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Posted: 03/03/14 08:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great photo's. A little wind never hurts, it cleans the air. On out last trip out in 2013, we were hit with wind at 60 MPH, tore our slide awning. We usually take in our slide, but this storm came out of nowhere. So this spring, ( IF IT EVER COMES) we will look for a replacement. 72 plus inches of SNOW so far, but more is coming.


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I find it ironic, or perhaps poetic, that you enjoy recreating at a former worksite of a former employer. But it is stocked with tempting trout.

It was there that I pursued my younger recreation-windsurfing!

RE: Blinky. The lake is constructed above the plant as a gravity flow emergency cooling source. The water source is Lake Nimbus through the canal. No remote possibility of any runoff contamination, but the jokes persist to this day.

My FIL, an avid trout fisherman, was very afraid of ever "fishing for blinky." But he didn't mind fishing in western sierra streams that are contaminated with Mercury from the gold mining era.

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Posted: 03/03/14 12:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I worked out there in the 'glory days' when we had upwards of 2000 employees on site at any given time. Towards the end of my career, I took care of the spent fuel storage security systems; ISFISI security
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-ref/........ent-fuel-storage-installation-isfsi.html

I also went to the lake regularly to test the siren system. There was a network of radio controlled sirens to let anyone within ear shot know we were "having a BBQ at the ranch." Ha! Along with the sirens were Institutional Alert Monitors. These were installed in schools, public buildings, prisons, etc. I'd test them once a month. Once, at Mule Creek Prison, I was checking out the ILM, which is located deep in the prison in a glass walled room that can look 360* to monitor prison activities. Prison trustees were in that room on occasion when I was there. A guard asked me what they were to do if the ILM tripped off. I told him to lock everyone in their cells and to head up into the mountains. (Same mountains Buzz took photos of) The trustee didn't like THAT very much. Ha!!

But back to the thread; the only water that could potentially be contaminated would be water the flowed OUT of the Ranch. Many local farmers claimed harm to their livestock from radioactive runoff and filed lawsuits. I don't believe any of them made it to a court room...

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Posted: 03/03/14 03:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I must have gone through that area at just the right time, got rain but not wind. Glad you had a fun trip. Thanks for sharing it.


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Posted: 03/03/14 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cool dogs, cool ramps, cool everything! I think you left "chef" off your last job description too there Buzz.

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whazoo wrote:

Cool dogs, cool ramps, cool everything! I think you left "chef" off your last job description too there Buzz.


Ok I must confess. At age 12 dad said I was too old for an allowance and I was going to work in the family restaurant. I started out mopping floors and restocking, and then progressed to waiting on folks at the counter which I hated. One day a cook quit and I asked if I could fill in. I spent the next four summers as a short order cook working for Pops. In college I paid my way though working as a line chef and a sous chef at various restaurants. I do enjoy cooking.


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Posted: 03/03/14 08:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for posting a nice write-up and pics. Between seeing the dogs wind-blown fur and the ripples on the lake, I could practically feel the wind blowing through our house.

Oh! Speaking of wind -- We had a small tornado touch down in Mesa, AZ a couple days ago. Very rare in these parts.

Also, x2 on liking those cool curb ramps!

Happy travels.


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Posted: 03/04/14 05:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buzz, another great trip report. Your trip reports wouldn't be the same without the pups and your food.

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