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Solar Eclipse

August 25, 2017

People Viewing EclipseI decided to make a full family vacation out of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. I started planning the trip at the end of 2016, and I booked hotel rooms in January of 2017. It was a little scary booking the hotel rooms so far in advance because there was simply no way to know if there would be cloud coverage in the area by the time the eclipse came eight months later. But with hotel rooms filling up fast (North Platte, NE was already full and Lincoln, NE was already 96% full), I had no choice but to book the hotel rooms early.

We left from Colorado Saturday morning and...

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New Chase Vehicle

March 30, 2017

New Chase VehicleI purchased a new chase vehicle for the 2017 season and beyond. It's a 2008 Ford Explorer 4x4 with a V8 engine. I purchased this vehicle after doing a lot of research and getting suggestions from fellow storm chasers. The 4x4 should help keep me on the road during severe weather, and also help get me out of the sticky situations should I decide to drive off-road. This vehicle also has a much higher ground clearance than my old chase vehicle, which will help with standing water, rough roads, and other obstructions.

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Video Featured in The Gazette

March 29, 2016

Our video shot today of a 20 acre grass fire in Colorado Springs, CO was featured in The Gazette. The full news story can be found here.

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