Showing logs for date: 2019-03-07
04:02:59 <Joe> hi Sam
04:03:10 <Sam> Morning Joe
04:03:40 <Joe> hello BWaggs
04:04:52 <BWaggs> Good Morning
04:05:29 <BWaggs> Think it's warmer in YS, than here in NJ!
04:07:38 <Sam> Same here. We haven't been above freezing in Lord knows how long
04:42:02 <ynpvisitorCC> Morning everyone
04:42:09 <ynpvisitorCC> Joe I have the cam
04:42:36 <BWaggs> Morning
04:42:37 <Joe> hi CC, ok
04:49:41 <ynpvisitor76> Hi CC
04:50:16 <KittyM*> Hi all, good morning
04:50:34 <LindaG> Hi kitt
04:50:55 <LindaG> BWaggs, hi, 17 deg. By me this morning
04:51:28 <LindaG> And hi sam and joe
04:52:33 <KittyM*> We are supposed to get up to 55 today here in Colorado Springs, yay!
04:53:12 <ynpvisitorCC> Snowing in the basin
05:07:46 <Dave from B™> Good morning everyone
05:07:59 <Joe> hi Dave
05:08:06 <KittyM*> Hi Dave
05:08:09 <ynpvisitorCC> Hi Dave
05:10:43 <BWaggs> Morning
05:17:42 <ynpvisitor81> Hi dave
05:21:54 <Dave from B™> 6hr37min has been the longest Grand interval in the last 72 eruptions
05:23:19 <Dave from B™> 49 of those were under 6 hours
05:24:34 <Dave from B™> Today or tomorrow should be another 5 Grand day
05:31:25 <Joe> until now the grand area was a poor view
05:33:00 <Dave from B™> We may have missed #2 for the day
05:35:16 <Dave from B™> We need to find had to have had a series overnight
05:35:22 <CraigC> mornin folks
05:35:28 <Dave from B™> Morning CraigC
05:35:36 <CraigC> hey Dave, how's it going
05:35:36 <Joe> you can see comet/daisy area now
05:35:50 <CraigC> howdy Joe
05:36:02 <Joe> hi Craig
05:37:24 <Dave from B™> I would imagine snow is back in the forecast in YNP. We are supposed to get 3-5" Fri nite/Sat
05:38:14 <Joe> the view overnight was bad for the most part but there were a few good times but did not see lion at those good times
05:39:01 <Joe> did manage to see grand and bee
05:39:20 <Dave from B™> I was trying to avoid razzing you about stealing BH
05:39:40 <ynpvisitorCC> OF
05:40:23 <ynpvisitor81> Bee is on the darkside now ☹
05:40:31 <Joe> I'm the Bee thief again :)
05:41:40 <Teri> gm all; anyone know what the seismic trace on YNM was? Too early for SB (?),
05:42:00 <Dave from B™> I just wish we could some consistency out of BH
05:42:06 <Teri> hey Dave, I hope your recovery is going well
05:42:20 <Dave from B™> Snow removal crew is most logical answer
05:42:22 <Teri> gm Linda
05:42:37 <Teri> I was thinking it must be some kind of maintenance
05:42:41 <Dave from B™> Thanks, Teri. I'm doing frantically getting ready for vacation.
05:43:13 <ynpvisitor81> Good morning Teri
05:43:19 <Dave from B™> We did get verification that road snow crews were reaching Norris yesterday and then heading towards Canyon
05:43:28 <Joe> got your grass skirt packed :0
05:43:41 <Teri> makes sense
05:43:45 <Teri> gm 81
05:44:09 <Dave from B™> haha. Getting ready means working my tail off at work. Packing will be Mon night
05:48:59 <Joe> lc
05:58:50 <Bill> Morning
05:59:08 <ynpvisitor81> Morning bill
06:06:02 <Dave from B™> Morning Bill
06:09:44 <Bill> Supposed to warm up today!
06:11:11 <Rice> Bill,
06:11:34 <Rice> You are wamer in Yellowstone than I am in Upstte NY today
06:12:05 <Bill> I'll take it! Glad to share some of this chilly weather with the rest of the country haha
06:12:38 <Rice> We never got the -33, so I am happy.
06:13:13 <Dave from B™> Bill, are you stuck in the office for the next month or so?
06:13:15 <Rice> My production controlers son lives in Gardner, he sent us a picture of his car thermo at -31 the other morning.
06:14:04 <Bill> I believe it. I've only seen around -24, but I'm not out before the sun comes up
06:14:36 <Rice> Grew up in NY and Maine so Cold is no big deal, but that is just crazy.
06:14:40 <Bill> Dave from B™, We're limited for a couple weeks at least. They've finished plowing to NGB, but it's still not open
06:17:36 <Dave from B™> They made quite the ruckus on the YNM seismo yesterday
06:17:56 <Bill> Plowing through 7 feet will do that haha
06:18:39 <Bill>
06:21:11 <Joe> lc
06:21:29 <ynpvisitorCC> Bye everyone
06:21:40 <Bill> have a good one
06:22:01 <Dave from B™> Bye CC
06:22:03 <Joe> bye CC YOU WANT ME TO TAKE THE CAM
06:22:36 <Joe> sorry for the shout
06:26:43 <Dave from B™> For those of you interested in other news that can affect looks like the current administration is moving forward with delisting the wolf
06:32:14 <Dave from B™> Bill, thanks for the snow removal link
07:05:19 <Teri> Smithsonian channel just released Aerial America - Yellowstone; I only caught the last few minutes, but it had great overhead views of Grand Prismatic and an overhead of Great Fountain; worth trying to see, unlike that National Geo production last summer, ugh
07:05:34 <Sam> Slow chat morning!
07:05:47 <Sam> Another gray day at YNP
07:11:22 <Joe> daisy
07:11:47 <Sam> Woo hoo
07:12:05 <Joe> of window have to stay here
07:12:15 <Sam> OF splashing
07:13:31 <Sam> No lion for a while
07:17:32 <Sam> More of splashing
07:20:47 <Sam> Something going back behind OF?
07:22:24 <ynpvisitor78> of
07:29:08 <Sam> Speaking of Lion...
07:30:39 <Betty> morning all
07:30:49 <Katie> Good morning, Betty.
07:30:57 <Dave from B™> What about Lion?
07:31:00 <Dave from B™> Hi Betty
07:31:01 <Joe> hi Betty
07:31:01 <Betty> hi Katie
07:31:16 <Betty> hi Joe and Dave from B™
07:32:27 <Joe> CC do you have the cam again?
07:33:06 <Katie> No, that was me. I thought I started Thursdays this morning. But if you are here, I'm glad to butt out. :)
07:33:50 <Katie> And especially glad you've been here. I had a migraine with aura and just made it to screen.
07:33:55 <Joe> take it if you want glad someone is taking the schedule
07:34:38 <Betty> oh, no, Katie! I know how that feels :-( hope you are feeling better
07:34:46 <Katie> You are here. :)
07:34:54 <Joe> sorry about your problem, hope it gets better
07:35:36 <Katie> Thanks. I can see normally, now. I waited to drive in to the office until I could see. I've had a lot of them the last few weeks, but the meds are working most of the time.
