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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2010, 12:22:51 am »

This is the last day-20th. We drove south from OK to south of Dallas Fort Worth and the CAPE was 3500.Here's a radar from 5.25pm. As you see in photo 2 I was lucky enough to get one of the CG's.








This is a  mexican cafe at Malone TX and I left my meal to photograph this wonderful end to the day.











That's it folks. A great trip and I have to say it's been great to share so many photos with you , I was a bit worried as you saw about posting so many-I think it's 103 Lol..but those last comments dispelled any reservations I had about  it becoming boring for you-.you've obviously really enjoyed them.

What you've seen here is really a  photo journal of the Tour day by day,there's nothing I saw  that you haven't seen here. except the group photos  of course but they're people you don't know anyway. but the group is another experience  as you meet people from all over the world.We had one Canadian lady- wow..she lives in Thunder Bay ,Ontario and her husband is a doctor , originally from Glasgow but many years in Canada and she runs art classes and she said that when 'her girls' as she called them, finished the classes she would ring the bell on the porch to let the black bears know the girls were leaving in their cars so as not to frighten them (the bears). Also, she has to clean the patio door glass a few times a week as the bears press their noses on it to look into the dining room. That must be fantastic. I belong to WSPA and part of it,called 'Libearty' rescues bears from all over the world so I was particularly interested to hear her story. To see bears in the wild (maybe at Dennali Nat. Park-Alaska ) is on my 'to do 'list but she's offered anyone on the Tour a stay at her home so we might take her up on that for a day or two.I think they're wonderful creatures. There was a young man from Switzerland a couple from Australia, a Vet from Norfolk way, a young lady from Kent and  an 23  year old   from New Jersey who was about to take his Bar exams to become a qualified lawyer,so a great mix.- It's May 16th. next year so we may get a trip into the High Plains.I've made notes on how to improve the photography-the most important being to get the Manfrotto 458B fast collapsing tripod-not lock clips to either unclip or as with the Gitzo twist  to unlock - I was getting in the van as the  Tour guides shouted to hurry,  with a  camera still on the tripod and the  first legs still extended.sometimes both legs(that's 5' 10 !and all this was to the amusement of the group in our van ( we had two personnel carrier type vans.) I need to make more notes about where we were at what time and also note what photos were taken but I erred  a few times because sometimes we rushed so much and drove a short distance where we could get back out again (forever getting out of the reach of hail and Cg's) that I didn't have time to  take the necessary (for me ) notes. Everyone else just  got out,enjoyed the scene,took a few snaps and were ready for the next stop whereas I was dashing barely legible notes off in my notebook- it was more like an exercise  than a Tour  for me. Lol....having said that quite a few would really like me to send them the photos Lol..which I certainly will. There was Dave too  from London and he and Carol (from Canada) go every year so I'll meet up with those two again next year. The guides were Brian Morganti (stormeffects.com) who's photos I've previously posted on here ,weather and astro.... Bill Reid (stormbruiser .com) he's from california and Rob Petit- all well known and well respected in the US chase circles.The Tour company was Tempest Tours (Tempesttours.com)

If anyone would like a full sized photo just let me know, I don't bother trying  sell them,you're welcome to have one.







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