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Aug 7, 2011 - Sheltering from the storms

After an exhausting night listening to a thunderstorm and trying to stay cool, we decided to make the most of the all facility hookup and stay another day, but move to a shaded cooler spot next to the river. Most people had packed up and left by early afternoon so it was nice and tranquil again that is, until early evening. .. Just before taking the dogs for their evening walk, we managed to connect to cable TV and caught the end of a weather report warning of severe thunderstorms, hailstones and 60mph winds heading our way and currently...

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Aug 6, 2011 - Welcome to Missouri

Arriving at the Big Spring was quite a contrast from the tranquility of late, being a park bustling with people carrying huge tubes and heading towards a bus which takes them 7 miles upstream to enjoy a 5-6 hour float back down the crystal clear river. We were wishing we could join them, but leaving the dogs for so long was out of the question so we all had a cooling swim in the 56 degree spring water (which felt great after being in 98 degree heat today!) Later on the thunderstorms came and wow what a sound and light show! We didn’t get...

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