07:36:55 <Betty> it is really bad if you have it. I´m glad I had non the last 2 months
07:37:06 <Betty> I hate it
07:37:59 <Katie> I'm ready for a two month run without any. I tend to go in streaks. This migraine streak HAS to be coming to an end soon. Then I'll have a couple months without.
07:38:57 <Betty> I hope it ended today :-D
07:39:54 <Dave from B™> That sounds awful
07:41:08 <Katie> The worst of this streak was the day I agreed to drive the entire pool team to Alberton for league night. Then I had to call one of them and ask if he could drive.
07:41:55 <Katie> I couldn't find a sub, so I had to go. That was an exceptionally bad migraine. Two doses of imitrex made a dent, but only a dent. And I get nasty side effects from the imitrex, so it's always a trade.
07:43:00 <Betty> bah
07:43:44 <Kevin L™🌵> You are early Betty
07:45:16 <Betty> yes. I needed to get a new ID card in our townhall. Longer operating hours only on Thursday...
07:45:33 <Betty> hi Kevin, btw
07:48:56 <Katie> ..
07:54:57 <Kevin L™🌵> I am trying to wake up. A late but nice Knight yesterday.
08:00:47 <LindaG> Hi Betty, Katie and Kevin
08:00:55 <Katie> good morning
08:01:07 <Kevin L™🌵> Morning
08:07:34 <Kevin L™🌵> Interesting eclipse info:
08:08:38 <CraigC> the total eclipse is one of the coolest and strangest experiences of my life
08:09:08 <Dave from B™> That was so fun
08:09:13 <Katie> I wish I traveled for the last one. I won't make that mistake for the next. I will travel.
08:09:25 <Dave from B™> Well...most of the day was fun
08:09:51 <CraigC> we had decided not to battle traffic and skip it, then the night before I said let's go, so we took off at 3am and drove to Jackson Hole
08:09:53 <Katie> I didn't think there would be that much difference in experience from 96% or whatever we saw here and 100%. I know better, now.
08:09:54 <Kevin L™🌵> It was awesome. One daughter lived about a mile north of maximum so I took another daughter and granddaughter to the park and back down to see it.
08:10:28 <Kevin L™🌵> 99.9% is incredibly different than 100%
08:10:36 <Katie> It was also so smokey here then! Didn't even get cool shadows - there were no shadows!
08:10:44 <CraigC> but after we didn't say anything for about an hour, trying to process it
08:11:14 <Kevin L™🌵> About 4 hours later my granddaughter ask us if we could go out and do the eclipse again.
08:11:27 <CraigC> during it, was total silence, all the birds stopped chirping, no one around said anything
08:11:35 <Dave from B™> haha, Craig...where exactly were you in Jackson area? That is where I was
08:11:39 <Kevin L™🌵> Conditions were perfect in Rexburg.
08:12:13 <Dave from B™> It got cooler as well
08:12:14 <CraigC> Dave from B™, we backtracked down the Snake and parked at a little rest area south of Hoback Junction
08:12:50 <Kevin L™🌵> Dave had a nice drive to Portland after that.
08:12:51 <Dave from B™> We took a guided raft trip and stopped on a sandbar to watch it go to 100%
08:13:05 <Katie> That's awesome, Dave.
08:13:07 <CraigC> wow, that sounds cool
08:13:46 <Dave from B™> It was fun. Craig, so you went south when you left Jackson? How was the traffic?
08:13:50 <CraigC> I had bought a solar filter, but didn't study up before we went, and didn't get any shots to turn out of total. I was supposed to take the filter off at totality
08:14:21 <Kevin L™🌵> The pictures never can match the colors and detail you get in person.
08:14:42 <Kevin L™🌵> The blue was beautiful.
08:15:01 <CraigC> Dave from B™, traffic wasn't bad at all before the eclipse, we got to Jackson hours before the eclipse, so we shopped, then drove down to a spot and waited almost an hour. After, it was congested through Star Valley, but then was good
08:15:52 <Dave from B™> We made the mistake of going west from Jackson towards Idaho Falls
08:16:21 <Kevin L™🌵> I-15 was a parking lot about an hour after from Rexburg to Salt Lake. I am glad we were able to wait until the next day.
08:16:46 <Dave from B™> on ramps to I-15 were closed in Idaho Falls
08:17:05 <CraigC> Dave from B™, that is the way we went on our way there, so we could be in totality if we got stuck in traffic, and going through Swan Valley, all the traffic was going towards Idaho Falls, and we flew to Alpine Junction.
08:18:15 <ynpvisitor74> should have gone N Dave to check on SB
08:18:29 <CraigC> Kevin L™🌵, we anticiapted that, too, thus Jackson and the back way home
08:18:34 <Dave from B™> Traffic to the eclipse from OF was free and clear
08:18:49 <Dave from B™> I wish I knew you before the eclipse, CraigC
08:19:02 <CraigC> Dave from B™, I was more of a dick then.... LOL
08:19:15 <Kevin L™🌵> I know Betty said that it was really light from the Tetons to OF.
08:19:18 <CraigC> before retirement
08:19:29 <Betty> It was nice from Craig Thomas VC back to OF
08:19:59 <Dave from B™> Becca started her freshman year at Univ of Portland the next day (service project). We had booked her a ticket from Pocatello to Portland that night. We were an hour late getting to Pocatello and we had alloted 8 hours after the eclipse
08:20:13 <Dave from B™> hahahahah Craig
08:20:42 <Kevin L™🌵> I was trying to guide him but everything just turned red.
08:20:52 <Dave from B™> So, we drove to Portland ALL Night after being up since 230 am
08:21:13 <CraigC> Dave from B™, yikes... but ya gotta do what ya gotta do
08:21:32 <Kevin L™🌵> But it was still worth it, right Dave?
08:21:44 <ynpvisitor74> at least you will be better prepared for the next eclipse Dave
08:22:19 <Dave from B™> I will spend eclipse night when I go again
08:22:20 <CraigC> are any of you going to Texas for the next one?
08:22:46 <Dave from B™> Yes, Kevin it was worth it and the family talks about that day often
08:22:54 <Dave from B™> time for PT...brb
08:23:35 <Betty> It was a great day
08:23:38 <Kevin L™🌵> I am not planning on doing the next one but it goes through the area I was stationed at in the early 70's.
08:23:47 <Betty> later Dave
08:24:16 <Kevin L™🌵> And I got to meet Betty and her Brother before the eclipse - at Grand to boot!
08:24:26 <CraigC> I doubt we will go, either, I had the experience once, I think I would rather spend the money and time in Yellowstone or Moab
08:24:43 <Betty> yeah!
08:25:32 <Kevin L™🌵> Have you ever ridden the Silverton Craig?
