Showing logs for date: 2022-04-01
07:22:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> mc
07:23:44 <Kat> GO STEAMBOAT, Morning
07:24:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning. nice to see the bit of snow
07:24:47 <Kat> Only 7 degrees though!
07:34:44 <Mike J> Two months and two days until my trip to the park. Huzzah!!!
07:35:06 <Kat> Mike J, Yay!
07:35:51 <Kat> Sawmill
07:37:35 <Kat> :daisy:
07:42:23 <x> yep 0736
07:45:59 <x> 0742
07:46:14 <Kat> I knpow
07:46:22 <Kat> *
07:47:06 <x> nice that Grand was caught
07:47:07 <Kat> My typing error
07:49:01 <x> last two 7 hour + interval
07:59:10 <Kat> BSB steam
08:04:55 <linda> morning
08:05:10 <Kat> Hi Linda
08:05:40 <linda> Kat, hi
08:09:19 <linda> snowed
08:09:34 <linda> nice
08:09:50 <Kat> Just a nice covering!
08:10:03 <linda> yeah pretty
08:11:40 <Kat> Looks like they changed the angle of the Mammoth cam
08:14:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> opening is 2 weeks today. who will be there first?
08:15:03 <GO STEAMBOAT> May 17 for me
08:15:29 <Kat> It won't be me! :(
08:32:06 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I just read a note that said due to the price of gas the NPS does not have the budget for proper patrol of the park so it won't open until Memorial Day.
08:36:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> Grand Canyon NP has a great post on FB thi morning
08:37:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> i expect that will change by tomorrow Kevin :)
08:39:26 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I guess I should look at the calendar. I also got a good one from one of the pen supply houses I use. But by now you know you don't need no stinking calendar anymore!
08:40:06 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> The sad thing is, it was believable.
08:45:05 <Kat> OF
08:45:26 <GO STEAMBOAT> haha, gas prices have not gone up that much. some people think they have more than doubled when they are up more like 1/3 here
08:46:01 <Kat> What are they on CO?
08:46:07 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> It was $5.69 in Boulder City last night.
08:46:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> they have dropped about 20 cents here
08:46:44 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I was paying $2.23 18 months ago.
08:46:45 <Kat> Ouch Kevin
08:47:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> iwell dont forget, there was a total glut of oil and very low priced then
08:47:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> they had to pay people to take the oil away at Cushing
08:48:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> when the oil futures went negative
08:48:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> its $3.69 here in Denver
08:49:21 <Kat> It's 4.29 here in Florida
08:50:13 <GO STEAMBOAT> several places under $5 in Boulder City per Gas Buddy
08:50:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> says the highest price locally is $5.59 - you were robbed Kevin
08:51:18 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I didn't buy any, just saw the sign.
08:52:24 <GO STEAMBOAT> oh ok. shop around when you do need it
08:52:40 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> My friend owns the Sinclair there. He told me what he paid for a load. Totally stunning.
08:52:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> lot of steam in Boardwalk area
08:53:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> it was under $3 here this winter which is "normal", so its up about 1/3 now, maybe even less
08:53:50 <Kat> ON FB Cooke City Friends posted they just released the 1st of 75 kangaroos in Yellowstone LOL
08:54:07 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice
08:54:07 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Whole hill is steamy. Looks like BH went to dark.
08:54:24 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> That is good Kat.
08:54:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> might be interesting to look at the capture to see when that steam started up on the hill
08:54:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> looks like boardwalk area?
08:55:25 <Kat> Where do you want to see?
08:55:34 <GO STEAMBOAT> how do we get a capture done, not something i do
08:55:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> in front of pump
08:56:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> left of Giantess
08:56:30 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> It is in the command section.
08:56:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> steam inside the boardwalk loop, dying down now
08:56:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> between BH and pump
08:57:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> thanks
08:57:58 <Kat> Isn't that Plate?
09:02:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> plate is over by sponge
09:03:17 <Kat> Not sure then ....
09:08:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> looked at the picture attached to the prior eruption on GT and its a different spot
09:11:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> its $4.29 in West Yellowstone. you should move there Kevin :)
09:12:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> it was $3.something in Jan, so the war hasnt pushed it up that much
09:13:10 <Mike J> $4.29. Cheaper than Phoenix.
