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Mid 2007 THR Get Together/Camp

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by bratch, Apr 8, 2006.

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  1. M67

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    Wow. You Americans sure are crazy!

    Now, where is that sarcastic smiley... never mind, I'll use the attached picture instead. :D
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    Anyway, this event might be something to structure a vacation around, if you don't mind having foreigners with funny accents. Also, bringing any guns of my own would be such a gigantic pain in the butt that I would have to hope someone could come up with a loaner or two... More than a year is an awfully long time to plan for, though. I don't even know what my job situation will be that far into the future.

    If everything does come together, I might even be a resource - if there is any interest in bullseye pistol shooting.
     
  2. sm

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    M67,

    I like the way you think! :D

    "Talk Funny". WE will get along just great! I speak "Southern" :D
    [Southern part of US]

    Sure c'mon over, we will find guns, gear, ammo and eats!

    T-u-m-p spells Tump, Southern for knocking something over .
    You can assist me in teaching others when you arrive. :p

    I'll help you teach the Norwiegan version. I cannot wait hear how this Tump goes in your native language, I bet it'll have nice sound once I apply some Southern drawl to it.

    THR Cultural Studies, Language Swap, Firearms and ...

    WE done gone Global on this thing folks!

    :D
     
  3. M67

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    sm, I know what "Southern" is. A few years ago my brother and I dropped in on an acqaintance in Georgia. Didn't have her adress but stopped at the highschool where she is a teacher and asked a lady in an office. She took off like a bat out of a hot place, and a couple of minutes later our friend arrived looking like a question mark. Apparantly the lady had barged into her classroom and told her in a stage whisper that "two tall men with a foreign accent were looking for her". :)

    Also, I have been told that "bagel" is Southern for huntin' dawg...

    Looking at the picture, I guess it isn't necessarily clear what it is. Those are cases of .22, ten bricks to the case.
     
  4. DRZinn

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    I'm in, though I can't really commit yet.

    I recommend only allowing those who make the deposit beforehand, to aid with with logistics. Otherwise, you get 500 people you didn't know would be there.
     
  5. Larry Ashcraft

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    (Mental note: PM Standing Wolf.) Oh, I'm sure he'll be there.

    Steve, a couple weeks before Tulsa, Annetta wrecked her car into a rock (never let Texans drive mountain roads). She said the front fender was all "whomper-jawed". So I asked her if she knew what "tumped" meant and she said, "Of course".

    Bud said; "No it's 'dumped'"

    She told him there is a distinct difference between "dumped" and "tumped". :D
     
  6. dm1333

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    I thought "Great, I can make it with that much notice!" then realized I transfer in July of 2007.:(
     
  7. sm

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    M67

    Beagel is the hunting dog. :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beagle

    Bagel is : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagel

    English Language, here in the US is very difficult for many to learn, then add the folks from other countries and cultures of a different language trying to learn English.

    Example . Pair, Pare, Pear , each pronounced the same, except the first refers to two , one means to cut the peeling from say an apple, and of course the last is a fruit.

    She pared a pair of pears.

    Firearm Language is more universal and easier to communicate , especially in typed words.

    Brick of .22 ammo is a brick of .22 ammo - :)

    Steve
     
  8. OEF_VET

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    I'm really looking forward to getting out west for this shindig. Sounds like it ought'a be fun.
     
  9. Larry Ashcraft

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    Yep, no longer "National THR Get Together", now its International!

    The more the merrier!
     
  10. Larry Ashcraft

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    A pic: June of 2004, I was watching my son shooting at rams on the rifle silhouette range, with my Garand:

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    Notice the target up in the trees. That is the MASTODON. It is a little over 1100 yards away. Smoke Rizen finally got a bead on it with his 1903A3.

    BOOM! Remove ear protection and listen for impact.

    Distant THUD!

    :D
     
  11. M67

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    Steve, the beagel/bagel thing was supposed to be a joke, that's the problem with being a furriner speaking your language well enough to make language-related jokes, but not well enough to make them funny. :)

    A few Norwegian words for tump: bikke, falle, gå rundt, hvelve, kalve, kante, kantre, kappseise, kolle, krenge, ta overbalanse, rase, rause, rulle, styrte, tippe, trille, tumle

    Why don't you practise those for a while, then we can get into the almost infinite number of Norwegian dialects later. :D

    Larry, re bullseye. I mentioned that because I am a bullseye coach. Club level, nothing fancy, but I may be able to make a contribution.

    The "catch" is that I'm not spending $1000+ and 14 hours on two or three flights - each way - for a weekend at the shooting range. In order to justify it I would have to make it part of a longer vacation trip of some sort. Is there anything worth seeing or doing in that country of yours? I'm open to ideas. Go ahead, twist my arm.
     
  12. bratch

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    There is all kinds of stuff out West depending on how far you want to travel and what you want to do. Whitewater rafting, fishing, I think some ski resorts are open into June or July even. If you add traveling you have the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone not exactly close but after flying from Norway not too far either. There are some neat old mining camps in Colorado that are tourist attractions now too.
     