08:26:21 <CraigC> Kevin L™🌵, yeah, in scouts around '75
08:26:58 <Kevin L™🌵> That is a beautiful ride.
08:27:45 <CraigC> yeah, I'd like to go back to that area and explore a lot more
08:28:55 <Kevin L™🌵> I was going to do that this year along with the C&T but my wife ended up with a conference that messed that up.
08:31:08 <ynpvisitor114> She can go to the conference, and you can go play on trains with grand kids.
08:31:46 <ynpvisitor114> May look funny with blue kids on a train.
08:35:02 <Teri> just watched the Aerial America Yellowstone Smithsonian episode, not much coverage of thermal features (typical); some nice vistas of the park in the winter; only Castle and OF briefly (wasn't Great Fountain)
08:35:45 <Katie> I watched that a few weeks ago. Wasn't very impressed.
08:46:28 <Betty> OF
08:47:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Right on the opening edge of the window.
08:54:52 <Teri> Katie, yep, I caught the last few minutes and thought it might have more thermal feature coverage, but the last few minutes was it; maybe just as well, too much PR will make the park even more crowded
09:00:01 <Betty> LC
09:30:40 <Betty> zzzzzzzzzzzz
09:31:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Joe used them all up.
09:31:11 <Betty> we need something to happen
09:31:27 <Betty> white bugs
09:31:42 <Kevin L™🌵> Maybe this is ash from the supervolcano eruption.
09:32:45 <LindaG> Everybody WAKE UP!
09:32:57 <Betty> hi Linda
09:33:12 <Betty> LC ie
09:33:22 <Katie> Hey, I was having a good nap!
09:33:34 <LindaG> Hi Betty, i thought that might jolt everyone awake. 😉
09:33:49 <Betty> sorry for waking you, Katie
09:33:56 <Kevin L™🌵> We do have Daisy and Castle due.
09:34:16 <ynpvisitor78> and Grand
09:34:29 <Kevin L™🌵> True
09:34:43 <ynpvisitor78> predictime is wrong
09:34:48 <Betty> I think about at least 1h till Grand
09:35:00 <LindaG> It's a race looks like fog or snow rolling in
09:35:01 <ynpvisitor78> prediction*
09:35:44 <Betty> I haven´t seen an Anemone closeup for long :-)
09:36:12 <Betty> but I take it after Castle and Daisy
09:36:37 <Kevin L™🌵> We can probably do that if we see it.
09:37:32 <LindaG> Kevin L™🌵, any extra eggs this morning?
09:38:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Not so far.
09:38:57 <Betty> you get eggs? I thought your chickens deny to give you some?
09:39:09 <LindaG> How many do you usually get?
09:40:07 <Betty> speaking of eggs, there are 3 eggs in Decorah :-)
09:43:38 <LindaG> Ha I googled decorah to see what you were referring to. That's cool!
09:44:39 <LindaG> For some reason I never watch bird canms and I a birder.
09:45:04 <LindaG> *Cams
09:45:09 <Betty>
09:45:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Decorah is a good one
09:46:28 <LindaG> Eagle on the nest, neat.
09:46:30 <Kevin L™🌵> On a slightly smaller scale.
09:46:37 <Katie> I watch the two that we are the ISP for - the long-eared owl cam on and the osprey at Dunrovin Ranch. Oh, I watch the Hellgate osprey, too (we used to be ISP there, but the new Missoula College building blocked our line of site AND brought a fiber connection with it).
09:47:31 <Kevin L™🌵> Do you know what a burrowing owl is?
09:47:44 <LindaG> Cornell has a few bird feeder cans that can be fun
09:47:56 <LindaG> *cams
09:48:11 <LindaG> Yes
09:48:28 <Betty> this is a good one too, but no eggs yet:
09:48:32 <Katie> Yes. Funny thing, actually, I put thousands of miles on my Jeep looking for burrowing owls. 2 years ago, a pair showed up and nested 20 minutes from my house. They nested there last year, too. So now I can watch them from May-Sept without going far.
09:48:35 <Katie> To think of the miles...
09:48:58 <Betty> that´s nice, Kevin
09:49:12 <Kevin L™🌵> There are a bunch on the road to Rainbow Canyon. Interesting bird.
09:50:15 <Dave from B™> C'mon everyone! There is only 1 cam to watch:)
09:50:25 <LindaG> Burrowing owls like to nest by prairie dogs
09:50:30 <ynpvisitor78> daisy
09:50:32 <Katie> Its fun to watch them hunting grasshoppers - they turn upside down and catch the grasshoppers with their feet.
09:51:18 <Betty> yay
09:53:03 <Betty>
09:53:10 <Betty> too funny
09:53:59 <Kat> Here is the eagle cam from the DC National Arboretum
09:55:16 <Kat> The President and the First Lady reside here!
09:55:28 <ynpvisitor78> castle
09:56:12 <Kat> Corrected - "Mr. President"
09:57:25 <Betty> did they rise eglets last year? I watched Pride and Honor, and Victory and Freedom
09:57:35 <Betty> eaglets*
09:59:29 <LindaG> And Duke farms they were both on the next a minute ago
09:59:37 <Betty> no, Freedom and Liberty. I missed Victory and Valor
10:01:22 <KittyMLaptop> Hey Betty & Kat I watch eagle nests too!
10:02:04 <Betty> great :-)
10:02:51 <Betty> but I messed up names again, they were Honor and Glory :-p
10:04:12 <Kevin L™🌵> Not many Bald Eagles at Rainbow Canyon but a lot of Golden eagles. Came across one eating a rabbit that we drove up about 3 feet from it.
10:04:36 <Kevin L™🌵> I have seen a few gray eagles up there too.
10:04:43 <Kat> The eagle cams are awesome - but I hate when the eaglets don't make it - which can happen!
10:05:07 <Betty> yep, that´s sad
10:05:26 <Kat> The history of the cam is on the website. I've been watching:) for some tome now.
10:05:29 <KittyMLaptop> Same here, Kat. Berry College is one of mine and this year was not good
10:05:35 <LindaG> That's probably why I don't watch them. Hi kat
10:06:00 <Kat> Hey Linda! Is it cold up there?
10:06:48 <LindaG> Yes, snow flurries right now, but sun is out. 17 deg. This morning
10:08:15 <CraigC> Castle?
10:08:19 <Kat> It was cool here when I got up yesterday and today! I loved it!!
10:08:19 <CraigC> yeah
10:08:45 <CraigC> :castle:
10:08:51 <Betty> I think we can call it maj
10:08:57 <Betty> Schloss
10:08:58 <LindaG> Kat, yankee blood 😉
10:09:31 <Betty> OF window
10:09:32 <LindaG> Lots of people
10:09:37 <CraigC> oh, castle erupted earlier, I wasn't actually here.... sorry :)
10:22:39 <ynpvisitor86> too bad they did not post a Grand E time
10:22:54 <CraigC> I think this is the biggest crowd I have seen this winter
10:23:16 <ynpvisitor86> Craig, you need to watch more.
