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bluedandelion
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #6049699 - 08/27/13 09:22 PM

I've also changed my plans to be there Fri.

Ajay


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6049743 - 08/27/13 09:53 PM

Smoke is my primary concern, given that the long range weather forecast is pretty positive. Here:
http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
is a map with info. on fires. It looks as if the largest is immediately south of The Dalles. With good weather I'd expect the winds to move around to northerly, moving the smoke away from us. The Conrad Lake fire is the next-nearest and it looks small, but with good weather we'd probably get at least a little smoke from it.

On honey bucket: What's the latest word on allocating expenses? Are Kerry & Brad splitting the cost, or what? I'd be willing to "tip" both of you but I'll probably see only Brad on weekend #2. If that's the situation you should PM me your mailing address, Kerry.

And Kerry, maybe 3 weeks ago I finally finished the bottle of exquisite gin you gave me. (Can I say that on a public forum?) I'm pretty sure that at least 6 people had tastes. Thanks again!


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6049910 - 08/28/13 12:01 AM

The honey bucket should be there tomorrow, and I did not order the wash station, but did order the hand sanitizer. So bring your own wash water. Kerry and I did split the cost. I'll be looking forward to seeing you, and anyone else coming the second weekend.

Brad


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6050420 - 08/28/13 10:44 AM

Quote:

(Can I say that on a public forum?) I'm pretty sure that at least 6 people had tastes. Thanks again!





This is a public forum?


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Dragonwatcher
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Sky Captain]
      #6050700 - 08/28/13 01:21 PM

Decided against Goldendale
I checked hour to hour prediction and two of three nights partly cloudy - which could mean great or terrible. It would cost me a lot of money as a gamble. I will see how things break next week but have a number of potential family obligations.

Best of luck to those who do go!


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #6051013 - 08/28/13 04:34 PM

I'm still planning for next week, Saturday only, weather permitting. If I do go, I will pay a share for the Honey Bucket.

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rainycityastro
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6051177 - 08/28/13 06:05 PM

Weather permitting, I plan to be there on Sat and Sunday. It would be great to meet you all again!
--Ram


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: rainycityastro]
      #6051606 - 08/28/13 10:29 PM

I'm sorry I'll be missing you guys who are doing weekend #1. I hope the weather treats you the way you deserve!

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Stacy
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6051772 - 08/29/13 12:51 AM

I am thinking of heading up Friday 9/6 afternoon and staying three nights leaving Monday depending on weather.

The other option would be to head up Thurs. but it's already a short week with Monday off....

The weather looks good, anybody know about smoke?

Stacy


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6051779 - 08/29/13 01:07 AM

Smoke, no, but if you missed it there's link to fire info second post from top above.

I've never looked up air quality indexes; would that hold clues?


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bluedandelion
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6052845 - 08/29/13 03:52 PM

So who else will be there this Friday, Aug 30 besides Kerry?

I will make it. I invited my students but no one took me up on it. So it will be just me in my party.

Ajay


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6052910 - 08/29/13 04:26 PM

You boys behave! No ridiculing vegetables like the last time!

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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: rainycityastro]
      #6053141 - 08/29/13 06:45 PM

Quote:

Weather permitting, I plan to be there on Sat and Sunday. It would be great to meet you all again!
--Ram




Great! We'll be there as well.


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6053145 - 08/29/13 06:47 PM

Quote:

You boys behave! No ridiculing vegetables like the last time!




No kidding, everyone knows it's the fruit you have to watch out for.


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6053148 - 08/29/13 06:49 PM

Quote:

So who else will be there this Friday, Aug 30 besides Kerry?

I will make it. I invited my students but no one took me up on it. So it will be just me in my party.

Ajay




It could be lonely Friday night Ajay, won't be there till Saturday morning some time.


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Sky Captain]
      #6053482 - 08/29/13 10:40 PM

I should be there on Friday evening

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bluedandelion
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6053612 - 08/30/13 12:12 AM

Anyone have a couple of 48mm filters of any kind that is cheap or unloved to spare? I am in desperate need of said filters to use as spacers for a field flattener. My last minute measurement showed that I am off by more than 10 mm. If you have a couple let me know if I can pick them up tomorrow if you are conveniently located.

If not I may need to head up to Seattle and try Glazers or try Robi's in Lakewood. If you know any camera stores in between Seattle and Tacoma that might have slightly non-standard parts (48 mm seems to be not in vogue except in the world of telescopes), that information would be valuable as well.

If I can't find some in the am tomorrow, I may have to push back my arrival to Saturday.

Thanks.

Ajay

Edited by bluedandelion (08/30/13 12:14 AM)


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Stacy
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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6053641 - 08/30/13 12:39 AM

Don't forget to try to get an early start if you are heading out this Friday afternoon guys. After 2 or 3 things will be gridlock on all roads heading out of town.

Sure wish I could join you.


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6053646 - 08/30/13 12:45 AM


Safe travel to you all.

I'll probably go to Hurricane Ridge Fri night.


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Re: Pixieland SP/ aka Goldendale SP 8-28 to 9-01 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6053735 - 08/30/13 02:05 AM

I may have a 48mm or two...i"ll take a look in the morning and let you know.

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