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ijsouth
12-11-2008, 01:40 PM
I noticed y'all are getting rain so far up there...I thought I would show some pics of what we awoke to this morning down here...I know snow is no big deal for the Smokies, but it is for us on the bayou - I've never seen this much accumulation down here:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s243/ijsouth/IMGP0689.jpg



http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s243/ijsouth/IMGP0688.jpg


http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s243/ijsouth/IMGP0698.jpg

And yeah, those are palm fronds for the snowman's arms...

Paula Begley
12-11-2008, 01:47 PM
THAT is all kinds of awesome! I'm so happy for you and the girls! What FUN! :biggrin:

Paula

ijsouth
12-11-2008, 01:52 PM
It was completely unexpected...there was a chance of some sleet, etc, but it was expected to be too warm for any accumulation. I was amazed when I looked out the window this morning. Basically, the entire area has shut down - no one knows how to drive in this stuff down here, and there's no salt for the roads, etc. It was a blast...but it will be in the 70s by this weekend. The girls are lucky - they've seen two fairly decent snowfalls (for us) in 4 years...I never saw anything but a few flurries growing up.

billyspey
12-11-2008, 10:20 PM
and Al said were are in globle warming

caught 108
12-11-2008, 10:56 PM
Those snow days are Great.My boys and me are looking forward to a good one.

Bran
12-12-2008, 09:20 AM
IJ,
The weatherman on CBS last night broadcast from upstate NY & said so far they have had .25 inches, The Big Easy was ahead of NY for snow totals. Give all the credit to Gore for foretelling us of all of the woes to come etc, etc. haha.
It's great to see the girls didn't hesitate to play in it, kids know what to do with snow, no matter where you go. When I was a kid we had, not a lot, but a considerable amount of decent snows to sleigh ride and tube etc. My daughter is 10 and has never had a good one since being old enough to enjoy it, I wish for a good noreaster for her before she gets too old to play in it. Me, I'll never be too old to play in it!!http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif

Paula Begley
12-12-2008, 10:18 AM
Me, I'll never be too old to play in it!!

Amen! I have the most awesome sled! I have been counting the years that I haven't been able to use it...and whining, I might add, for each one.

It's been 8, by the way. :smile:

Paula

ijsouth
12-12-2008, 11:42 AM
I wish we had some hills down here yesterday - sledding would have been a blast...as it was, we had a great time, and I have the pictures to prove that it happened.

We still had a lot on the ground this morning, on the northshore of Lake Ponchartrain. However, all evidence of it was gone by the time I drove over the Causeway and reached the southshore. By Sunday, it will be in the 70s...a little more typical.

Bran
12-12-2008, 11:46 AM
Oh YEAH!!!!!! I've got a Yankee Clipper, also got my Dad's from when he was little but mine is big enough for an adult. Wax up the runners with an old candle, stick a half an onion in a ziploc to grease the runners with out on the hills.
We always took the tractor and blade down to the creek hill below the house on the secondary paved road. Push and pack a lane all up and down the hill, build a big fire on the side about halfway up. The whole neighborhood would show up with hotdogs and marshmallows--Good times! We would ride till 10 at night or so, really fun in the dark with only the fire in the distance.

Paula Begley
12-12-2008, 11:50 AM
We would ride till 10 at night or so, really fun in the dark with only the fire in the distance.

HAHA! I have a slew of three candle lanterns that I line our road with so we can do night sledding. We have an awesome hill for it. Make up some hot toddies in a thermos, bundle up and head out! Nothin' better!

Man, we better get some snow this year. I'm really getting worked up about sledding. :smile:

Paula

Gerry Romer
12-12-2008, 12:55 PM
Below is a link to the front page of today's Maryville Daily Times. Anyone who has driven into Townsend from Maryville on Hwy 321 should recognize the dam at Walland... I say should recognize.

I think this is what happened to last night's predicted snow, Paula.



http://www.thedailytimes.com/

kytroutman
12-12-2008, 01:20 PM
Any of you ever sled down a high wall around a coal mine? If you're not religious, you would be about halfway down.

Bran
12-12-2008, 02:21 PM
I can imagine! I've dodged a few snow plows, and ran some cows down in a big pasture though.

Paula Begley
12-12-2008, 02:28 PM
Any of you ever sled down a high wall around a coal mine? If you're not religious, you would be about halfway down.

Oh, it's just not a sledding adventure if you aren't sure your next vision is a close up meetin' with Jesus, at least once.

I can imagine! I've dodged a few snow plows, and ran some cows down in a big pasture though.

Our major hurdle is a barbed wire fence at the bottom of the hill to the right. So, you have to be sure to swerve left, by George. That hurdle has been a bit obscured since our last sledding. The barbed wire fence now has a split rail fence in front of it. Only bad part about that is, in front of the split rail fence are all these extremely thorny rose bushes.

