    • #11
                      Jim
                      '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                      '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                      '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                      '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                      '17 Elio reserved

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