10:23:36 <ynpvisitor86> it is only a single line of people. There have been many days where there are a LOT more than this
10:23:43 <CraigC> yeah, usually around mid-day I am out doing things
10:23:50 <Dave from B™> Grand is due any minute
10:24:02 <Betty> wb Dave
10:24:15 <Dave from B™> Thanks Betty
10:24:17 <ynpvisitor86> any minute or the next hour Dave
10:24:44 <CraigC> it is waiting for dave to leave
10:24:53 <ynpvisitor86> are you using 5 1/2 hrs as your guideline?
10:25:25 <ynpvisitor86> I'll go with OF any minute...:)
10:25:38 <ynpvisitor78> 1305 is 12 hours from last post
10:26:04 <Dave from B™> It shouldn't go 12 hours. I would use double 535-545
10:27:04 <Dave from B™> I can hear Jim saying waves on Grand right now:)
10:27:13 <Dave from B™> Craig, Grand likes me
10:27:26 <Betty> :-)
10:27:28 <ynpvisitor86> premature I think
10:27:44 <ynpvisitor13> It only counts if he is standing on the bench.
10:28:16 <ynpvisitor86> ? Do you have Jim confused with someone else?
10:28:32 <ynpvisitor78> of
10:28:40 <ynpvisitor86> he'll stand on a bench to watch Vent overflow...
10:29:07 <ynpvisitor13> Sure i saw him on the bench in May.
10:29:11 <ynpvisitor86> that is hard to see
10:30:01 <Dave from B™> No, Jim calls waves all the time
10:30:16 <ynpvisitor86> he does, yet he is sitting usually when he calls it
10:30:39 <ynpvisitor86> no calls this year...
10:30:46 <Betty> I think he feels the waves
10:31:05 <Betty> I heard him call
10:31:30 <Dave from B™> Yeah...I'm gonna miss Jim and his stores this year
10:31:36 <Dave from B™> stories*
10:31:43 <ynpvisitor86> well at least you know them all by now Dave
10:32:02 <CraigC> am I the only one here who doesn't know who Jim is?
10:32:11 <ynpvisitor86> maybe Craig
10:32:16 <Betty> seems so
10:32:21 <ynpvisitor86> Jim Schier, he is a long time gazer
10:32:30 <Betty> even I know him
10:32:39 <ynpvisitor86> is in park from May to Sept
10:32:50 <ynpvisitor86> not this year, he is going to Africa
10:33:12 <Betty> oh, did not know that. Fun
10:33:13 <ynpvisitor86> the continent, not the geyser
10:33:21 <Betty> :-)
10:33:28 <Dave from B™> CraigC, you probably know him but not by name
10:33:59 <CraigC> he isn't in the GG group, trying to see if I recognize him
10:34:09 <Betty> red jacket white t-shirt, baseball cap and a beard
10:34:24 <Dave from B™> I could say something snide like "Are you sure you're a gazer?" but I'll refrain:):)
10:34:30 <CraigC> LOL
10:34:39 <Dave from B™> Anyone have a phote handy?
10:34:43 <CraigC> more of an apprentice
10:35:33 <Betty> I think he was in the NG show?
10:38:47 <ynpvisitor86> he is to a social media person
10:38:52 <ynpvisitor86> he is NOT
10:39:55 <ynpvisitor43> CraigC, look him up on GT you will see a LOT of Grand times :)
10:43:33 <Dave from B™> No one has a picture of Jim on your phone?
10:44:45 <Dave from B™> CraigC, you'll have to wait until 2020 aka the year of normal vision
10:45:52 <CraigC> I'll make plans around the best time to see Jim, rather than for Sb or Giant, then
10:46:15 <Dave from B™> :D
10:46:42 <Dave from B™> Craig, do you have crowd pictures from your trips to SB last year?
10:46:47 <Betty> he is on google maps streetview at Grotto :-)
10:46:48 <Dave from B™> He's in there
10:47:25 <CraigC> nope, but I do have pics scattered around in my drive and crowd shots at Grand over the last few years
10:48:17 <Kevin L™🌵> Isn't he on the geyser gazer BBC video?
10:49:04 <Betty> that is what I meant
10:51:08 <CraigC> I am watching it right now... I do think I have seen him
10:51:24 <CraigC>
10:51:28 <CraigC> at 1;22
10:51:34 <ynpvisitor111>
10:51:52 <CraigC> I think I met Mary at F&M, but I had to leave an hour before the eruption
10:51:53 <Betty>,-110.8420394,3a,63.8y,120.17h,97.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqGGWv7QnCClm1B3z7AKNxA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=de
10:51:57 <ynpvisitor111> right there
10:52:18 <Betty> Grand ie
10:52:19 <ynpvisitor78> grand
10:52:37 <Dave from B™> Yep...that's him
10:52:39 <Betty> thanks 111
10:53:46 <Kevin L™🌵> BTW Craig, I am in that at the 8:09 mark. My Daughter is jumping and I have my video camera ready.
10:55:19 <LindaG> What ismthatnout by grand? Alotmod wind down there
10:55:44 <LindaG> *Is that by
10:56:13 <ynpvisitor78> Kevin ?
10:56:27 <LindaG> Oh my cant type again
10:56:59 <Betty> yes, that was Kevin
10:57:12 <Kevin L™🌵> Yes 78. The redhead is my other Daughter.
10:57:25 <CraigC> how cool
10:57:37 <Dave from B™> That was a very brief shot but thanks for the link Kevin
10:58:22 <Dave from B™> CraigC, due to my top secret pictures of me exist:)
10:58:23 <ynpvisitor11> Why are we so far away from Grand?
10:59:08 <CraigC> how do I search a gt entry from last oct?
10:59:10 <Betty> haha, glad I have one then, Dave
10:59:40 <LindaG> Not sure whats going on down there. My spasmodic blowing in the wind?
10:59:48 <LindaG> Grand
11:00:35 <LindaG> Sigh I guess u guys are ahead of me, as usual
11:00:36 <ynpvisitor78> 9min
11:01:00 <ynpvisitor86> are we looking at something else too? Why so far away?
11:01:15 <LindaG> Not sure
11:01:27 <ynpvisitor86> thank you
11:01:29 <ynpvisitor78> 10min
11:01:42 <Betty> Kevin fell asleep
11:01:57 <ynpvisitor86> or Joe, he is the one posting
11:02:05 <Kevin L™🌵> Been watching on the controls. Could not see Grand. :P
11:02:46 <LindaG> Yeah controls can be difficult
11:02:56 <ynpvisitor86> looks done
11:03:02 <Betty> Kevin is the loose nut behind controls :-p
11:03:42 <LindaG> Well,at least we know it went off
11:03:57 <ynpvisitor59> OK Betty that gets a :) outa me
11:04:24 <Betty> :-D
11:04:28 <Kevin L™🌵> Still digging dirt out of my eyes too.
11:04:34 <Betty> he knows me
11:04:36 <CraigC> how do you look at GT entries that are last year?
