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Comment by Jim Clendenen on April 20, 2018 at 11:16am

Well Boys here I go. 

Get off work tonight and finish packing for our trip to Greece. Will be arriving in Frankfurt Monday morning. It will have been 50 yrs. since I first arrived on German soil. Only have a 2 hr. layover then a short flight to Greece. We'll be there for 2 weeks and celebrating our 30th anniversary when we're there. Got an over night layover in Frankfurt on the way back so were staying in a hotel and going to eat some good German food. Wish I could get back to Amberg but just not enough time on this trip. I'll check in after I get back.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 18, 2018 at 9:01am

Glad to hear that my friends down in Florida are safe !

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 16, 2018 at 5:03pm

Harold, a belated Happy Anniversary to you and Joni, too.

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 16, 2018 at 5:02pm

Happy Anniversary to you and Cathy, Frank.

Comment by harold goldstein on April 16, 2018 at 3:39pm

Frank, MAZEL TOV.  37 years is great.

Joni and I just celebrated our 56th April 1.

No one heard about Wayne yet?

Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 16, 2018 at 3:25pm

Harry - the Nightlite is still glowing nicely.

Dave - missed the temp by 3 deg, only got to 66 deg. However we'll hit the mid 80s by Wednesday and the rest of the week.

Harold - Guess some areas got it worse than others. Heard that there were Waterspouts out on Tampa Bay and near the Skyway Bridge. We kept getting Small Craft warnings, Lake effect Wind warnings, and the Tornado Watch alerts, but, not much wind in the campground, this time. The timing sounds about right. Heaviest weather got to us from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and the rain finally cleared out around 8:00 PM.

Cathy and I will celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday the 19th.

Comment by harold goldstein on April 16, 2018 at 11:21am

Frank, that was one wicked storm.  at least 60 mph winds. Thought a tornado hit.

Whole thing went through in less than an hour

Stay safe

Comment by Harry Warner on April 16, 2018 at 11:06am

It's gonna take more than a little storm to stop the Wandering Scotsman and the Mrs.  Keep that night light glowing. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 16, 2018 at 10:30am

Only 69 degrees? Be nice if it got into the 50's around here!!!

Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 16, 2018 at 10:19am

Good Monday Morning Troopers ... ..

Reporting in for duty.

We (Cathy and I and the camper) survived the storm front that came thru yesterday Afternoon and evening.  Were under Tornado Watch and even a Warning for a bit. Got rain, but no really hard winds at all. At least where we are at. It did usher some cooler temps for the next few days. Lows tonight into the 40s. High today only about 69 deg.

This is our current campsite, before unfurling the awning, setting ...

Hope all are doing well. Enjoy the day, take care.

Toujours Pret - Always Ready


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