THE THANKSGIVING STORM

Still waiting! Saturday morning, 11/30/19 and it seems they got it wrong this time, although the TV pictures show disaster on the road and quite appalling conditions.

Friday morning followed the forecaster’s story and the first belt of snow took over from a steady rain coming up from Arizona. Within 30 minutes 1″ was on the rail and the roads were soon covered.

Into  Cortez to get rid of the Chemo bag and getting slippery before the downhill to 4 Seasons where it usually clears up, but the wind is blowing like hell, and its drifting across the road. By the time I’m on my way back, after a little shopping, the roads are fairly clear and another session of plowing is in progress.

Nothing much for the rest of the day apart from a few flurries until 1730 when it becomes “whiteout blizzard conditions” but only lasts for 1 hour before becoming clear.

Yikes!! that is serious

Just up the road at Telluride its snowing and whiteout conditions which all the locals want for Thanksgiving weekend and opening day. Looks like they got what they wished for.

Our 9″ for Friday never materialized as I suspect that Storm 2 coming up from Arizona went by to the South of us and Storm 3 coming in from Utah diverted to the North leaving us in a cold tunnel in the middle.

Meanwhile, I carried on with my restoration of my 2 favorite car badges…..

Now for some paint.

A lot better and 3 coats of clear varnish

THIS badge was on ALL my motorcycles since 1964 and the next one (RAFMSA) took a beating alongside (BARHAM)  on the grille.

Needs a little more of that varnish

Now all I need is for Santa’s Elves to source a few more trinkets and then maybe, SANTA can make a personal delivery, post my cancer surgery in the New Year   ?

After 30 years this would be a nice tribute

This was my Lincolnshire Base at RAF Coningsby where I spent 5 tours……(14 years!) lets see if you can guess what I might be putting them on ?

Time will tell but it can’t hurt to dream can it?

I …………. wwwwwwwwwiiiii sss hhhhh WISH

 

 

TONY DOWN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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