11:05:17 <Kevin L™🌵> Look under the "Retrieve" tab Craig.
11:05:58 <CraigC> Kevin L™🌵, Thanks!!!!
11:06:58 <Betty> on the actual GT page, you can click on the date and even search there if you just change the date in the search list
11:07:39 <CraigC> ok, I think I sat my mswindle last Oct at Castle
11:07:43 <CraigC> by
11:08:25 <Dave from B™> who is mswindle?
11:08:33 <CraigC> molly?
11:09:18 <CraigC> it was a couple, and she was calling in bulger while we sat there, so I think she entered Castle. Bill and Carol also hung out
11:11:57 <CraigC> that doesn't seem right... I wonder if mswindle works in the VEC, and logged what was called in
11:12:18 <Dave from B™> I know a lot of gazers but there are probably many more that I don't know
11:12:57 <LindaG> LC ie
11:24:09 <Betty> Lion
11:24:20 <Betty> I think
11:24:25 <Betty> or not
11:24:32 <Betty> bah
11:24:51 <Betty> you have 2 minutes
11:24:58 <Betty> c´mon
11:25:55 <Kevin L™🌵> Not looking good for a closeup of Anemone today.
11:33:42 <Dave from B™> It's 28F in Blgs right now. People are finally alive and moving around. busiest day since Feb 16
11:34:20 <Kevin L™🌵> Isn't this one of your busy seasons at the store Dave?
11:35:21 <Dave from B™> The last 3 weeks has been AWFUL with the cold weather. Feb was down 11% and March is at -30% right now but that should change with the warmer weather
11:35:56 <Dave from B™> Which is sad because we had a huge January
11:36:36 <Kevin L™🌵> Isn't it time for Fish Fridays?
11:38:56 <Dave from B™> The cold weather put everyone into hibernation
11:45:56 <Dave from B™> Also, with Mardi Gras and Easter on different dates every year,it is sometimes hard to compare numbers
11:48:25 <Betty> LC
11:49:05 <Kevin L™🌵> I figured you would have more traffic today for fish shoppers.
11:50:37 <Katie> Would have started yesterday for Ash Wednesday, assuming it made a big impact.
11:51:15 <Dave from B™> Katie, it normally does
11:56:11 <Sam> OF
12:04:59 <CraigC>
12:07:05 <Kevin L™🌵> Here are the videos HK & Suzanne took of that one:
12:09:52 <CraigC> Kereru Geyser is gorgeous, tropics and thermals together
12:13:35 <Dave from B™> I'm going to have to thank Heinrich for all the info. It will come in handy next year
12:14:34 <Kevin L™🌵> If you tell him you are going he will give you a lot of good information.
12:15:42 <Dave from B™> Yeah. I hope so
12:21:05 <Betty> LC ie
12:22:56 <ynpvisitor59> That's a fun little sput
12:23:19 <Betty> yup. I really like it
12:26:35 <Dave from B™> It really is a bigger geyser than you realize; especially when seen from the Lion bench
12:27:19 <ynpvisitor59> Critters on the move
12:55:36 <Dave from B™> Hi, GE
12:58:43 <GE ©> Hi, Dave. How is the shoulder?
13:03:06 <Dave from B™> It's doing much better...seeing improvement everyday
13:03:26 <Dave from B™> I'm so glad I had the surgery
13:03:39 <Dave from B™> Except, I haven't seen the bill yet:)
13:03:58 <GE ©> I had the same surgery about 5 years ago. Rehab is tough
13:05:05 <Dave from B™> I had no rotator damage so things aren't going faster
13:05:08 <Dave from B™> are*
13:05:52 <GE ©> See you in the park around memorial Day?
13:07:37 <Dave from B™> I'm trying to get reservations just after Memorial Day for 4 nights
13:08:00 <GE ©> Hope to see you then
13:08:23 <CraigC> I think we are booked Thurs to Sunday
13:08:24 <Dave from B™> Do you always go over Memorial Day?
13:08:41 <Dave from B™> Criag, you are going over Mem Day Weekend?
13:08:45 <CraigC> yeah
13:09:20 <Dave from B™> I'm shooting for may 29 thru June 2
13:09:27 <GE ©> I try to. Also Labor Day. Absent unforeseen circumstances,I will be there
13:09:30 <Dave from B™> Craig, I'm going to miss you
13:09:53 <CraigC> at first my g/f wanted to go after school ended around the middle of June, but now she wants to go to Oregon then
13:10:22 <Betty> I will see you at Labor Day, GE ©
13:10:44 <GE ©> Betty--Great
13:10:47 <CraigC> I had booked for the 20th to go myself to YNP, but then cancelled when she decided for Memorial
13:12:15 <CraigC> how are the crowds on Labor Day? I always wait and go in October when there are way less people
13:12:57 <GE ©> Very Busy until Tuesday after LD
13:13:14 <CraigC> ok, I doubt I'll go on Labor Day then
13:14:24 <GE ©> If you stay put in the UGB, it is fine. Travel is tough after 9-10 in the morning
13:14:56 <GE ©> The plus is many gazers to visit with
13:15:24 <CraigC> gazers are too scary to me
13:16:52 <GE ©> naw--good to sit and visit while waiting
13:17:18 <Dave from B™> CraigC, I'll be changing that attitude the next time I see you!:)
13:17:35 <CraigC> they are always writing stuff in little notebooks, that creeps me out, then they have radios....
13:17:36 <Kevin L™🌵> It isn't as bad as June/July since most kids are in school by then so no long distance visitors.
13:17:38 <GE ©> Most gazers are very friendly. A few prefer to be left alone
13:18:33 <CraigC> I feel like George Orwells 1984, Big Brother watching
13:20:41 <CraigC> BTW, I am totally joking.... as everyone is logging out LOL
13:21:23 <GE ©> ;)
13:21:45 <Dave from B™> hahahaha
13:22:33 <Betty> I need to head out. Sorry, CraigC
13:22:40 <CraigC> most all I have interacted with are really pleasant.... a couple have been a little too "on point" with their intense gazing, though :)
13:22:52 <Ryan> I resemble that remark.
13:23:01 <Betty> time for sleep ;-)
13:23:10 <Ryan> Actually no, I only resemble it enough to get yelled at :lol:
13:23:15 <Dave from B™> Craig, there are all types of gazers with dirrerent interests. You'll find those who have similar interests
13:23:15 <GE ©> Good Night, Betty
13:23:16 <CraigC> LOL
13:23:20 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight Betty
13:23:24 <CraigC> cya Betty
13:23:43 <Dave from B™> Good afternoon Ryan
13:23:52 <Kevin L™🌵> Many of us would be throwing tomatoes at each other if we weren't interested in geysers.
13:23:55 <Ryan> Good lord, Dave, I thought you said "diarrheant" interests.