09:14:32 <Kat> Wonder if gas prices will keep some people home this year
09:15:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> i doubt it. the increase isnt much compared to all the other costs
09:15:40 <GO STEAMBOAT> more people are working and have money to spend plus wanna get away syndrome
09:15:58 <Kat> That's true
09:16:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> unemployment is down to about where it was pre-pandemic, which is about full employment
09:16:52 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I think it will. I already cut out another trip. The 20% increase at the grocery stores is also a factor.
09:17:34 <Kat> That's where I take a hit - like many
09:19:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> you are getting gauged in NV Kevin, nationally they are up less than 9% year to date
09:19:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> of course thats for a generic basket
09:19:59 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am guessing that Caviar has gone up due to embargos .... or maybe theres a boycott on it?
09:20:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> i just think nationally there will be a big domestic travel rush this year. tourism industry is expecting it
09:21:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> some foreign travelers will return too, gas is cheap here for them
09:21:06 <Mike J> My caviar bill has stayed steady. 0 = 0
09:21:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> haha, mine too
09:21:18 <Kat> Mike J, lol
09:21:29 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Most of my must haves have really gone up. Insurance is nuts. There may be lots of travel but I cancelled Yellowstone and only have my train trip.
09:24:33 <linda> tardy ie
09:24:41 <linda> or was
09:24:48 <Kat> :thumbsup:
09:26:04 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I looked at my friend's gas price today and it is down 17 cents. That means overnight he took a $5100 hit for the value of gas in his tanks. Glad I am not a businessman now.
09:27:14 <linda> shadow?
09:27:42 <linda> gone
09:29:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> make money when the price goes up, lose money when it goes down
09:29:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> sad thing is people want domestic oil production but forget that means the prices have to be high for it to be economical for the producers
09:31:14 <GO STEAMBOAT> sometimes the jumps are when they get deliveries too, thats why a lot of stations will have a jump up or down in price. not sure about your friends situation tho
09:32:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> gas is a pretty cutthroat business
09:32:15 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> He does have good pearl ice for my Diet Dew though.
09:33:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> :thumbsup:
09:33:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> sorry to hear you cancelled your Yellowstone trip tho
09:35:31 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I just can't do the walks and hills much anymore so I decided to just sit on a train. IF we go to my daughters place we may do a day trip there. And I do have a cheap place to stay at Zion.
09:36:58 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Wife retired so that takes out about 80% of her income so things are tight, especially with bills from doctors.
09:37:54 <GO STEAMBOAT> yeah, the walking at high elevation is tough but you can do some car gazing, hope you get there for a day.
09:38:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> Zion was great when i went in Feb, just after the snowstorm
09:39:16 <Kat> :daisy:
09:40:25 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Did you go in the south gate?
09:41:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> yes, several ties
09:41:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> times
09:41:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> hiked Angels Landing and the Narrows
09:42:14 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> You passed our place then. We are the last house on the right before the park, just south of the Tribal Arts place.
09:42:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> ok, i wondered. i went to Zion Outfitters for the river gear
09:45:08 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> We owned the vacant lot next to Tribal Arts but sold it to them since we probably wouldn't use it and vacant urban land is a nightmare.
09:45:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> have you decided what to do with your house?
09:46:44 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Back in my younger years I did the Narrows from the top (east side of the park) down. About killed me but what a hike.
09:47:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> i would like to do that sometime. went upriver until the water was too deep. didnt get to Big Spring as there was a big rock and a deep pool by it
09:47:52 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> We are keeping the house. My Son is living there now. My Dad let it got to pot so he is fixing it up. Looks pretty good now.
09:47:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> several people checked it out and turned around
09:48:12 <GO STEAMBOAT> Dep
09:48:25 <Kat> :thumbsup:
09:48:55 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Big Spring was about halfway. We stopped and soaked in it. Felt sooooooo good.
09:49:16 <linda> so on another subject is the government sending out money, because I just got a deposit, says treasury but socical security and it's not my time for that
09:50:27 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> When we got in everyone had to camp. I went to the house which my Aunt was living in and soaked in a tub and slept on a nice soft bed. Boy did I catch Hell on the trip home!
09:50:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> i didnt get any. did you file taxes?
