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And I'm still there. Yesterday's excursion was about 30 clicks north to Bassamo del Grappa a quaint little town in northern Italy. The village was a fortified village in Roman times and has a lot of buildings dating from the 1500s. A river splits the village and a bridge dating from the 1100's spans it, Last rebuilt in 1948 from war damage. We toured the Grappa museum and sampled some product.
Then we moved on to Marostica, which has a castle dating from the 1300s in the middle of town with the city walls still intact.
That's bout it. George Foster, there were 2 fellas fly fishing below the bridge in Bassamo but weren't getting any.
Charlie S. I had a bottle of some nastyhi powered Dutch beer there with lunch.
Granddaughter traveled well but did not have a good night as usual.
Weather today looks cloudy but 70s and I am ready to go home Now. But Tuesday is the day. Carl P. Hold off on sending any more MREs..
I never thought I would Ever say this but I am looking forward to seeing NYC.
Sure miss my Orange Tomcats and my AR 15.
 

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36° here in Upstate NY this morning and the high is only supposed to get up to about 37°. We are suppose to get snow flurries this morning and then get a mixture of rain and snow showers this afternoon. They say it is possible we could get 1/2" of snow today.

Yesterday the weather wasn't great either, rain off and on but the sun was out once I believe also.

JR those two fly fisherman must have been having the same luck as I had all year this year. That for me was not much luck at all fishing, one can only hope next year will be better.

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone.
 

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Good morning, it's a chilly 25 in Waseca. No rain, just more wind. Fields are drying well, but outdoor recreation is unpleasant.
Not much on the agenda today, church and see what needs doing this afternoon.
Hope everyone has a blessed day,
Ken
 

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Good Morning

36 here in NC Ohio with a week of sunny skies predicted. OSU traveled to Boilermaker' territory last night, they turned on the heat and the Buckeye's got their nuts roasted!!!! Oh well you can't make a lot of mistakes and win at anything. Give Praise that we are given Freedom by our vets and Prayers to those and country. Mike
 

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37 with frost here this morning and only getting up to 49 today. It made it to 60 yesterday so Dad finished mowing his grass and we put up a new outdoor light over his garage door. Yesterday evening was so windy I thought it might blow the Earl Scheib paint job off my car. Setting a new post and installing a gate are on the agenda today.

Only 48 hours to go JR. You’ve got this. In just a few days things will be back to normal- cussing cattle, patching tires, and wrenching on broken equipment. You will also have Bouncer and the AR close to your side so I guess it’s an even trade.

The Fisherman and Miss Cindy should be home by now. AC said to send you his best. We don’t get to shoot together as much as we used to but when we do, we always have a good time.

Stay warm and make it a good day.
 

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morning all. 30 this morning, back into the lower 60 this afternoon. May get some showers mid week, bet the wind blows!
Serviced the little blue rake tractor, oil and filters changed, then hooked it to the grinder/mixer so my FIL could grind feed for his pigs. He always has a few pigs, mostly for the family but sells one once in a while.
I got some gun projects done up yesterday afternoon, another black powder rifle finished cleaning, my 6.5 creedmoor AR put back together and a little Remington pump 22rimfire worked over and lost screws replaced for the boss man. He's really hard on guns and equipment too. :rolleyes:
Off to town for church, Gwyn went to wally world yesterday so don't have to do that :).
Have a blessed Lords' day and give Him thanks for all we have. Prayers for the travelers and hurting.
GOD BLESS. Dean
 

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BRRRRRRRRRRRR! Good, cold morning, GoGo. It's 31 in Louisville. Don't know if there's frost as I haven't stuck my nose outside yet. It's supposed to go to 54. Strange weather last evening as the wind started blowing around dinnertime and kept increasing. They're saying this morning that the peak gust was 53mph.

The lights went out 2-3 times from 6-8 and then at 8:30 it sounded like a bomb went off somewhere close. Lights snapped out and I knew a transformer had exploded. Had to listen to the rest of the Cats' football game on the radio. I lit four kerosene lamps and it was kind of cozy. Power came back on around 2 or 3 this morning. Thank goodness several years ago I built a 12v battery system to power my CPAP on PD Safaris. That's what I used last night since the power was still off at bedtime.

I don't know what's in store for today after church. It'll take awhile just getting the rest of our trip stuff unpacked and trying to get my brain wrapped around the fact that I have to go to work tomorrow. Having been down there in the Smokies, where they make so many crafts out of wood, maybe I'll grab my new wedge and try to split some small logs I've had drying. Wish I had Skruske or the Damcowfarmer here to give me tips. Guess I'll just have to see what's on YouTube. Down at the Smoky Mountain Knife Works they told me I'd need a froe and they happened to have one. I think it was $108. It didn't take me long to make that decision. Ha!

We had a fairly uneventful drive home from the Smokies yesterday. Got back home around 4 p.m. I'll try to post more pictures when I get 'em downloaded from my phone.