13:24:27 <Dave from B™> Who knew that was such a difference between r and f
13:24:28 <CraigC> it takes some talent to interpret some of Dave's posts
13:24:29 <Ryan> I just, Im sorry, your typos are common enough that I thought thats what you type. I read in DaveSpeak (TM)
13:24:41 <Dave from B™> :D
13:25:21 <Kevin L™🌵> I must admit that it will be boring when Dave is gone to Hawaii.
13:26:38 <Dave from B™> On any potentially serious note.....There has been an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in the middle of Great Falls, MT
13:26:51 <Dave from B™> Kevin, I think you'll survive just fine
13:27:00 <Katie> I have been watching those updates, Dave.
13:27:04 <Kevin L™🌵> That is not good Dave.
13:27:23 <Dave from B™> Nearby businesses have been evacuated
13:27:33 <Dave from B™> It is right along the Missouri River
13:27:40 <CraigC> yikes
13:28:04 <CraigC> good thing even many Dems are opposing a green new deal
13:28:11 <CraigC> ooops, sorry, no politics
13:28:33 <Dave from B™> Eric, can you boot Craig for his 5 minute penalty?
13:28:47 <Dave from B™> You're lucky he's on vacation
13:28:52 <CraigC> whew
13:28:55 <Kevin L™🌵> Eric is down here.
13:34:13 <Kevin L™🌵> No marshmallows nearby?
13:34:35 <Katie> I'd pass. Black plume isn't appetizing.
13:35:24 <Kevin L™🌵> Our big plant fire here was next to a marshmallow plant. It was an odd smell.
13:35:44 <GO SOMETHING> CAPS on top again Dave
13:36:11 <GO SOMETHING> we are still allowed to talk hockey, right?
13:36:17 <Kevin L™🌵> And the Knights beat the Flames! I already had that one in our loss column.
13:36:31 <CraigC> OF
13:36:47 <Dave from B™> nope, Graham. You can't talk about hockey until Isles are back in first.:)
13:37:58 <Dave from B™> We will have identical records if we win tonight
13:38:20 <Kevin L™🌵> Do you have the "Movies! Network" Dave?
13:38:56 <Dave from B™> No, I don't believe so
13:39:24 <Dave from B™> Katie, do you have any other info on the GF fire?
13:39:56 <Katie> No. Missoula stations don't have much. I follow Q2 and that's the most detailed so far.
13:40:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Normally an over the air channel but some cable companies have it. They are running a good movie today that is sort of detective. Called Tension.
13:41:03 <GO SOMETHING> CAPS should have a 2 point lead by the end of the night :)
13:41:34 <GO SOMETHING> last game of the season will be fun tho, CAPS and Isles
13:41:43 <GO SOMETHING> of regular season I meant :)
13:42:25 <CraigC> I searched "Tension" on Amazon video and it came up with nasty movies
13:42:50 <CraigC> I'll let you know how they are
13:42:56 <Kevin L™🌵> This one is a B&W from the 50's I think.
13:43:04 <Dave from B™> :D Craig
13:43:11 <CraigC> LOL j/k
13:43:44 <Kevin L™🌵> 1949
13:44:01 <Dave from B™> Craig, are you making any other trips to YNP besides Memorial Day and October? Like trying to catch the pile of dirt erupt?
13:44:43 <Dave from B™> My wife is home tonight so we'll be catching up on our recorded shows
13:44:45 <GO SOMETHING> you talking about F&M Dave?
13:44:51 <CraigC> Dave from B™, no plans, but being retired, I could go on a whim
13:44:52 <Dave from B™> no, SB
13:45:18 <Dave from B™> Well, I know lots of good places we can sleep in our car!:)
13:45:26 <Ryan> GS, thats the pile of rocks
13:45:28 <GO SOMETHING> will we get 41 before the 1y anniversary?
13:45:47 <CraigC> last year we made a spur-of-the-moment detour from a Jackson trip up to UGB for the afternoon
13:45:51 <Ryan> Probably
13:46:04 <Kevin L™🌵> You could split a campground spot.
13:46:16 <Ryan> Whats the end date, G? 3/14?
13:46:29 <Dave from B™> I found a reasonable motel in least it was in October
13:46:29 <GO SOMETHING> yeah but SB should be more like the pile of boulders than just dirt
13:46:35 <Ryan> Heck, if it keeps going like this into June/July we *may* set another record if it goes through last years disturbance.
13:47:10 <Dave from B™> 3/15/18 0521 E maj
13:47:32 <Dave from B™> Yes, we will get #41 before then
13:47:58 <GO SOMETHING> I would say it runs up to the last eruption date time ... but hopefully it doesn't challenge us for that
13:48:16 <Dave from B™> It's possible we can get 45 between 4/19/18 and 4/19/19
13:48:28 <GO SOMETHING> of course next year is a leap year which will mess up everyones yearly stats
13:49:02 <Ryan> Not mine
13:49:10 <GO SOMETHING> yeah it should still keep going up in April ... but then it gets harder
13:49:17 <Dave from B™> I've been watching the last 100 eruption mean interval. In 4 eruptions a 9 year interval drops out
13:49:43 <Dave from B™> Right now the mean interval is at 188 days
13:51:29 <GO SOMETHING> we filled the first 2 pages on GT
13:51:57 <GO SOMETHING> but pushed my two Sept eruptions onto page 2 :(
13:52:33 <Dave from B™> Last 100 still has entries from 1968
13:52:58 <Kevin L™🌵> I remember that one!
13:54:46 <GO SOMETHING> just 3 left in the 60s and 3 in the 70s
13:55:03 <GO SOMETHING> i didnt think people remembered things from the 60s Kevin?
13:55:17 <Dave from B™> It would be fun to get the last 100 mean under 14 days
13:56:03 <Dave from B™> GS, 5 day Grand either today or tomorrow
13:56:19 <Kevin L™🌵> I am good for anything under 15m and anything over 15 years. Other than that, things are fuzzy.
13:58:17 <GO SOMETHING> wow you are an optimist Dave
13:58:51 <Dave from B™> Re the SB or Grand comment or both?
13:59:29 <GO SOMETHING> haha SB. will be hard for Grand today, but could be tomorrow. it seems to be doing under 6 regularly again
13:59:50 <GO SOMETHING> a coupld more years of SB or more would be great Dave
14:00:26 <GO SOMETHING> I have seen more SB eruptions than giantess ... oh, never mind, lots of people are that way round
14:00:35 <Dave from B™> At our current pace, 100 eruptions would take about 2-3 years
14:00:44 <Dave from B™> haha
14:01:01 <Dave from B™> But, did you ever think you would say that?
14:01:53 <GO SOMETHING> nope .... in both cases. expected to see more Giantess eruptions and less SB. of course both are easy to see ie if you are in the park .. not so easy to catch their starts
14:02:18 <GO SOMETHING> so far i am 2 and 1 in that metric
14:02:25 <Dave from B™> It really erks me that I'm the only one in my family who hasn't seen Giantess
14:02:25 <Ryan> SB is easy to catch ie if your not in Norris?
14:02:58 <GO SOMETHING> its easy to catch ie if you are in norris too
14:03:01 <Kevin L™🌵> I only saw it from the start once.