09:50:54 <linda> well last hyear I did and haven't received it, but it should be more than that unless I made a mistake.
09:51:07 <linda> It's weird
09:51:08 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Election year Linda.
09:51:14 <linda> lol
09:51:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> you expected a refund last year and didnt get it?
09:51:44 <linda> yup
09:51:49 <kc (working)> OF snuck in there
09:51:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe thats what it is
09:51:54 <linda> Did the same thing to me last year.
09:52:12 <linda> I guess, I'll have to wait and see if they send paper backup
09:52:28 <Kat> They are very late getting tax checks out - way behind!
09:52:58 <GO STEAMBOAT> i owe money, didnt have enough withheld as i retired
09:52:59 <linda> Last year I received mine in April but they had lost it and I had to refile. Haven't had the energy to call them this year, it takes soooo long
09:53:37 <linda> I'm going to get killed this year
09:53:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> so you dont efile?
09:54:10 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> This is the house Graham. Dead tree is gone and it has other items fixed.
09:55:01 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> My taxes are WAY above my pay grade now. We send the stuff out, sign some paper and send them a large check. :p
09:55:39 <linda> :(
09:56:01 <linda> my return should have been double what I received today. hmmmm
09:56:44 <Kat> linda, that sounds weird!
09:56:59 <linda> Kat, it is weird
09:57:46 <linda> I could have made a mistake Tom was real sick at the time and I was stressed.
09:58:34 <Kat> They should have sent you a letter of explanation!
09:58:56 <linda> maybe it will show in the next day or two
09:59:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> nice spot Kevin
10:00:08 <LindaG> Signing in
10:00:35 <LindaG> Got it
10:01:03 <Kat> Great! Have a good afternoon :)
10:01:36 <Greg (working)> Thanks for driving Kat. Linda, enjoy your drive.
10:02:05 <LindaG> Greg (working), thx
10:02:12 <LindaG> Lake looks nice
10:02:29 <Kat> Greg (working), yw
10:02:44 <KorbenC> Oblong
10:03:27 <KorbenC> I think
10:03:39 <KorbenC> yes
10:05:17 <LindaG> Not sure about oblong
10:05:25 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Oblong has been getting good.
10:05:40 <LindaG> seemed too quick
10:05:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> should be a big cloud if it erupts
10:05:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe just a push now
10:05:55 <GO STEAMBOAT> or starting
10:06:01 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> May be a push. Worth keeping an eye on it.
10:06:14 <Kat> Doesn't look like it
10:06:55 <KorbenC> Jarno agreed?
10:07:38 <GO STEAMBOAT> 0957 (ie), so it would be over now probably
10:08:16 <LindaG> The last video shows it at 09:57
10:08:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> so it was ie then
10:08:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> as i keep saying, you cant call the start from the cam
10:09:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> but since thats always true, they can just be assumed to be ie
10:09:39 <GO STEAMBOAT> even tho they dont get entered correctly
10:15:56 <LindaG> GO STEAMBOAT, are you saying that all the geysers should be entered ie from cam or just ones that really are distant?
10:17:16 <GO STEAMBOAT> oblong starts when it floods but the webcam (and in park observers) see the steam from the bursting
10:17:23 <KorbenC> I think most can be entered w/o ie, but Oblong thumps and stuff before it erupts, so it is impossible too tell, at least that is my take
10:17:33 <GO STEAMBOAT> so by the time we see big steam on the cam, Oblong is already ie
10:17:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> same if you see it from Grand
10:18:04 <GO STEAMBOAT> some geysers we can clearly see the start on the cam.
10:18:15 <LindaG> GO STEAMBOAT, ok. or can NS be entered?
10:18:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> others like Daisy sometimes get entered too early from the cam!
