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Old 04-20-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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Arrrrrhg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While I know I'm not the only one affected by this "freak of nature", I just finished plowing about 6" of newly fallen snow off the drive. Thankfully, I'd pulled in the slide on the trailer yesterday in anticipation. I suppose "there goes camping this weekend" <sigh> That's 5" two weeks ago, 3" last Saturday and now this !!!

What was that about "global warming" ???? More like "Global Snowing" in northern Michigan..... <G>
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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Yep, saw on the news last night about you poor folks up north getting snow, while us folks here are getting tornado warnings in the middle of the night. Hopefully warmer weather will be here soon. Happy Camping, Sam
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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Here in South West Michigan we had about 4" Monday i know the feeling
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:47 PM   #4
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Global warming is a misnomer. It's Global Climatic Change. And down here in North Texas, we are burning up - literally!!!!!! They evacuated the small town of Palo Pinto southwest of Ft. Worth yesterday. Population approx. 300.

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Old 04-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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I went camping last weekend after de-winterizing the unit. Had great weather over the long weekend. Rain/Snow and 33F during the night with a high of 40F during the day.
What do you expect for northern IL weather. Like the weekend before we had 80F on Saturday, as I was washing the camper in shorts and t-shirt. Next week end we our in the deep freeze. Go Figure.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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I'm chomping at the bit to get the tanks cleaned out and sanitized. I haven't purged the lines yet, I knew we'd have more freezing nights, so I'm still "IMPATIENTLY WAITING" for this stuff to end so I can get out of the driveway. We're loaded, all the appliances are checked out, the batteries charged, propane full and even have soap in the shower. I'm READY for this snow to END !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I laughingly asked my wife this afternoon after moving that snow why we ever left Louisiana to move "north" when everyone else who retires moves "south" LOL
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #7
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Ron is right. Texas is hot!...........and not just where the fires are. We were over 90 degrees today with a warm stiff breeze and high humidity. Felt like summer.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:38 PM   #8
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I am all to familiar with 90+ spring days, In fact, seldom after mid April can one mow the lawn after work, it becomes a Saturday morning task

We lived in Alexandria, LA for 25 years before moving back to Michigan upon retirement. Met my wife while in school at NMU in Marquette, MI too many years ago to remember. She wanted to return home to live near her family, who could refuse that, however...... Snow sure does have a way of making one question the validity of that choice..... Winter is OK, but it's spring and time for green grass, tulips, birds nesting and geese to be flying NORTH!!!!! and especially time for campers to start rolling !!!!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:42 AM   #9
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Here is a cheery thought for you.

The first time my DW and I camped in the "UPPER" it was 1974. We had our first son and I worked at Cat, so we only had two weeks off in late July. So we head up to the "UPPER" to go off roading and camping in a 12'X12' tent.
The first night we were there my DW woke me up and said I think it is a little cold tonight. Do you think we should put "ERIC" between us in the sleeping bags to keep him warm. I said yes that would be alright. When I woke up that morning we had frost in the tent. Turns out that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan had a hard freeze that night. I had to scrap frost off of the windows on the Jeep, nighttime temps were in the high 20's to low 30's that year.
Winter is never far away in the "UPPER"
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:33 AM   #10
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I'm proud to say my 2011 Springdale 296BHSSR made it through an F2 that come through our neighborhood the night before last.....
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