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THR national get together at the Whittington Center?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by MarshallDodge, Oct 18, 2007.

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  1. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Member

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    I am still planning on attending despite the price of fuel. :rolleyes:

    We are bringing the camper so we do not have a need for a room this year.
     
  2. Art Eatman

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    Figure that Fran and I will get there about mid-day on the 23rd.

    Art
     
  3. Arkie

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    I'll be there the 23rd also.

    Did ya'll want me to bring anything? Just let me know.
     
  4. Larry Ashcraft

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    Art and Fran are still planning on attending, so I'll be there unless my new grandson decides to arrive that weekend. I plan on mostly visiting, although I'd like to get a round of sporting clays in.

    I guess everyone's on their own for reservations. Bud and Annetta won't be there, and Sandy most likely won't either, so we'll have to figure something out for food.
     
  5. Smoke Rizen

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    Annetta can't be there. Bud may work out something if we can shoot some sporting clays on Saturday. It's not that far to return home in the evening. All I have to do is drive to the airport Sunday, Annetta dresses me, so I don't have to be there to pack!
     
  6. Arkie

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    I got my room reserved and confirmed for the weekend.

    I'm bringing the camera so I can take plenty of photos.
     
  7. Larry Ashcraft

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    Sandy made a BIG pot of green chili today.

    Things are looking up!
     
  8. Arkie

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    Whoooo Hoooooooo!!!!

    I've been wanting Green Chili for a loooong time. I can taste it already!!!

    Tell Sandy Thank You!!!
     
  9. Art Eatman

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    We have reservations at the Oasis Motel at the south end of S. 2nd. We're sorta slow to get moving in the morning, and having a cafe right across the parking lot is a Good Thing.

    I'll have a shotgun, a couple of varmint .22s and maybe a pistol or so.

    I'm gonna bring some surplus holsters, belts; stuff I'm not using or haven't used in the last ten years. :) Free to good homes, or to pass along to a buddy.
     
  10. Arkie

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    I'll bring some stuff along also, gun and non gun related.
     
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    I'm not going to be able to make it this year. :(

    Somebody think of me when you're enjoying a bowl of Sandy's green chili.
     
  12. M67

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    What he said.

    Had a great time last year, but 8 time zones is a bit far to make it every year. Even if the dollar is dirt cheap...

    Shoot a target for me and enjoy the chili.

    PS: Bud, are you the jealous type? Tell Annetta I thought about her the other day.
    That may require an explanation: I was making coffee in the middle of the night and scalded myself. Annoying more than actually painful, but I was looking around for something to put on it. I'm a man, the only thing I could find in my bathroom was shaving foam and tooth paste. Eventually I looked in my travel things and found a bottle of hand lotion Annetta gave me after I got sunburned at Whittington last year. :)
     
  13. MarshallDodge

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    We have our reservations for Saturday and Sunday night and will be staying in the competitor housing. We will be arriving on Saturday morning and leaving on Monday morning.

    Mrs. Dodge is coming and will be bringing her chili and famous Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies.

    Art, my boys may take you up on some of that gear! :cool:
     
  14. Arkie

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    Chili and Cookies!!!!!

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

    I'm a packing as I type.

    I could bring chili too but it would be in cans. LOL. Just not as good as homemade. heh.
     
  15. Larry Ashcraft

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    Marshalldodge, how old are your boys?

    We thought we might bring our twin grandsons (age eight) if there will be any other kids.
     
  16. Larry Ashcraft

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    Small turnout and crappy weather (wind every day), but we managed to have fun! Marshalldodge's boys and our grandsons managed to go through about six bricks of 22lr. Thanks to Arkie for bringing that Ruger Charger with the red dot. The boys had a ball with it!

    Art and I having a Shiner Bock on the tailgate. It don't get much better.

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    I am sitting here with Arkie enjoying leftovers including some excellent salsa and pickles that the Ashcrafts left behind. :)

    We did not arrive until yesterday afternoon and the wind was pretty strong but managed to get in some silhouette shooting, a new favorite thing for the family. After that we retired to the kitchen and enjoyed some homeadade chili and cookies. This morning we got up and after a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, headed for the silhouette range.

    On the way we found a local guy and a guy from London who were enjoying some plate shooting and let us join them. It's always fun to meet new shooters!

    This afternoon we made it to the sight-in range and procedeed to empty several hundred rounds into paper and steel targets placed at intervals all the way out to 550 yards despite the winds.

    Everything from 03-A3's, K-31's, and Mosin's to AR style rifles were used to fight off the itchy trigger fingers.

    Tomorrow we are going to try and make it to the shotgun range if the winds stay low.

    We're taking lots of pictures and will be posting soon so the rest of you guys can see what you are missing out on!!!
     
  18. Arkie

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    I'm Baaack!!!!

    Well actually I got back around 1 this morning after going in between two nasty looking storms in OK and lots of wind.

    Now I'm getting all the pictures ready for everyone to see. I took a lot of photos. LOL.

    The plate shooting was a blast and I even got to shoot a revolver that the guy from london had. It was fun but he was way better than I was. He earned the name Sherrif. LOL.

    We had several kinds of Chili and Cookies to munch on all weekend.

    I loved the Sweet relish that Sandy brought. mmmmmmm. I would love to have a couple pounds of that. LOL.

    Lots of food and really good company.

    Well enough for now,,, back to work on photos. lol.
     
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    Wow - kids and guns, kids and Moms and guns, Moms with guns, kids and Moms and Dads and guns, and Dawgs!

    Great piece. Thanks for putting it together and posting it for us. :)
     
  21. Arkie

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    That was Great MarshallDodge!!!

    You have a knack for putting together a slideshow with music that seems perfect with the photos.

    I was a snapping fool with the camera. LOL!!!!
     
  22. Larry Ashcraft

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    Outstanding, MarshallDodge! Considering my grandsons are in most of those pictures. ;)

    Now, what do we do to get more participation next year?
     
  23. Brian Dale

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    MarshallDodge's slide show is a great start. :)

    If I'm fortunate next year, it'll take place when I won't be hosting a big family gathering all weekend here at the farm. This just wasn't my year to be at Whittington. :(
     
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    I wish I had known. I would have attended the function. Maybe next time?
     
  25. funfaler

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    How about an Appleseed Shoot/Gathering at the Whittington Center in September?

    Say September 13-14 as part of the Nation Wide Constitution Day Celebration with Appleseed?

    We have it scheduled already and we are looking at about 12+ shoots nation wide that weekend.

    Currently we have the following locations:

    Whittington Center, NM
    Piru, Ca
    Davilla, TX
    Ramseur, NC
    Puryear, TN

    Great fun and an Appleseed to boot ;)
     
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