10:18:28 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I always post Daisy ie
10:18:49 <KorbenC> GO STEAMBOAT, no joke, sometimes I see the Daisy time while I am waiting for it :P
10:18:49 <LindaG> whenever I see oblong it's already erupting, I would know really, it's way to far
10:18:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> i think some people replay the video and think the splashes that occur before it starts were the start - you cant see the pool of Daisy well enough to be sure from the cam
10:19:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> JarnoO seems to put them as start times, but he hasnt seen how it behaves in person to understand it
10:19:55 <Kat> I usually post it ns or ie
10:20:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> i always post as ie when i see it from Grand
10:20:32 <LindaG> I suppose it's true for all geysers from cam, even OF
10:20:33 <Kat> :thumbsup:
10:20:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> no Linda, you can get OF from the cam, and then the wc allows for any lag
10:21:09 <LindaG> Ok
10:21:28 <Kat> I agree with GO STEAMBOAT, there are some that you can clearly see start - especially when zoomed in
10:21:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am not opposed to entering start times in general. its just not right for some
10:21:44 <Kat> :thumbsup:
10:22:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> also if you see, say Riverside, early in the minute, then its ns. if you see the big cloud late in the minute, then it can be start
10:22:20 <LindaG> Ok I'll limit to OF, ns or ie it shall be :)
10:22:23 <KorbenC> I flagged Jarnos entry
10:22:52 <KorbenC> That is a long bs explanation he gave for puttting ie on there :)
10:23:06 <GO STEAMBOAT> as i said Korben, all the Oblong wc times are ie, so its not really that bad
10:23:17 <KorbenC> :thumbsup:
10:24:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> as i said, JannoO hasnt seen it erupt. it has cycles with increased steam, but the start is something you can only determine when you see it from the boardwalk. you cant tell based on steam increases on the webcam
10:25:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> you also cant see the end of the eruption on the webcam either
10:25:24 <KorbenC> I would even argue that from the bw can be difficult
10:25:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> it can be done
10:26:35 <GO STEAMBOAT> the bigger problem is things like Daisy if they get entered too early, that pisses off the gazers in park that know it was entered wrong?
10:26:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> or Bulger minors that dont actually happen
10:27:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> JarnoO's comment indicates he is aware of the issue and doesnt care
10:28:00 <LindaG> GO STEAMBOAT, at what point from cam is daisy considered erupting. I usually.wait for steam cloud to be considerable.
10:28:17 <KorbenC> well, he has never been there and has no idea what Oblong looks like or how it behaves
10:28:19 <LindaG> What would be early?
10:28:45 <KorbenC> Linda, sometimes people enter wc daisy titmes 5mins before it acttually erupts
10:28:58 <LindaG> Why?
10:29:27 <LindaG> and I suppose that should be ns also
10:29:58 <KorbenC> I am still confused on that but it has happened to me, I think they confuse one of the splashes for the start, so some gazers will see it at the right time and be confused
10:30:38 <LindaG> Tardy ie
10:31:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> well entering Daisy 5min before is odd
10:31:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> usually its just a 1m discreoancy if any
10:31:52 <LindaG> just the delay.alone throws everything off
10:32:57 <GO STEAMBOAT> You cant see the daisy pool from the cam, so if people replay video they might think the early steam increase is the start of the eruption even if its just splashes
10:33:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> Daisy can have good splashes and stop before it starts, like OF or Bee
10:33:29 <LindaG> :thumbsup:
10:33:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> once you see the column rise you can enter the start
10:33:51 <LindaG> Ok I want to right and not.annoy.people
10:34:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> its subtle but i know it did anoy some people a lot in park
10:34:52 <GO STEAMBOAT> and it got worse when they changed the merging algorithm so the earliest start time takes priority, not the in-park start time
10:35:03 <LindaG> ok that usually what I do for daisy, too far off for anything else really
10:35:15 <GO STEAMBOAT> exactly
10:37:09 <LindaG> Riverside
10:37:31 <LindaG> so is that start
10:37:43 <LindaG> I usually put NS
10:37:51 <LindaG> if I see it rise up
10:38:09 <GO STEAMBOAT> i didnt ee it before the cam panned over
10:38:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> it would be ie since it is coming and going
10:38:44 <LindaG> Ok
10:38:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> and we dont knw if it started earlier
10:39:13 <LindaG> I would never enter start for it, either ns
10:39:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> the wind is blowing it down too
10:40:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> if no wind it would be easier to guess it was ns, but cant tell otherwise
10:41:00 <LindaG> :thumbsup:
10:41:44 <KorbenC> I just booked Madison campground in the middle of August incase my leg has not healed fully by June (50/50 shot). :(
10:42:06 <LindaG> :thumbsup:
10:42:28 <KorbenC> 3-4weeks until I can walk around the house, I wish I could just get up and make myself a sandwich :P lol.