Koger, I'm glad you and the missus made some meat yesterday. I bet Charlie is up a tree near his house this morning. Sure hope all those does pull a big boy his way.

Y'all have a good'n and be safe out there.
 

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Great morning everyone,

We see 34° with a little bit of blue sky here here Halfway USA. Yesterday got a bit wild weather wise, though I suppose if you are near Ft. Garland, you'd say "Yep, it's like that here." WINDY with mixed sleek, snow pellets, light rain & more wind on & off every half hour through much of the afternoon.

The early morning wasn't quite so nasty so I got the burn pit lit off & there was just enough wind to fan that flame.

The weather chased me off the mower a few times but I got that task completed. With the cold setting in, I winterized the truck camper even though we'll be using it soon. Rather "waste" some RV anti-freeze than chase down a plumbing leak. We put up some summer things until next year.

Looks like some of Debra Dearest's garden stuff needs to be pulled. The camper needs a cleaning from this past month of use. My barn needs to be straightened up some because it was left a mess just prior to leaving for Wyoming.

I have an extra battery to install in the trailer and camper but that can probably wait until tomorrow when the weather is expected to get a bit more Fall like.

I'm bettin' those I-talianos will be happy when JR gets to NYC. :D
 

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Morning folks. It's 40° here and blowing a gale. No Mike. Even if it wasn't windy we can't hunt Sundays in PA. I can hunt Sunday's in MD but my honey hole down there has just been molested for 3 days by other muzzleloader hunters. It's a tiny spot and doesn't take much to booger it up. I'll give it 3 weeks to settle and go shoot a buck. Had a great morning out back yesterday. Saw several does and one small 7 point. At one point I had 6 does sleeping under me. Had to wait for them to leave so I could get down. Does are not ready yet so the big boys aren't coming to visit. Next week it should turn on.

Spent the afternoon at a corn maze with my granddaughter Lillie and our daughter and her fiance. Yes we have a wedding coming up. Anyway, the corn maze was ok. Picked out pumpkins since mine didn't grow. Lillie got he face painted and I ate too many cookies and drank too much cider. Didn't make it home in time to get back up the tree but I did see a small 6 and 8 in the front yard and a bunch of does out back before it got dark. No wonder...that front came thru like a freight train about 8:30. Wow.

Well, not sure what I'm going to do today. Might winterize the boat. Doesn't look like I'm taking it to DE next week. Need to mow the back yard and unload the truck from the weekend. Too windy to do much else.

Have a good one gang.

Charlie
 

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42 on the way to 72 here in far Northern California.

The weather has been beautiful. We did lots of running around yesterday, but also tool the time to enjoy the fall colors. The wife got some great pictures on our property.

Reading the last book of three on the Civil War, by Shelby Foote, Red River to Appomattox. It still amazes me the number of casualties and the hardships these soldiers faced. Forced marches, lack of food and medical supplies, weather and the ever present threat of being killed or wounded. Yet, they fought on. Incredible.

Have a great day and be careful out there.
 

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Mornin boys...
38 here high on RUGER Mt this morning.
Wind blowed pretty hard yesterday. We had a
Hunter Ed class yesterday and I missed it. First 1
I've missed since we started helping with them.
I got the rotors and brakes on the van and ended up
putting a master cylinder on my truck and ended up
replacing a line on it too. But, we have brakes on'em now...lol
I paid for it last nite, I'm sore and hurting all over.
I ain't no mechanic...and don't want to be...lol
After class Tucker went hunting but the wind was so bad, he didn't stay
too long.
You all have a gooden today and GOD Bless...


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Good morning all. I reckon it's Sunday because the alleged newspaper is bigger than usual. Went to a family "shenanigan" last evening. That's what the hostess, our niece, called it anyway. They told us it was going to be a chili contest but I didn't know I wasn't going to get to vote until after I tried all 6 varieties. I declared it a total bust because there was no venison chili which was a real surprise with that bunch. We got there early and, despite howling wind, shot the .224 Valkyrie. We only shot 50 yards but I am encouraged. I saw no sense in trying to shoot any farther in that wind. A tree blew down in the woods where our target was set up just as we finished. Our electricity had been off for about an hour when we left at 3:30 but was on when we got home 5 hours later.

I think I'm gaining on the cold that was trying to kill me. Speaking of cold, Julie put an electric blanket on the bed last night. It's still pretty windy and up to 37 at 10:20. The American Flag that flies above our mailbox was looking pretty tattered this morning so I put up a new one. Since we put ours up, several of the neighbors have followed suit. Glad to see it.

JC, those men were amazing. Several years ago we visited the Gettysburg Battlefield and walked the route of Pickett's Charge. Thousands of men left the cover of those woods knowing they were going to die that day. I'm sure it's not the only place on earth that's haunted but I believe that piece of ground is. I've never before or since had the eerie feeling I had there.

Have a good day.
 
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