Howdy all; I watched some TV tonight and decided to step outside and see what I could from the Happy Jack RV park once the movie was over. It certainly was warmer than last night and the wind has finally slowed down to a light breeze. Once I started to get some dark adaption it was a nice view. There are few lights near where I have the RV parked and so the Milky Way stood out quite well. Obviously, not as good as the SAC observing site at Fredericksen Meadow, but it was very enjoyable. Both Sagittarius and Scorpius are well above the tree line and M 6 and M 7 were easily naked eye. The Rift within the glow of the Milky Way was obvious and had some detail from the Lagoon to Cygnus. I stood outside in pretty thin socks and tennis shoes for all I could take and then needed to get back to the warm confines of the Winnebago. I forced the furnace to kick on for a while and got warmed up enough to post this message. It is very nice to have Milky Way right outside your door. It is one of the nice treats while living in the RV. Clear skies to us all; Steve Coe -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.