10:42:56 <LindaG> KorbenC, you can't even stand on it?
10:43:07 <GO STEAMBOAT> thats no fun
10:43:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> you on crutches?
10:43:28 <LindaG> Wow
10:43:36 <KorbenC> Linda, I can stand on it with aboutt 1/2 my body weight
10:43:50 <KorbenC> but I cannot rotate it or my ankle.
10:43:56 <GO STEAMBOAT> what about school?
10:44:03 <KorbenC> GO STEAMBOAT, yes, I have a CAM Boot and crutches
10:44:24 <KorbenC> I will go back next week with my boot and crutches, people will just have to help me around
10:45:10 <GO STEAMBOAT> i am sure they will
10:45:41 <LindaG> Bee awfully quiet
10:45:45 <KorbenC> I am 5 days into my injury, here in three weeks I can start weening off my crutches
10:45:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> at least you will be more mobile by summer
10:46:27 <LindaG> haven't seen bee in a bit
10:46:34 <KorbenC> GO STEAMBOAT, yes, 3 more weeks with no weightbearing, then another week or two with the boot, then very slow return to walking for 8 weeks.
10:46:52 <LindaG> yikes
10:47:21 <GO STEAMBOAT> when do you go to YNP? Maybe we will be able to keep up with you on the BW :)
10:47:21 <KorbenC> Could be worse, could be the guy who was in the ER next to me with his knee cap near his hip :)
10:47:26 <LindaG> Splashes
10:47:54 <KorbenC> GO STEAMBOAT, ideally the second week of june, but if I am not 100% I will delay to Madison in August.
10:49:41 <GO STEAMBOAT> hopefully you are better by then
10:50:22 <KorbenC> Thanks, me too.
10:53:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> haha ... Frontier Airlines has an add with Dino's on the plane tails.
10:53:37 <KorbenC> a what?
10:58:26 <LindaG> Sawmill stopped
10:59:52 <Betty> hi all
11:00:16 <linda> Betty, hi
11:00:30 <Betty> hi Linda
11:01:00 <GO STEAMBOAT> Frontier has wildlife on the tails of its planes. the add invites people to send in real pictures of dinosaurs to be used on the planes tails
11:01:53 <KorbenC> That is a thing they did :P
11:01:53 <Betty> hi GO STEAMBOAT, KorbenC
11:02:06 <KorbenC> Hi Betty
11:02:10 <Betty> how are you doing, Korben?
11:02:11 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Hi Betty
11:02:18 <Betty> hi Kevin
11:03:06 <KorbenC> Betty, everything hurts exceptt for the broken bone :) How bout you?
11:03:51 <Betty> same here, just no broken bone, lol
11:03:59 <KorbenC> lol
11:04:53 <Betty> such a bummer ski season is already over for you :-(
11:07:06 <KorbenC> That is for sure, and I cant climb until mid June
11:07:36 <KorbenC> but its April, so not super long and once I get back to my full ability I will be on a rampage :)
11:07:45 <LindaG> Well at least you didn't a mountain
11:07:59 <KorbenC> LindaG, thas true.
11:08:25 <KorbenC> I can forever say I skied a run while I had a broken leg.
11:08:34 <LindaG> Pretty little.clouds up there
11:08:48 <Betty> :-p
11:11:00 <KorbenC> Betty, if you come out to Colorado I can take you skiing now, you will probably be faster than me.
11:13:58 <Betty> hhahaha, you sure are, even if you would go backwards, lol
11:23:06 <Betty> we got snow today
11:23:23 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> :p
11:39:20 <linda> OF
11:41:20 <linda> SHORT
11:42:46 <linda> daisy ie
11:55:17 <john> Good morning! šŸ–šŸ½
11:55:32 <linda> john, hi
11:55:40 <Betty> hello John
11:55:42 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> hi
11:56:11 <john> Hello Linda, Betty and Kevin! I hope you all are doing well!
11:56:52 <Betty> I do!
11:57:44 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I guess I will find out in a couple of hours.
11:58:30 <LindaG> I am. How r u?
11:59:14 <john> what's going on kevin?
11:59:22 <john> doing okay linda
12:00:24 <linda> john, :thumbsup:
12:12:15 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Getting things done that I missed last week for the most part.
