Hey Poppy and Nana!
Different subject. Were in your "neck of the woods" at Tupper Lake couple weeks ago. We have two 10X10 ez up tents which we use at outdoor expos. Set up near the lake and from previous experience, I staked them down pretty well and reinforced with I bar. About 04PM, what I believe you folks call a "weather spike" came across the lake. Fortunately there were some nice people in the tent and we were all holding the tents down by hanging on the cross pieces. Everyone else lost their tents either completely, or were able to make repairs. Porta Johns toppled like dominoes! Had it not been for the nice people holding on, I could have lost everything! One of the bouys placed in the water for the swim portion of the triathlon ended up 75 yards away in the pavillion. Found out the next day that the wind speeds were clocked at 55-65MPH not to mention the rain. I am now cured about doing outside expos unless in a very large tent with strong sides!! Love the Adirondacks, but......
Have a 2004 Sunline Sole' pulled by a 2000 Ford 350 diesel extended van which also houses and transports our expo display. Love the Sole', the van is becoming annoying!!