Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part V

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  1. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    I'zz here. Jeffrey, I'm in Gonzales [about half way between New Orleans and Baton Rogue]. Will be here until about noon Sunday. At the Cabela's for National Fishing Week event. Cooler here than in NC. Later
  2. dwiemer

    dwiemer Member

    Glad you made it safely Chief! You were right, they do have some good food down that way. One reason New Orleans has had the highest over weight per capita than anywhere else.

    Was a quiet day. I really want to watch some D-day programs, but with two crumb snatchers, it may be tough. My heartfelt THANK YOU to our WWII vets.

    Wife just got home and now it is time for a little family time. I hope that everyone has a great weekend.
    God Bless,
  3. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Doug, Just where did you do the zipping? Home to Train? Train to work? Both? :?:
  4. sir james

    sir james Member

    Good Evening
    we got 93 degrees today, but paying now with storms everywhere. Ran some trains tonite and saw my "P" doctor today, got an A-OK see you next year. Have a pleasent weekend....S.J.
  5. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Just finished a big plate of shrimp, oysters and cat fish. :thumb: Tired from a long day of travel [and this place is on CDT]. :cry: Good night all.
  6. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hot is here.....Temperature in the upper 90's, with heat index around 107-108....Staying indoors to play with trains....:mrgreen:

    Tom PM....Reminds me of a camping trip down south (Mexico way) to a beautiful lagoon with crystal clear water. Poured to all get out at night and we had water running into the tents by the bucketfull...Had to spend good part of the night in the station wagon with skeeters attacking from every direction....:eek:
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Good morning.

    It's 75 degrees here and partly cloudy. A high in the mid 90's is expected. A small chance of thunderstorms is expected.

    Gonzales eh, Chief? That's still a long ways from me.

    Today's Weather for:
    Sundown, LA 71446-6114 6/7/2008

    Heat Index: 80°F
    Humidity: 93%
    Dew Point: 73°F

    So Far Today
    High: 79°F
    Low: 75°F
    Rain: 0.00"
    Rain Rate: 0.00"/h
    Gust: 8mph SSE

    Today High: 95 Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

    Tonight Low: 75 Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

  8. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    Morning all. Jeffrey, going to be hotter and higher humidity in Rolesville than way down here. Slept good and ready to go to store. Have a good one. Later
  9. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Good morning everyone:wave:

    Air conditioning feels great, slept well last night.

    Not much else going on here.
  10. erikstoll

    erikstoll New Member

    same out here.... supposed to be another beautiful day out here in Nevada
  11. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Often wonder why anyone would willingly go camping! My first and last time was with Uncle Sam. When I got out I said I would never sleep in a tent again unless I had a gun pointed at my head. Never did either. Of course my wife has the same enthusiasm for camping that I do so we get along, on that score, just fine.

    Staying indoors to play with trains....:mrgreen: Now this I can agree with. :thumb:
  12. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

    Spent the morning reworking the front door, which over the years has grown with to many coats of paint and just seems to have swelled or else the jamb moved. Anyway I took it off, removed all the hardware and planed both sides and top. Had to reset all the hardware to match the new finished edge of the door. Took about 3 hours to do the whole job & it was about 90 outside when I finished. Was working in a shady spot though. Painter is coming next week so had to get this done. Think I will spend most of the rest of the day indoors. May even run or work on some trains.

    One of our three AC units failed to start this spring (Yesterday was the first we used AC), think it is a control problem as it ran just fine as a heat pump. This one just does the addition we put on 10 years ago so we set a fan at the large door way and are pushing some cool air into that area from the main house. Working pretty good so called and asked them to come next week and check it out.
  13. sir james

    sir james Member

    :rolleyes: If god had meant for us to sleep in tents, he would not have given us motels.:mrgreen:
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I'm with ya John!!!!
    My idea of "Roughing it" is being more than 5 miles away from McDonalds!! :eek::eek::eek:
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    We have a bunch of apartments at work... All have Heat pumps.. Like clockwork.,. Every Spring and Every fall - - -"Changing over" from heat to cool and vice versa - about 10 fail... There is some control in there that just seizes up and doesn't want to move anymore :( :( :(
  16. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    The idea was not so much the camping, as the diving....That lagoon (called "Media Luna" - "Half Moon") is close to 100 ft. deep..almost straight down...there are no shallows to speak of. You can practically see all the way down...And there are still clay shards and other artifacts to be found there from when the area was inhabited several hundreds of years ago.

    And of course, being in the middle of nowhere, the camping was a must....
  17. CSXect

    CSXect Member

    Winter time camping is cool:cool:"pun intended" It was the neatest camping experience I have hadsign1
  18. Chief Eagles

    Chief Eagles Active Member

    In the room. store was dead. Bad economy is hurting all sales. Nice trip but company lost a lot. Cabela's did to as big promotional. Got big seats all the way home. :thumb: Fly out tomorrow at 4 PM. Later
  19. sir james

    sir james Member

    Good Evening
    Here's hoping the Chief has a good trip home. Weather not as hot today 85, but 92 for Sun.& Mon. with chance of storms of course. I ran a few trains today, One was my last MTH purchase(about a year ago I think) a RK CP royal hudson. Lots of detail, sounds the same as all the other MTH steam I have with one exception, four chuffs, I don't really care for that, it may be correct but doesn't sound right to me. Once it starts moving its just a blur of sound instead of chufing. Oh well it runs good. Enjoy your Sunday,,,S.J.
  20. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I just spent the last two hours watching the Monster Jam monster trucks world final. Adam Anderson (Taz) walked away with the top spot with a score of 36. His father, Dennis Anderson, (Grave Digger) didn't do so well. He broke a rear wheel off and exploded his transmission, finishing with a 30. Tom Meents (Maximum Destruction) finished almost before he started. He took a bad jump early, breaking a front wheel off and ending up upside down with a score of 6.
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