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On 20/02/2016 at 5:21 PM, Chris Sargent said:

Guessing you're a City fan but Bluemoon is my drink of choice in the US. Just need to remember to ask for no orange

I am lol..I may try that drink then!.

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Bluemoon is a wheat beer! very Moreish and i drank lots and los with Arron one year!  it does give you a bad head in the morning though!

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Hi guys :)

I'm on tour 3 this year - it'll be my first time on the Plains and I can't wait!  I've been wanting to go for years and I'm very much looking forward to seeing some 'proper' weather.

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Great to have you on board Paul, and yes you will see some proper weather, I know from Ukww you love structure and the last few Junes have had structure and Tornadoes galore so you have picked well.

Have put a little montage up on Facebook of the early June tours which you can see below.

 

https://www.facebook.com/paul.botten/media_set?set=a.10205639078963136.1073741838.1438803411&type=3&pnref=story

 

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18 hours ago, Crashlanding said:

Bluemoon is a wheat beer! very Moreish and i drank lots and los with Arron one year!  it does give you a bad head in the morning though!

A VERY bad head if you do 2 days in a row on that stuff! :rofl:

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Thanks Paul, and yes, structure is what I like to see - something rare in the UK.  My perfect storm (visually at least) would probably be an LP supercell twisting itself into a thin updraught after putting out some large hail and maybe a tornado.

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On 2/22/2016 at 6:18 PM, Bluemoon4u said:

I am lol..I may try that drink then!.

 

5 hours ago, Arron said:

A VERY bad head if you do 2 days in a row on that stuff! :rofl:

this is first hand experience!

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On 24/02/2016 at 5:44 PM, Crashlanding said:

Bluemoon is a wheat beer! very Moreish and i drank lots and los with Arron one year!  it does give you a bad head in the morning though!

Hmm bad head in the morning with maybe a long drive and no stopping!! Lol maybe just 1 or 3 then lol

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For anyone on T4 this year if staying over night at Days Inn, Tower Rd, Denver on the 9th then there is a nice bar/grill just on the other side of Tower Road called Vinnys. Went there for beer/food last year and very reasonable. Oh and they sell Bluemoon too !! So anyone looking to eat / drink on the 9th, I'll meet you there!

 

also there's a Village Inn next door which do a nice breakfast for the morning of the 10th if you don't want a Days Inn free "breakfast"!

Edited by Chris Sargent

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On 3/13/2016 at 11:27 AM, Chris Sargent said:

For anyone on T4 this year if staying over night at Days Inn, Tower Rd, Denver on the 9th then there is a nice bar/grill just on the other side of Tower Road called Vinnys. Went there for beer/food last year and very reasonable. Oh and they sell Bluemoon too !! So anyone looking to eat / drink on the 9th, I'll meet you there!

 

also there's a Village Inn next door which do a nice breakfast for the morning of the 10th if you don't want a Days Inn free "breakfast"!

Sounds like a plan! See you there.

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Really wish I was going along this year guys... already been getting some storm chase dreams as if i was going ! ha 

Already saving my money though for next year... gonna have to choose between a storm chase or a trip over to see the August 21st Total Solar eclipse ! Unless I come across a large sum of money and just go in June and come back home late August lol. 

Hope its a great year for all the tours. 

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1 hour ago, DubWeatherAddict said:

Really wish I was going along this year guys... already been getting some storm chase dreams as if i was going ! ha 

Already saving my money though for next year... gonna have to choose between a storm chase or a trip over to see the August 21st Total Solar eclipse ! Unless I come across a large sum of money and just go in June and come back home late August lol. 

Hope its a great year for all the tours. 

I'll be saving hard for both :D

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1 hour ago, DubWeatherAddict said:

Really wish I was going along this year guys... already been getting some storm chase dreams as if i was going ! ha 

Already saving my money though for next year... gonna have to choose between a storm chase or a trip over to see the August 21st Total Solar eclipse ! Unless I come across a large sum of money and just go in June and come back home late August lol. 

Hope its a great year for all the tours. 

Already have both set in our sights to do. If you take the eclipse you could also do a lightning session in Arizona, what a great way to enjoy, eclipse plus lightning, mmm mm...

It is possible to get from the eclipse path with a couple of days driving into Arizona for the lightning & haboob season, thus making it a great visit.

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2 hours ago, Dorsetbred said:

Already have both set in our sights to do. If you take the eclipse you could also do a lightning session in Arizona, what a great way to enjoy, eclipse plus lightning, mmm mm...

It is possible to get from the eclipse path with a couple of days driving into Arizona for the lightning & haboob season, thus making it a great visit.

That is one.... AWESOME plan!!! #Dontforgetthemilkywayphotos

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19 hours ago, DubWeatherAddict said:

Already saving my money though for next year... gonna have to choose between a storm chase or a trip over to see the August 21st Total Solar eclipse !

10 days of chasing or a few minutes in the dark! 

I know now which one I'd go for!

;)

EDIT

 

just read Dorestbred's post and the lightning and haboob sounds interesting.

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Hi Guys,
Hopefully this is the best place to ask!

I was just wondering what everyone normally does regarding backingup/storage of photos/videos?  Do you just take lots of memory cards, or do some of you take laptops and HDDs etc?

I don't have a laptop to take, so just considering my options.

Not long now!

 

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21 hours ago, Paul H said:

Hi Guys,
Hopefully this is the best place to ask!

I was just wondering what everyone normally does regarding backingup/storage of photos/videos?  Do you just take lots of memory cards, or do some of you take laptops and HDDs etc?

I don't have a laptop to take, so just considering my options.

Not long now!

 

Memory cards and quite a few of them if you don't/can't take a laptop. Most of the hotels have PCs for guests to use so you could copy them from a memory card to an external hard disk or straight to cloud storage. 

I am a belt and braces guy so although I take a few 32GB cards, I also take an external disk. The last thing I'd want is to not have a backup of some kind

 

Chris

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8 minutes ago, Robin1306 said:

We are on tour 2 first timers really really looking forward to it. 

Rob n Bev

See you there! You'll have a blast :)

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8 hours ago, Robin1306 said:

We are on tour 2 first timers really really looking forward to it. 

Rob n Bev

Ah the second Rob & Bev we know amongst us Cloud chasing mentalists!

 

good to see you on board!  i am sure you will have the best 10 days of your life!  I will be on T2 as well making sure you get to and from places nice and safe!

 

What flights are you getting?

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Ok well i have have started to go through my check list for the tours.  I would advise all tour participants to do the same. Do not miss packing some thing important.  i.e. 

Travel Insurance

ESTA online visia 

Train ticket to the airport 

tell your bank that you are going away and will be using your bank cards in the US , otherwise your bank may think its being used by a A.Another. They will block it.

I fly out on May 4th Manchester to Heathrow and then Heathow to DFW. I am working on tours 1 & 2. 

Get working on your check list right away.

 

Tom 

 

  

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Another vital is, of course, a bottle opener.

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And, judging from last-year's videos, a good supply of incontinence pants?:shok:

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