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Monsoon Storm #2

August 3rd Storm Track

August 3rd Storm Track

This storm lasted about 90 minutes and we received about 3/4″ of rain, but the winds were not as severe as July’s storm (Monsoon Storm #1).

However, like the last monsoon storm, we lost power again. Only 2 hours this time.

The best thing about it was that the temperature dropped to the 70s and 80s — the first time we’ve seen temps less than triple digits since May. Yahoo!

Some photos . . .

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A movie . . .

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. khughes14@wi.rr.com #

    Thanks for the clip of the brief monsoon shower. Sure does come down all at once………..drama. Bet those lower temps are welcome. Doggies look like they rested well. Kath

    August 5, 2014
  2. Larry Jenkins #

    Hi Jan and Tom,
    I just found your blog as I was directed to some Dish wiring diagrams from another site. As I looked at your “about us” page, it hit me that we have some things in common.
    Debbie and I are retiring in January and going to the full time rv life. We just bought a diesel pusher last Saturday. We were married in May 1977, right behind you guys. We have a 2 year old Golden, Reveille, who will be coming with us. Before Rev, we had a Golden named Maverick who we had for 9 years. We had to have him put down because he had cancer. That devasted us.
    I look forward to following your blog and I appreciate the wiring diagrams you made.
    Larry and Debbie Jenkins
    McKinney, TX

    August 13, 2014
    • Larry & Debbie,

      Thank you for stopping by. Hope you could make use of my DISH info.

      Yes, we LOVE Goldens. It’s the first time we’ve had two females. Usually we just raised males. We love the difference. Our 2-year-old is in the running for our best dog. Our 13-year-old still acts like a puppy from time to time, a little slower, but the spirit is still in her.

      Anyway, we plan on leaving AZ in March or thereabouts and head back to WI with a stop in Port Aransas, TX on the way.

      We could really use some advice on where to go, weather, etc from native Texans.

      What do you think?

      August 13, 2014
      • Wally #

        Tom & Jan,

        March is a fine time to visit Tejas. On your way over to Port Aransas, I’d recommend stops in the Davis Mountains including Ft. Davis, Marfa & Alpine. I’d also recommend cutting down to Big Bend. It’s, obviously, very remote, but quite sensational. If you’re down there, be sure to visit the ghost town of Terlingua. Visit Rockport which is right next door to Port Aransas. On your way north, wander through the Texas Hill Country – Lost Maples State Park, Garner State Park, Concan, Leakey, Vanderpool, Utopia, Bandera. Hoping you’ve got time to drop by Austin on your travels.

        Best,
        Wally

        August 13, 2014
      • Wally,

        Great tips — most of the places, including Austin, look to be right on our route, especially the state parks which are highly rated. Should see you around April. I’ll keep you posted. Tx.

        August 13, 2014

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