12:20:21 <john> :thumbsup:
12:21:48 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> We did get through both construction zones with no issues!
12:22:22 <john> good, going to be a major bear this summer...
12:24:06 <linda> bee is alive think it will wait for the guys
12:25:22 <john> that would be very kind of bee and you linda...
12:25:39 <linda> :) i aim to please
12:26:03 <john> :lol:
12:26:27 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> The Arizona bridge will be a while. They are adding width to it with the Godzilla crane. (I want to see those beams.) Looks like NDOT is just going to resurface the Bundy Bridge so they should be out around mid June.
12:27:12 <john> just what we need... NOT!
12:29:48 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> From what I can find out, they were doing just a resurface on it and found it had a few more issues so they are doing them now. It was supposed to be done now but it will be mid June. They are doing an asphalt overlay on the entire section from Mormon Mesa to around MP 118.
12:31:47 <john> oh boy... seems never ending... such is life...
12:32:38 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I think I-15 has been under construction since 1962 in Vegas.
12:38:57 <john> wow! I take 91 at mesquite to SG
12:39:39 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I learned that the hard way.
12:44:49 <john> :thumbsup:
12:53:21 <linda> of
12:57:57 <john> 60 years and counting Kevin... whoa
13:08:36 <Greg (working)> Kevin, what kind of delay is there on I15 then southbound?
13:09:38 <linda> castle ie
13:10:14 <Greg (working)> Nice. Looks like my shift will be staring at the sky
13:10:18 <Greg (working)> haha
13:10:40 <DanS working> :castle:
13:10:52 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> It can be horrible. There is a bridge at Beaver Dam in Arizona that can be an hour and then going up Mormon Mesa is horrible. I was seeing times from Mesquite to Glendale over 2 hours.
13:11:28 <Greg (working)> And this will be thru mid June?
13:11:43 <john> :thumbsup:
13:11:59 <Greg (working)> Guess we will not come home thru Vegas.
13:12:09 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Which probably translates to August Greg.
13:12:57 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Not as bad late nights and early mornings.
13:13:35 <Greg (working)> We were going to stop and see John and you on our way home from YNP.
13:14:23 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Right now the time for the 40 miles is 45 minutes.
13:53:30 <john> let me know when you are ready linda
13:54:05 <linda> ok I'll sign off
13:54:25 <linda> controls released
13:54:38 <john> :thumbsup: thanks linda!
13:54:48 <Greg (working)> Thanks for driving Linda, John have a fun drive
13:56:35 <john> :thumbsup: thanks buddy
13:57:06 <linda> enjoy
13:57:17 <john> :thumbsup:
14:13:53 <linda> If you are on facebook check out the Grand Canyon National Park facebook page
14:14:34 <linda> They are having a special exchange program with Yellowstone lol
14:15:28 <Greg (working)> Linda, HAHAHA
14:16:09 <linda> :)
14:17:04 <Greg (working)> How many people will fall for that?
14:17:34 <linda> lol, hopefully no one
14:17:54 <john> :daisy::thumbsup:
14:18:14 <john> no daisy just a thumbs up!
14:18:34 <linda> I would be concerned about that person
14:33:42 <GO STEAMBOAT> linda, does that mean you can raft over Grand Prismatic Spring now?
14:34:53 <linda> GO STEAMBOAT, >(
14:35:13 <linda> GO STEAMBOAT, Looks like a great view though
14:36:06 <linda> maybe a bunjee jump into it
14:36:54 <john> OF
14:37:32 <linda> cya later
14:38:00 <john> cya linda
14:52:15 <Betty> bulger ie
15:21:57 <john> :grand:
15:36:22 <Zero> go wide check Daisy
15:40:34 <Zero> must have fallen asleep:)
15:51:16 <Greg (working)> John, let me know when you have released the controls, and I will log in.
15:51:55 <john> :thumbsup:
16:01:03 <john> going to log off greg I dont know where we are on :daisy:
16:01:21 <Greg šŸ¤ > ok, thanks for driving John
16:03:25 <john> :thumbsup:
16:12:34 <Greg šŸ¤ > OF time
16:13:29 <Greg šŸ¤ > Nice shadows
16:27:00 <Greg šŸ¤ > OF was at 16:12:34 fyi
16:27:54 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> What was the star date?