Ahhhh...the joys of sledding. You ain't had fun unless you've pulled a muscle or two, got bumps and bruises and nearly met yur maker.:biggrin:

Paula

Rog 1
12-12-2008, 06:26 PM
At least with a sled you have some control...for the shear terror take to one of those aluminum saucers....by the time you are half way down whatever hill you choose you have generally turned around backasswards and have no idea of what is coming at you or where you are going.....and those metal drain covers always have a way of bringing the saucer to a quick stop but not the rider.

Bran
12-15-2008, 11:18 AM
I tried the saucer thing a few times, no thank you. I was a kid then but I wouldn't do it now. I pull the aforementioned muscles on the sled anyhow!
We did do a car hood a few times as kids, now those track pretty well if you have that ridge down the center of it and several can get on if you've got a good long hill.

SWAMPUS
12-15-2008, 12:32 PM
Beware Townsend Folks.Cold and lite snow hit me on the Illinois River last nite.Temp dropped 20 degrees in 2 hours!It's coming your way!Paula may get to use that sled! I'm going to my place outside Bryson City in Jan. if it snows.I WILL buy a sled.I'm at 3200' so a good chance.Got a curvy driveway and steep terrain w/trees and a rockpile at the end.Maybe I'll get religion.

nvr2L8
12-15-2008, 10:50 PM
Swampus,

Did you have to be so graphic in describing your sled run? The only reason Paula hasn't responded is that she immediately threw her sled in the back of her Jeep and took off for WNC. I could hear the YIPEE!! all the way over in Oak Ridge - just didn't know what it was till I read this post. That poor sled; in the last 8 years, waiting on a decent snow, it's seen more wax than a Lithuanian body builder. :eek: Paula starts quivering every time she talks about it.

Well, all I can say is that I hope you have good liability insurance. I mean, it's not like you didn't throw that inticing description out there in front of a vulnerable, unfulfilled sled deamon. I just hope they can find all the pieces on the other end of the rockpile.

kytroutman
12-16-2008, 09:21 AM
I thought we were the only ones using car hoods. Nothing like the hoods from the old 50's Buicks that had the rise in the middle.

BTW, if Paula has nicknamed her sled Rosebud, I'm going to get worried.

Paula Begley
12-16-2008, 03:05 PM
Paula may get to use that sled!

I sure hope so, SWAMPUS! Thanks for the head's up. We didn't get any snow here though. *sigh*

I mean, it's not like you didn't throw that inticing description out there in front of a vulnerable, unfulfilled sled deamon.

Deamon, you say? This may explain the lack of sledding weather. I guess **** hasn't frozen over yet.

I just hope they can find all the pieces on the other end of the rockpile.

Horns and forked tail must provide some kind of protection from drastic bodily injury. ;)

BTW, if Paula has nicknamed her sled Rosebud, I'm going to get worried.

Eeep! I can't believe you didn't use spoiler tags! What if someone hasn't seen/read Citizen Kane? :biggrin:

Paula

kytroutman
12-16-2008, 03:16 PM
Sorry Paula. I sometimes take for granted that people know such trivial things or at a minimum, have seen the movie.

Paula Begley
12-16-2008, 03:24 PM
Sorry Paula. I sometimes take for granted that people know such trivial things or at a minimum, have seen the movie.

I thought it was hysterical! Besides, you didn't mention the source.:smile:

Anyone who hasn't seen or read Citizen Kane deserves to be spoiled...which is why I mentioned it. :cool:

Paula

ijsouth
12-16-2008, 07:11 PM
Wow...look what I started. I've done the garbage can lid thing - when I was in the Air Force up in Oklahoma. We had a real good ice/snow storm, and the roads were just like a skating rink. We tied a rope to the trunk of the car, and my wife towed me around the neighborhood...what a blast, except when it looked like I was about to eat the curb....

BTW - we still had some snow on the ground Saturday, but by Sunday it was all gone. Now it's in the 70s - like it never happened...but I have the pictures to prove it!

nvr2L8
12-16-2008, 09:07 PM
Best movie sled scene was Chevy Chase's snow disk ride in Christmas Vacation. Sparks flying, airborne, crossing roads, crashing through trees. Classic. Rosebud's a little on the ho-hum side. "Terminator" is a much better sled name.

When fishing is slow, it's a lot more fun to talk sledding than gun control.

Vern
12-16-2008, 10:41 PM
You have not experienced sledding until you go down a W,Va hillside dodging cow pies on an car hood and end up in a muliflora rose bush. Or trespass on the local golf course on a toboggan and drop into a sand trap and dislocate your coccyx bone (tail bone) and have the local Police catch you because you can't run due to the pain. Or get picked up again 3weeks latter for building a fire on the ice on the Ohio River, or sneaking off to the woods with a six pack under my coat and slipping on the ice as the police car pulls by and all the beer falls out (he took by beer and let me go that time). Winter of 77' was a fun winter and all the cops knew me by first name by the end of it. I hope Gaintfish doesn't read this, he thinks that I was model child during my teenage years!!!!!