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Old 08-08-2017, 03:35 PM   #69231
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This article has a good overview of eclipse safety.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

Something new I learned -- we can look directly at the sun during totality, but that only lasts for a bit over 1 minute.

Perhaps one of the Idanha bound RVMs would like to pick up the supplies to make a pinhole viewer? Directions at the link above.
Same with cameras, you don't need (or want) the solar filter on during that totality period, you'd see a black picture
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:36 PM   #69232
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This article has a good overview of eclipse safety.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

Something new I learned -- we can look directly at the sun during totality, but that only lasts for a bit over 1 minute.

Perhaps one of the Idanha bound RVMs would like to pick up the supplies to make a pinhole viewer? Directions at the link above.
And I thought you mentioned the park had glasses they were going to offer? I bought a pair to practice taking pictures of the sun (they're very dark, useless if not looking AT THE SUN).
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:07 PM   #69233
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And I thought you mentioned the park had glasses they were going to offer? I bought a pair to practice taking pictures of the sun (they're very dark, useless if not looking AT THE SUN).
Laurie had a stack of them for $1 each...
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:53 PM   #69234
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Marty I'm going to state the obvious. Make sure toad has the brake set or at least gears are engaged before unhooking from the MH!

Simple sounding but at the first GCatCL, while standing at the office waiting on the Texas contingency to roll in a lady went about unhooking her toad while DH went in to check in. You guessed it, car started rolling backwards. She was lucky 1) that it rolled backwards and didn't pin her between toad and MH 2) that me and several others were there to help stop it before it got out of control completely.

If transmission is disengaged having it in park will not hold it! Use parking brake!
Thanks guys... I do engage the parking brake out of habit, so that should work in my favor.
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Working on making our Checklists tonight... wanna run them over to get them laminated at the ups store.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:29 PM   #69236
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Hey Sue..

The guy brought the cat out on his lead. Let him walk around and lay in then grass. Then put him on the picnic table, and went inside. 20 minutes so far.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:25 PM   #69237
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Thanks guys... I do engage the parking brake out of habit, so that should work in my favor.
Just have to be sure to disengage as well

The one thing I have an issue is after disconnecting to remember to put the pins and clips back into the arms. Your hands are full of the hitch so you have to set them down, while hooking the arms on the clevis.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:20 PM   #69238
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Will I need a flashlight to watch the eclipse? It will be dark right? Just kidding but I did look at that link Barb and I thought welding glass would be ok but apparently some are not. Good info.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:27 AM   #69239
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We are now in OR, freezing our tails off!

Who said they pump your fuel in OR? Filled up today and it was the same, top notch I might add, attendant that pumped the fuel and washed the windshield as that has done it every time before! Me!

Salmon are being hauled in in big numbers here. When we arrived and set up the neighbors gave us a plate of fresh grilled salmon and showed us a chest full of fillets.

Hwy 101 goes to one lane several times with red lights controlling the flow. Not really a problem but some stops are on uphill grades, crossing bridges and in heavy fog. I just closed my eyes and kept moving!
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We are now in OR, freezing our tails off!

Who said they pump your fuel in OR? Filled up today and it was the same, top notch I might add, attendant that pumped the fuel and washed the windshield as that has done it every time before! Me!

Salmon are being hauled in in big numbers here. When we arrived and set up the neighbors gave us a plate of fresh grilled salmon and showed us a chest full of fillets.

Hwy 101 goes to one lane several times with red lights controlling the flow. Not really a problem but some stops are on uphill grades, crossing bridges and in heavy fog. I just closed my eyes and kept moving!
Yeaaa! We can feel the "Chill" here in AR... 69 this AM & cant even get to 90...

I am so glad Mary has her eyes open... Mutant on !! The journey continues
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We are now in OR, freezing our tails off!

Who said they pump your fuel in OR? Filled up today and it was the same, top notch I might add, attendant that pumped the fuel and washed the windshield as that has done it every time before! Me!

Salmon are being hauled in in big numbers here. When we arrived and set up the neighbors gave us a plate of fresh grilled salmon and showed us a chest full of fillets.

Hwy 101 goes to one lane several times with red lights controlling the flow. Not really a problem but some stops are on uphill grades, crossing bridges and in heavy fog. I just closed my eyes and kept moving!
Some things never change!
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:42 AM   #69242
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It may be obvious Tim but it's always a good thing to point that out. I can't recall every seeing my my car start rolling away more than once
Yep! Know that feeling. Luckily it was on almost level ground.
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So much to do... busy, busy, busy, and waiting, waiting, waiting...
Monday night, went in the Jeep to go pick up the car I drove to go pick up the motor home... mile and a half down the road, it died on the road in a no passing zone with barriers on the sides of the road and very little shoulder, We attempted to push it as far off the road as we could, then I realized, well, can't get the motor home in that tight spot to hook it up... but a nice younfg man towed it to a level parking lot for us... ( Bob was walking back home because we haven't put jumper cables in it yet...) so Tuesday AM we went and got practice holling it up and unhooking it with the motor Home...and towed it to the Jeep sales /service lot... waiting to hear it's fixed and ready to roll... Some reason no power was getting to the fuel pump, and so they couldn't tell yesterday if the fuel pump was shot or not... so.... Hopefully, it'll get fixed today... Gosh, I haven't had nerves this bad in awhile... breathe ... it'll all work out just as it is intended to according to my higher power.... maybe not the way I'd like it to, but it will work out... another deep breath.... blow it out slowly.... Ommmmm.....
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Marty... it's going to be fine...
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