16:35:37 <Greg šŸ¤ > :daisy: ?
16:36:10 <Greg šŸ¤ > Guess it was a stream screen
16:37:07 <Ben VL> gonna guess daisy around 1730?
16:37:21 <Greg šŸ¤ > :thumbsup:
16:37:39 <Ben VL> it has been very fast this week
16:37:45 <Ben VL> a lot under 2h
16:38:19 <Greg šŸ¤ > Thank you Ben VL, any updates for Lion of Bee?
16:40:27 <Ben VL> BH could really be anytime, I guess. No time yesterday so who knows but afternoon seems likely. As for lion, idk. This evening sounds realistic but I have not been paying as close of attention to it
16:46:22 <Greg šŸ¤ > Kevin, did the chickens miss you?
16:51:04 <Greg šŸ¤ > Maybe Aurum will surprise us soon
16:54:46 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> They must have. been giving me a lot f eggs.
16:55:02 <Greg šŸ¤ > haha
17:04:57 <Greg šŸ¤ > Riverside
17:18:46 <Greg šŸ¤ > :lion:
17:21:48 <john> :thumbsup:
17:30:25 <Ben VL> daisy check?
17:31:51 <Greg šŸ¤ > :daisy:
17:32:06 <Greg šŸ¤ > Good call Ben
17:32:15 <Ben VL> thanks
17:33:53 <Ben VL> 5h ~50m triple, 3x 1h ~56m
17:49:58 <Greg šŸ¤ > OF time
17:50:09 <Greg šŸ¤ > Nice shadows
17:50:11 <Greg šŸ¤ > rainbow
17:57:10 <linda> Bee still holding out?
17:57:36 <Greg šŸ¤ > Yup, but I am determined.
18:00:48 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> It looks bored
18:01:56 <Greg šŸ¤ > It does
18:03:04 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Mesquite to Glendale has been 40-45 minutes all day.
18:03:29 <Greg šŸ¤ > What is the normal
18:04:05 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Running smooth 35 to 45 minutes.
18:04:56 <linda> :)
18:05:07 <linda> arty
18:05:13 <linda> ie
18:05:20 <Greg šŸ¤ > :thumbsup:
18:08:49 <linda> lol our Governor of New Jersey today changed the state bird to be the middle finger. hahahah
18:09:20 <Greg šŸ¤ > I saw that and he even demonstrated it
18:09:32 <linda> lol
18:09:43 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> He can give it to our governor...
18:09:55 <Greg šŸ¤ > ours too
18:10:39 <linda> There were some funny ones out there today
18:11:07 <Greg šŸ¤ > Yes, at my office and family we called it a no joke day.
18:12:08 <linda> no one tried one on me today
18:12:14 <linda> which is good
18:12:30 <Greg šŸ¤ > I was just typing is that a good think or no
18:12:54 <linda> :)
18:13:35 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> A pen supplier announced 2 new products: Belly button lint remover and q-tip holder.
18:14:36 <Greg šŸ¤ > haha
18:14:46 <linda> >(
18:15:07 <Greg šŸ¤ > I see the kangaroo post was back
18:15:30 <linda> Greg šŸ¤ , I like that one, someone I know believed it. lol
18:15:56 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Should have posted Aurum and Plume reactivated.
18:16:28 <linda> Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ, yeah, but theyd probably hate us afterwards
18:16:57 <Greg šŸ¤ > I was thinking that, but I posted this instead, Maybe Aurum will surprise us soon
18:17:17 <Greg šŸ¤ > Wasn't sure how that would be taken by the serious peeps here
18:17:28 <linda> we could report a 10 ft eruption for marmot tail lol
18:17:33 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Oblong looks hot.
18:18:45 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> How about Xanterra lowering their prices to a normal price for a room of that type and installing wifi.
18:19:03 <linda> >(
18:19:22 <Greg šŸ¤ > what is normal?
18:19:36 <Greg šŸ¤ > my cabin rate is $125 a night
18:20:06 <linda> Greg šŸ¤ , which cabin? bathroom?
18:20:17 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> What you you pay for a 10'x10' room with a 3'x6' bath?