14:03:19 <Dave from B™> I had to leave 1 day early on a family trip to get to work..@#$^#$%^#&
14:03:22 <GO SOMETHING> the first 2 i saw were ie when i headed up from OF to see it
14:03:36 <Dave from B™> That doesn't count
14:03:44 <Ryan> Controversial statement of the year: Steamphase does not count.
14:03:51 <Dave from B™> I can watch steam at my local refinery
14:03:55 <GO SOMETHING> sure it does .. one of my best experiences in 2014
14:04:25 <Ryan> Well then I've seen it twice, heck my steam phase still had water.
14:04:34 <Ryan> No, I saw it once.
14:04:43 <GO SOMETHING> it does that
14:04:51 <Dave from B™> I've unfortunately been in the park twice when a steam phase was announced and didn't go see it.
14:05:03 <Ryan> So does F&M steamphases count?
14:05:10 <Dave from B™> nope
14:05:11 <GO SOMETHING> i told lots of people to go see the steam phase and they were happy they did
14:05:12 <Ryan> I have seen two of those.
14:05:21 <Dave from B™> I have strict guidelines:)
14:05:23 <GO SOMETHING> nope
14:05:35 <Ryan> Same, water phase in duration or it doesnt count lol
14:05:48 <Dave from B™> I've seen 2 Giants without seeing the GHP and I'm barely counting those
14:06:01 <GO SOMETHING> SB and Giantess steam phase count tho
14:06:35 <Katie> Why Dave?
14:06:42 <Kevin L™🌵> Cam is troubled
14:06:45 <Ryan> Giantess's steam phase is a transient part of its eruption - it goes from water to steam and back again during its duration. Steamboat's steamphase is not part of its water event.
14:06:45 <Katie> And I mean why did you break it?
14:06:52 <GO SOMETHING> i have seen one Giant ie ... others i have seen the start of the hot period
14:07:02 <CraigC> Kevin L™🌵, OMH, it actually says that
14:07:22 <GO SOMETHING> actually since it transitions to mixed phase this season i would challenge that statement Ryan
14:07:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Controls are troubled too'
14:08:32 <Ryan> GS, then you're starting to call water phase a possibly 20-30hr event, something I wouldnt be totally opposed to.
14:08:46 <Dave from B™> Katie, the 2 eruptions had GHP's but I was sprinting from the OFI both times. Saw both starts from neat the Daisy Junction on the bike path
14:09:37 <CraigC> Dave from B™, that's no good, doesn't count
14:09:45 <Ryan> But I think the "water phase" of SB is the initial surge to the first steam phase transition. Everything else after that is like the coughing spits of water Giant does after it "ends"
14:09:45 <GO SOMETHING> i think its fine to call the initial time to get to steam the duration, but since it does transition back to water do you count that as another eruption? I dont thik so.
14:10:13 <Ryan> I count i like I count Grand spitting after an eruption, or Giant doing brief weak splashing: afterplay
14:10:41 <Ryan> Its substantially smaller and weaker than the main event, for every other geyser that does that its called afterplay.
14:10:58 <Dave from B™> CraigC, know you know why I tried to sprint from Artemesia when a GHP was called last summer. BTW, I swear Artemesia is further from Giant than Lion
14:11:20 <GO SOMETHING> Giant does a lot of splashing tho
14:11:46 <Ryan> I can think of: Lion (minors), Great Fountain, Grand, Giant
14:11:53 <GO SOMETHING> its pretty easy to call the end of Grand when it drains. SB doesnt behave like that tho
14:11:57 <CraigC> if you aren't there from the start of the GHP, then what's the point, it would have to be a really miserable experience :)
14:12:51 <GO SOMETHING> not called afterplay for them tho. Grand has after bursts - never seen one tho
14:13:04 <GO SOMETHING> Giant has splashing .... but thats not agfterplay
14:13:11 <Ryan> Grand has afterplay
14:13:14 <Dave from B™> hahaha. CraigC, that was my point earlier that gazing is different for everyone. I love the buildup excitement of a GHP, SB OMG, Grand waves, Indy....
14:13:30 <GO SOMETHING> tue, and afterbursts
14:13:38 <Ryan> Its pretty common in the half hour after Grand to see splashing from an empty pool.
14:13:44 <Ryan> But that doesnt mean I have seen Grand
14:13:48 <Dave from B™> I have to go. Have a great evening everyone. Sorry I started this:)
14:13:49 <Dave from B™> :D
14:13:54 <Ryan> Bye Dave, thanks :)
14:14:08 <CraigC> I've only sat on SB once, over 2 days, and when it went after we left, I wasn't even bothered, because I really enjoyed the time I was there hoping for it
14:14:25 <Dave from B™> I think many of us would be surprised what happens when we leave geysers after they erupt
14:14:29 <GO SOMETHING> true thats after the drain tho. SB doesnt do a drain ... except when it does bursts ... haha
14:14:45 <CraigC> cya dave
14:14:50 <Dave from B™> CraigC, so you do like staring at dirt:)
14:14:52 <GO SOMETHING> and then theres the feather restarts, dont get me started on them
14:14:54 <Ryan> SB does have an initial transition to complete steam.
14:15:03 <CraigC> Dave from B™, in some ways, yeah
14:15:21 <Ryan> Its arbitrary - just like waiting for a 2min gap between the splashes at Giant to call the end.
14:15:35 <Dave from B™> We would get along just fine then
14:15:39 <GO SOMETHING> yeah Ryan, i think thats a good measure to capture since the water before then has a wide range of durations
14:15:56 <CraigC> the only downside is having to go to the restroom more as I am older
14:15:57 <GO SOMETHING> you wont get accurate data for events 5, 10, 15h later
14:16:12 <Dave from B™> Especially since you're no longer a d*** (those were your words):D
14:16:20 <CraigC> LMAO
14:16:24 <Dave from B™> :D
14:16:32 <CraigC> my words were, not as much as a ....
14:16:36 <Ryan> Well then when SB transitions to total steam for a set period of tie - thats the end of water phase.
14:16:45 <Ryan> HK and others must have some kind of metric.
14:16:48 <GO SOMETHING> are we ready to debate the GF meter boil as the start? haha
14:17:04 <Dave from B™> Have a great night. It just might be 5 o'clock somewhere
14:17:06 <Ryan> Sure why not lol
14:17:15 <Ryan> Thats easy - lets talk about LOCKS
14:17:32 <Dave from B™>
14:17:35 <GO SOMETHING> or if the FTn rise is the start
14:18:04 <GO SOMETHING> ok Dave .. i will stop before you ban me
14:18:05 <Ryan> I think whatever is the generally agreed "point of no return" is the start
14:18:29 <Ryan> Which, needless to say, is about when East Vent surges. GF does a 1m boil, and Ftn splashes after a rise.
14:28:01 <Kevin L™🌵> Talk about locks with Dave and he may give you a fish and a bagel.
