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Old 05-02-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Rain

Dang-it. I was just so excited to go camping tomorrow, and now it looks like Friday and Saturday it's supposed to rain! Argh.

We should probably postpone and go on Sunday and Monday instead, but I am so impatient. Still, I know it it's the right thing to do (especially travelling with two small dogs) and we're only talking two days...

but darn-it. I mean the weather around here changes every 5 minutes. So if I delay till Sunday, there's always the chance that the rain will not show up as expected on Fri/Say, but will drag on till Sunday...

what to do, what to do...
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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You could be in Missouri where snow is forecasted...Now how does that happen that you in Montana get rain and we get snow?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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Go anyway! We were supposed to get up to 9 inches of snow over the past 12 hours - nuttin this morning! Forcasts change like the wind.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:32 AM   #4
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Eljay: my in-laws are located in Hermann MO. It's supposed to be in the 70's on Sun/Mon, how's that for Montana weather!

Kay: My husband says the same thing. We are only talking about 30 miles to the fishing access site where we'll be camping.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
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I'd go anyway... would you cut a trip short if it began to rain? I've found it easier to just pack for wet (and cold) weather even when its not forcasted, and the wife has been happy with these extras.

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Living in a part of the country where people don't tan, they rust, I never let a rain forecast prevent a trip. Hurricanes, tornados, maybe, but not just rain.

I may have to leave my awning rolled up the whole trip so I don't have to put it away wet, and I may spend more time inside with a good book than outside hiking, but sitting in my Airstream listening to the rain is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon, too, so I don't feel like I've missed out.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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That's the beauty of having an Airstream vs camping (and setting up and breaking down) a tent in the rain. Bring rain gear, some games and books and have a great time!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:59 AM   #8
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The sound of pinging on the metal caps of the vents is actually kind of pleasant when you are warm and dry inside the Caravel.

I looked at your forecast and it really does not look too bad, chance of showers, but Sunday and Monday say sunshine. Just enjoy whatever comes along.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:35 PM   #9
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Drew: Thanks for the tip, otherwise I'd have certainly learned this the hard way. Maybe not on this trip, but certainly one where I wasn't concerned about the weather. When you least expect it...

Protagonist/Karenjude: You guys make it sound fun! To tell the truth, I'd forgotten that we actually had a little overnight rain last weekend. Leaving camp we didn't have the usual mess associated with packing up a wet tent and bins.

Rob: I look forward to the sound of the rain now, and we were certainly toasty warm staying at the Lolo Hot Springs the other weekend!

Thanks for everyone's encouragement. I can honestly say we would be going tomorrow, even with the forecast of rain, but my husband was asked to attend a meeting Friday (after lunch). Since we are contract software engineers, the delay works out better in our case
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May 2 and snow on the ground here, they must be overdoing the chem-trails.
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Crazy weather this season: it's 77°F and sunny, not a cloud in the sky here for the second day in a row.

Gotta love global warming sometimes...
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The con-trail seeding is presently concentrated south of the 49th to try to prolong the start of fire season. The program moves north about the end of May.

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Crazy weather this season: it's 77°F and sunny, not a cloud in the sky here for the second day in a row.

Gotta love global warming sometimes...
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