18:20:21 <Greg šŸ¤ > Lake Lodge and yest, twin beds too
18:20:38 <linda> Greg šŸ¤ , oh ok I was thinking here at OF
18:20:57 <Greg šŸ¤ > ahhh
18:21:07 <linda> I think my cabin was $182 maybe mroe
18:21:32 <Greg šŸ¤ > I was joking, mine is $189 a night at Lake Lodge
18:21:47 <linda> Greg šŸ¤ , lol so you got me
18:21:54 <Greg šŸ¤ > I remember when cabins were $69 at Lake Lodge
18:22:59 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I remember paying $49 for a budget cabin at OF. And that was for a week!
18:23:15 <Greg šŸ¤ > Nice.
18:23:27 <Greg šŸ¤ > You must be old
18:23:34 <Greg šŸ¤ > >(
18:24:00 <linda> Greg šŸ¤ , I was thinking the same thing, but didn't say it because we are the same age Ha!
18:24:03 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Gas was $1.26 and we thought it was insane!
18:24:15 <Greg šŸ¤ > Those were the days
18:24:29 <linda> I remember $.50
18:24:43 <Greg šŸ¤ > yes we are too Linda
18:25:10 <linda> :)
18:25:11 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> We sold it for $0.26 at the place I worked in high school.
18:25:32 <Greg šŸ¤ > Cheapest I ever bought gas for was $0.12 a gal.
18:25:52 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> That beats me!
18:26:13 <linda> Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ, You are right It had increased to 50c and that was stunning
18:26:20 <Greg šŸ¤ > Madisom WI 72, a gas war
18:26:44 <linda> I had a toyota in 1973 and two bucks went a long way for gas
18:27:02 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Sounds more fierce than a Bears Packers game.
18:27:32 <Greg šŸ¤ > I'll take the game. price lasted a day or two
18:28:29 <linda> churn looks steamy
18:29:02 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> I had a great government teacher that played for the Bears in 1932. We had some fun prodding on the games.
18:29:24 <Greg šŸ¤ > I bet
18:40:28 <Greg šŸ¤ > Dep
18:41:30 <linda> the dwarfs
18:42:43 <linda> dep off to right or am I delayed
18:43:16 <Greg šŸ¤ > ok, so that is The Dwarfs. TIL. Thanks
18:43:28 <linda> dep looks hot thought
18:45:08 <linda> dep is crashing
19:20:50 <Greg šŸ¤ > Linda at belk, really?
19:23:04 <Greg šŸ¤ > A waver adjuster, thats kool
19:23:49 <linda> Greg šŸ¤ , lol
19:25:36 <Greg šŸ¤ > OF time
19:26:12 <Greg šŸ¤ > nice of
19:32:06 <Greg šŸ¤ > splash
19:48:13 <linda> Have a good night, calling it an early night here.
19:49:30 <Greg šŸ¤ > Night Linda enjoy your weekend
19:50:46 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> Good Knight
20:01:37 <Kevin Lā„¢ šŸŒµ> It is Knight time here. Switching to the iPad.
20:01:43 <kcmule> we got your draft pick, can't pull for ya this year KL
20:06:16 <john> :thumbsup:
20:10:20 <Kevin iPad> Shoot kc, they traded the entire team and hired wounded Girl Scouts this year.
20:10:27 <Greg šŸ¤ > Getting dark and bee is not cooperating
20:10:42 <Greg šŸ¤ > Going to park the cam here.
20:10:46 <john> good night!
20:11:05 <Kevin iPad> Good knight John.
20:11:14 <Greg šŸ¤ > Night John, you want to take the cam to try for bee?
20:11:16 <john> :thumbsup:
20:11:52 <Greg šŸ¤ > Controls released. Have agreat night, thanks for tagging along. Keep smiling.
20:12:01 <Greg šŸ¤ > GO for it John
20:12:05 <john> I will give it a try!
20:33:02 <Kevin iPad> Needs cc
20:33:09 <Kevin iPad> Cpr
20:35:00 <john> looks like it is going to wait until after dark...
20:36:32 <john> Good night all!
20:44:05 <john> Lion
20:44:10 <Kevin iPad> Worlds champion blind geyser.
20:44:32 <john> LOL!
21:02:33 <Zero> Can you put thr camera covering castle to bee