14:57:42 <ynpvisitor118> All a lock is a radio call to get your bu** down here
14:59:54 <Ryan> I've only called one, and I think I said, "Uhh, I think we are at what most people would call a lock."
15:09:26 <LindaG> Kevin L™🌵, I replied to your email.
15:10:04 <Kevin L™🌵> I haven't got it. Do you want it?
15:11:28 <Kevin L™🌵> OK, I got it. Duh!
15:19:23 <LindaG>
15:44:06 <Kevin L™🌵> Well we have bubblers. That means that it should go between now and Saturday morning.
15:53:34 <ynpvisitor86> I'd say next 12 hours Kevin. It does seem to go at least 1 day 3 hours after the short ones, it did that again this morning.
15:54:48 <ynpvisitor86> Grand before dark.
16:27:58 <ynpvisitor25> Can tell the roads are totally closed when YNM seismo looks this flat
16:30:44 <ynpvisitor59> waves on grand
16:31:23 <ynpvisitor25> nice!
16:31:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Good eyes.
16:31:47 <ynpvisitor25> You gonna call it on the radio?
16:32:26 <ynpvisitor59> Only if no one is listening
16:32:43 <ynpvisitor59> Maybe we should wait until OF is done
16:34:50 <Sam> Strange to see it so light out at this time! But I guess we spring forward this weekend
16:35:09 <ynpvisitor59> Quality camera really helps too
16:35:13 <Kevin L™🌵> Unless you live in Arizona.
16:35:18 <Sam> Doesn’t seem that long ago it was pitch black
16:35:51 <ynpvisitor59> Kevin, what kind of race is your son in on Saturday?
16:36:00 <Sam> Kevin, my brother lives in Scottsdale.
16:36:09 <ynpvisitor25> It's crazy seeing how much brighter the camera can make it
16:36:56 <Sam> What time did the eruption start? I’ll log it
16:37:02 <Kevin L™🌵> It is a skid plate race. Front wheel drive cars with two tires and the rear "tires" are steel skid plates.
16:37:08 <Sam> Or is someone else gonna get it?
16:37:48 <ynpvisitor59> Hope he does well
16:38:12 <Kevin L™🌵> If he doesn't crash that is considered good.
16:38:16 <ynpvisitor59> I would guess start was 1832
16:38:37 <Sam> Kevin got it. Thanks!
16:38:50 <Kevin L™🌵> I got it
16:38:52 <ynpvisitor59> OK...time for Grand
16:39:05 <Sam> Time for Lion too!
16:40:21 <Kevin L™🌵> Lion has been sleeping
16:40:43 <ynpvisitor59> He has to wakeup before it sleeps tonight
16:40:45 <Sam> It was splashing earlier today.
16:40:49 <ynpvisitor25> It had a couple small burps
16:43:12 <ynpvisitor59> No 5 Grand day today
16:44:42 <Sam> Good bye static cam view
16:46:01 <ynpvisitor59> Grand
16:46:10 <ynpvisitor59> 1845
16:46:52 <Kevin L™🌵> Light won't let us get too close
16:47:23 <ynpvisitor66> yay Grand
16:47:28 <ynpvisitor59> Still a decent view
16:49:12 <ynpvisitor59> Then, maybe Lion
16:55:04 <ynpvisitor59> looks like a 1b
16:55:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Doggies
16:55:32 <ynpvisitor59> moving fast
17:01:16 <ynpvisitor78> riverside
17:12:00 <ynpvisitor112> Time for lion and bh
17:12:26 <Ryan> Lion
17:12:29 <Kevin L™🌵> Well there is Lion
17:12:39 <ynpvisitor112> Late comers
17:13:25 <ynpvisitor112> I am delayed and lion was going when I joined.
17:14:12 <Kevin L™🌵> I must be lagged. It went at 1912 for me
17:15:03 <ynpvisitor112> I am sure someone who like reruns will find the correct time.
17:15:58 <Kevin L™🌵> I just posted as ns. Probably 1911
17:17:24 <ynpvisitor112> So are you still old school with a wired layout?
17:18:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Yes I am. I wouldn't mind trying the bluetooth controls for a garden layout though.
17:19:37 <ynpvisitor112> I remember when the "new" electronic transformers came out. People were all excited about more realistic start ups.
17:19:49 <ynpvisitor112> I just wanted a dual controler.
17:20:30 <Kevin L™🌵> Yep the pulse power units. They did (and still do) work great.
17:21:36 <Kevin L™🌵> The nice thing on DCC is where you can control lights and speeds of individual locomotives. Sound would have been a plus a few years back.
17:22:45 <LindaG> Nice to see lion
17:23:48 <Kevin L™🌵> I was beginning to wonder about it. Yesterdays Aurum was good too.
17:24:20 <ynpvisitor112> With enough controllers and blocks, you can do it old school.
17:24:30 <LindaG> I just got some, was at a bird club meeting
17:24:43 <LindaG> *home
17:24:52 <ynpvisitor112> Or go crazy with a computer and let it run them.
17:25:25 <Kevin L™🌵> Smaller layouts help also. I don't like to get too complicated.
17:26:14 <ynpvisitor112> Bird brains, or bird watchers?
17:26:34 <LindaG> 😊 watchers
17:27:59 <ynpvisitor112> It was so much easier in the old days, one train, one transformer. Set switches by hand flicking the little tab with a finger nail.
17:28:23 <ynpvisitor112> Must more fun then hanging with phds
17:29:04 <Kevin L™🌵> Yep. That is the way mine works.
17:29:08 <ynpvisitor112> You watch local or international?
17:32:44 <ynpvisitor112> I still have all the stuff to make up signals from a old article in model railroader from the late 70's.
17:33:38 <Kevin L™🌵> I still even have some of those!. The new stuff with led is so much better.
17:34:03 <ynpvisitor112> How anyone found out the inside of a hypodermic needle looked like a switch base?
17:38:23 <ynpvisitor112> Well, time for burnt offerings. Enjoy bh
17:55:16 <LindaG> Bee doesnt look like its doing much better ☹
17:59:00 <Kevin L™🌵> It likes the dark now.
17:59:28 <LindaG> Yup
17:59:46 <LindaG> A strange geyser
18:01:19 <LindaG> OF ie
18:18:18 <ynpvisitor95> Alright graham we’re tied again. Go Isles!
18:19:53 <Kevin L™🌵> Bet you don't play the caps for the Stanley Cup.
18:20:25 <ynpvisitor95> That’s not possible:)
18:27:24 <LindaG> Lion
18:28:00 <Kevin L™🌵> Fuzzy kitty
18:29:22 <LindaG> Looks cool against the black
18:33:27 <Kevin L™🌵> Wow. The Wild shutout Tampa Bay 3-0.
18:47:14 <LindaG> Good luck with bee. Good night
18:48:08 <Kevin L™🌵> Good Knight
19:48:21 <ynpvisitor61> Kevin broke it
19:49:35 <ynpvisitor51> Wild played well
19:50:48 <Teri> webcam down