  13. MCgunner

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    Awl is what we Texans pump out of the ground to make fuel for our pick ups.:what: :D

    I like Mississippi, though. Watress comes to the table and askes "Would yawl like some waudah?" Of course, every Texan knows it's wadder.
     
  14. sm

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    M67,

    Bulls-Eye Coach -:cool:

    I have taught Skeet, and other shotgun related disciplines.

    I'll practice on them words...:p

    Someone bring a Video Camera- we can sell Videos to recover costs of this International event.

    Southern Gentleman gets Bulls-Eye Coaching from a Norwegian.
    :D


    Just one of a series we can record...:)
     
  15. Otherguy Overby

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    Well, since you mention it:

    Slightly less than 400 miles to the south: Carlsbad Caverns
    http://www.nps.gov/cave/
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    Slightly less than 300 miles northwest: Durango and the Durango Silverton Railroad
    http://www.durangotrain.com/
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    Not far southwest of Durango is Monument Valley:
    http://www.nationalparklover.com/monument.htm
    monvalley-mittens-rock-a.jpg

    North from there is Utah's "Color Country"
    http://www.infowest.com/colorcountry/index.html
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    And just over 300 miles to the north from Raton: Rocky Mountain National park
    http://www.nps.gov/romo/
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    This will just get ya started.
     
  16. DRZinn

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    If you want to really make it a trip, you can't go home without seeing California. I'll give you the Zinn Tour™ of San Diego, LA, and Tijuana.
     
  17. Larry Ashcraft

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    You could easily spend a month in just Colorado alone, plenty of stuff to do here.

    In addition to the above: Mesa Verde (one of my favorite places) is full of cliff dwellings and is worth a day's trip by itself They were the home to the Anasazi "the ancient ones". Many mysteries there yet to be solved about the American Indians.

    Miles of Gold Medal waters to fish for trout. Breathtaking scenery everywhere, Bridal Veil falls, various Hot Springs; old mining towns, Telluride, Leadville, Cripple Creek, Silverton, Durango, Creede and dozens of others.

    Want to rub shoulders with the rich and famous? Vail, Aspen and the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

    And I haven't even touched on New Mexico, which is a vacationer's dream all by itself. Taos, Santa Fe, Old Town Albuquerque and of course Carlsbad. Also, Billy the Kid's stomping grounds, Lincoln NM.
     
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    I'm interested in making the drive down. I haven't been to much of the SW. I think it would be a fun drive.
     
  19. M67

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    Thanks guys.

    So far page 5 seems to more about me than the get together. I should have been a little more specific. I have been in the US before, including a couple of near death-experiences in LA traffic. Worst case of kamikaze driving I've seen outside of Africa. :D

    I guess I'm not so much looking for a sight seeing through a car window kind of thing. Maybe a hike in one of the national parks, your mountains are different from the ones I'm used to. And then the cultural aspect - apart from the camp itself, I mean. I'll most probably be traveling alone. Maybe someone else is interested in doing something before or after the weekend in question?

    I'll have to think seriously about this, but a whole year is a long time. I'm not sure what my work situation will be, and in addition to that I have been thinking about a back-to-school-experience (shooting related) that probably has an exam date in june.

    In any case, thank y'all again for your tips. I'm sure I'll get back to you if/when. For now I guess it's best if I don't monopolize the thread... :)
     
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    If you want to hike the Grand Canyon let me know. Takes 2-5 days depending on the route. Fair warning, it's a very strenous hike, and not for the even moderatly out of shape. I hiked it last year, and it almost killed me on the climb out. But with a year's warning I'll be able to make sure I'm in shape. Reservations for campsites take a lot of planning ahead, though they won't open up the reservations until January 1 so there is still plenty of time.
     
  21. Smoke Rizen

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    Weekend?

    I don't know if we shouldn't plan a month long gathering. I've already signed up for 3-4 days of activities,and I'm sure there will be suggestions forthcoming,that will catch my interest. I'm sure we can keep busy! I can pull a horse trailer,or closed box behind the motorhome to transport ammo and any fixings we might need. We're close enough that we can even drive an extra vehicle down to travel around the compound. If I don't have to cancel my trip to Ak. this summer I'll have a few pounds of smoked Salmon for snacks,and if the forest Gods smile on me once more I should have some Elk to munch on also.
     
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    Mods, can we give this a thumbtack to stay at the top?
     
  23. M67

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    sumpnz, the Grand Canyon sounds like a great idea. I've been there once and looked down from the rim. It's one of those places I've wanted to go back to and get a better look at.
    Been there too. You're talking to a man who was once a minor celebrity with the guides on Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa - they claimed I was the sickest person they'd ever seen reach the peak. :)
     
  24. sumpnz

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    M67 - Remind me periodically to get my butt out and exercise (I could stand to lose a stone or two), and when it's getting close to January I might need a reminder to figure out the camp sites and make reservations. By then you should know your travel schedule (and the time frame for the shoot) so I should be able to have specific dates to reserve the camp sites. Depending on the exact timing and route we'd take if I don't put in for the campsites at 12:01AM on Jan 1st I won't get them.
     
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    Sign up? Where's that list at.;)
     
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