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    Everyone I saw seemed to have a blast. The cooks did a wonderful job as usual. The weather was fantastic. We had a nice ride down that pretty much took us all day avoiding traffic and enjoying backroads. Coleman was having their parking lot sale as usual. I didn't spend as much as I normally do, because I already had must of the stuff that was on sale if I had a use for it. Gator did introduce us to a neat little gadget to keep the bugs away, but it came from Wal-Mart. It worked so well Friday night that I had to go to Wal-Mart Saturday to pick up one for Bev and I, and one for the Jacksons. I wish it would have worked for cats. I had a couple of complaints about the campground this year, and the main one was cats. I'm not a cat person to start with, but when we returned to the tent on Saturday night one of the cats had sprayed the front door. The smell wasn't too bad inside, but was real strong outside. We tried to clean it off before going to bed, but still had to do a lot of scrubbing when we got home. I guess we'll know tomorrow if it worked. The other concerns I had were the lack of toilet paper , and the abundance of Fire Ants. We were kind of in a hurry on the way back, so we just blew back up the interstate. That was still a pretty good ride for interstate. Not much traffic and the weather was just right.
    Bill
    72 Honda CT90 (Orange Crush)

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    What was the little gadget to keep bugs away?
    James
    2005 R1200GS
    2004 Triumph Daytona 600
    Helena, AL

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    • #3
      I think it was called a Thermal Cell. They are in sporting goods by all the bug sprays. It cost $21.97 and refills are about $6. It's probably a little bit too large to carry in a pocket comfortably, but not too large to find a place to store it packing on the bike and not any weight to it to speek of.
      Bill
      72 Honda CT90 (Orange Crush)

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      • #4
        Great shrimp boil (my first). It was great meeting more folks and seeing old friends Phillip & Matha Warren from my GA days.

        I had to go home Saturday evening so I got a chance to ride my /6 Saturday and my RS Sunday. I had an interesting experience Saturday night. Let me set the stage. I'm new down here and not that familar with streets roads etc. I'm heading home Saturday night to let the dog out and I'm a little late because I thought we would eat at 05:00 to 05:30 and we actually eat 06:30 to 07:00. I figure the shortest way home is I-10 to the 165 spur down town, then north on I-65 to my exit. Well I miss the spur but proceed a couple of miles to north bound I-65. I'm driving north of Airport Blvd on I-65 and all of a sudden I see a sea of stop lights. Now I'm riding an old air head and can't sit in traffic long or I will over heat. Traffic was going no where, so the north bound exit from Airport Blvd become my south exit off of the expressway. From awhile I felt like I was riding off road. Now I'm not that familar in areas in Mobile and you kind of exposed on a MC after dark so I proceed downtown to Government Blvd where I hooked up with the spur going north. Got home around 09:00 pm. The dog was fine and I had my experience with Mobile traffic.

        PS That shrimp was spicy
        Tim

        2012 G650GS BMW
        2012 Harley FLHTCUSE7 Ultra Classic CVO

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        • #5
          Originally posted by James View Post
          What was the little gadget to keep bugs away?
          James, as Bill said, the thing works. Bob Daigle had one that he swore by and fired the thing up at dusk and putmit on the picnic table. Well, I am very skeptical about insect repellents for they never seem to work for me, so when the bugs stopped biting I assumed that it was because it had gotten dark. I then walked about a hundred feet away and was immediately attacked by mosquitoes. I came back to the table and the bugs stopped biting.

          Bill and I were so impressed that Bill did indeed go purchase us one. I believe the brand of the thing is one word, ThermaCELL. If you google for information also serch for thermacel. I am convinced that it works.
          Jamie
          02 K1200lt
          82 R100RT

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          • #6
            Thanks guys, sounds like I need to get one of those.
            James
            2005 R1200GS
            2004 Triumph Daytona 600
            Helena, AL

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            • #7
              Well, Pine Sol took out most of the smell. We were trying to think of something else with a strong/nice smell. Beverly thought of the Orange scent Go-Jo. After sitting overnight and all day in the sun, the smell is finally gone. I've been told that moth balls will keep cats away. We may want to think about bringing some if we go back there. Anyone know how to catch a bunch of moths?
              Bill
              72 Honda CT90 (Orange Crush)

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              • #8
                Look for the ones with the biggest balls. They will be easier to catch!
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                • #9
                  Well, it seems that my mouth has just about healed up from the shrimp boil and I am getting ready for the Great Chicken Rally. To prepare, I think I will sleep in the back yard for a couple of weeks while burning some old tires and hit myself in the head with a hammer every couple of hours to get used to the cheap beer headaches.

                  With my mouth properly healed I will be ready for them hot wings! Bring on the red pepper, I ain't no sissy!
                  Jamie
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bikebum View Post
                    Well, it seems that my mouth has just about healed up from the shrimp boil and I am getting ready for the Great Chicken Rally. To prepare, I think I will sleep in the back yard for a couple of weeks while burning some old tires and hit myself in the head with a hammer every couple of hours to get used to the cheap beer headaches.

                    With my mouth properly healed I will be ready for them hot wings! Bring on the red pepper, I ain't no sissy!
                    Dats right Bum. You need to man up...its gonna be good...and likely hot too!
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                    • #11
                      I need Depends

                      Jamie, when I read your plan to get ready for the Chicken Rally I nearly wet my britches laughing. You are INSANE !
                      connie
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                      • #12
                        Cat repellant

                        Cats hate citrus. Just get a couple oranges and eat them and strow the peels around your tent. Beleive me, it works. I put them under my deck where my pool pump is because the neighborhood cats had been using that as a haven from the hot sun and using the corner for a bathroom and scrtching up the dirt floor to cover it.
                        I used lemons and oranges and such. Biodegradable too.
                        connie
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bamabmw View Post
                          Cats hate citrus. Just get a couple oranges and eat them and strow the peels around your tent. Beleive me, it works. I put them under my deck where my pool pump is because the neighborhood cats had been using that as a haven from the hot sun and using the corner for a bathroom and scrtching up the dirt floor to cover it.
                          I used lemons and oranges and such. Biodegradable too.
                          connie
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                          • #14
                            A 22 caliber air rifle works too! I didn't know ANYTHING would kill the scent of cat pee. Note to self: Don't camp near Bill & Beverly!
                            Gail & Paul
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                            • #15
                              Gail,
                              Did you get my e-mail?
                              Bill
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