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7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Planning Thread
4-22-2012 | TheMom

Posted on 04/22/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT by TheMom

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To: LUV W
San Antonio isn’t but a few hours northeast of there

Having just driven it this afternoon, it's 139 miles. :) Depending on where you leave from and end up. That's from the start of I-37 to wherever the roadside signs say is San Antonio. The downtown SA exits are exits 141, so a couple of miles farther.

101 posted on 05/15/2012 8:02:32 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: LUV W
San Antonio isn’t but a few hours northeast of there

Having just driven it this afternoon, it's 139 miles. :) Depending on where you leave from and end up. That's from the start of I-37 to wherever the roadside signs say is San Antonio. The downtown SA exits are exits 141, so a couple of miles farther.

102 posted on 05/15/2012 8:03:00 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

So that makes it about 2 hours, a few minutes more or less. Not too shabby! :)


103 posted on 05/15/2012 8:07:41 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: mylife

You can have the shrimp. I'll take the girl.

104 posted on 05/15/2012 8:13:54 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

That’s a fake shrimp!


105 posted on 05/15/2012 8:24:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

No it ain’t.


106 posted on 05/16/2012 1:24:15 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: El Gato
I understand the finances aspect. I'm not going to be able to stay in the cottages with everyone else.

That has changed, I might be able to afford a cottage after all. Might even get my wife to come, she really likes the area, and I think she might like to see who all these people I'm always talking about are. She might even take a few shots, she's been known to do that. I went down there with her earlier this week for a conference on Mustang Island.

Now scheduling will be an issue.

I have a new job, but I'll have no vacation. Plus that's going to be getting really close to a "Test shot" deadline at the new job. They spoke of overtime being needed... at time and half. :)

Hopefully, something can be arranged to get me to Aransas Pass on Friday night.

107 posted on 05/19/2012 9:17:58 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: smokingfrog
No, but I guarantee I did have some similar duds back in my younger days.

My Mom has a picture of me wearing similar duds, along with similar holstered "six shooter" standing in front of a similar vintage car. A '53 Pontiac to be exact, green 4-door V-8. Like this, only green.

We had that car from the time it was new until we bought a '62 Ford Galaxy Wagon, with bigger V-8.

108 posted on 05/19/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

Your ‘53 would have had a straight eight. Pontiac didn’t introduce their V8 until 1955 along with Chevy.


109 posted on 05/19/2012 10:16:34 AM PDT by Zman516
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To: TheMom

Bump

110 posted on 05/24/2012 6:48:55 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

111 posted on 05/26/2012 4:00:13 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: TheMom

So, Mom. What if a Freeper can’t commit that far out and just shows up at the range on the designated day?


112 posted on 06/12/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: Zippo44
What if a Freeper can’t commit that far out and just shows up at the range on the designated day?

They will be shot.

Or welcome to join us.

I can never remember the rules.

113 posted on 06/12/2012 4:24:43 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom

Okey dokey, I might just take the risk of getting shot. I am curious if I should bring the .45 LC hogleg and lever gun combo, or the reach out and touch someone (at 300 yards) bolt gun? Maybe the .38 snubbie or a wondernine would be fun?

I’m tinking maybee iy need get heavy dooty shocks for da car for ta carry ammo.


114 posted on 06/12/2012 5:35:11 PM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: Zippo44; mylife
I am curious if I should bring the .45 LC hogleg and lever gun combo, or the reach out and touch someone (at 300 yards) bolt gun?

Don't burden yerself with such weighty decisions...just bring everything!

MyLife...Don't EVEN think about doin' that!!! LOL

115 posted on 06/14/2012 6:10:43 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: TheMom; Zippo44; NYTexan

yall are a riot.


116 posted on 06/14/2012 11:12:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Eaker; Squantos; humblegunner

I will always remember Leroy.

What a great Texas gentleman!

Y’all have fun!


117 posted on 06/14/2012 11:52:10 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: LUV W

You can never have enough Robert Earl Keen. Or .45 ACP.


118 posted on 06/21/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; Allegra; eastforker; RikaStrom; thackney; stevie_d_64; Xenalyte; Squantos; ...

I just spoke to Mr. Schwenke about having the shoot on his range. He said that would not be a problem, but he upped his price for non-members to $20.00. He also said (this time) he could not close the range to members ~ I told him that would not be a problem, as we are a friendly bunch that doesn’t mind sharing.

He did not remember us being there before, which he said, is a good thing ~ it means we weren’t “rascals”.

The last time Allegra & I were in the area we found a really, really great seafood place, those that arrive Friday night can meet for dinner there. Still looking (not very hard though) for a breakfast meeting place.

The after the shoot meal and social hour(s) will be held at the cottages where most of us are staying.

What do you folks say about the after the shoot meal being fish, that was caught the night before from the pier of the cottages? (Between all of us, I’m sure we could catch & filet a few fishes).

I think that is it for now.


119 posted on 06/28/2012 2:22:46 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom
The Mrs and I can bring up some homemade canned goodies.

Do you mind if I ping a couple FReepers in my area?

120 posted on 06/28/2012 3:01:52 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Ever notice that when a beggar gets a donation, they immediately put their hand out for more.)
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To: TheMom
I just spoke to Mr. Schwenke about having the shoot on his range. He said that would not be a problem, but he upped his price for non-members to $20.00.

Ouch. That's at least $100 for my bunch to shoot. $80 if my wife opts out (which I'd hate for her to do).

I guess we'll have to stuff more nickels in the cookie jar. Thanks!

121 posted on 06/28/2012 3:03:19 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
But you get to shoot this!



122 posted on 06/28/2012 4:47:42 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Sarajevo

Homemade canned goodies sound yummy!

Feel free to ping anyone you want to this thread. If they want on the TCMS ping list, I’ll be happy to add them.


123 posted on 06/28/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: Windflier

I hope the Mrs. makes it to the range, there is always so many guns to shoot.


124 posted on 06/28/2012 5:22:10 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom
we found a really, really great seafood place

And that would be...?

We'll be bringing Nacho fixin's and Margarita supplies for the party after. Also have a big bag of disposable serving utensils (tongs, spoons, and such)

BTW, Whatever happened to that Gator at DCS?

125 posted on 06/28/2012 5:28:18 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

The name of the place is Captain Benny’s, in Rockport. Their food was just plain awesome!

I think the gator left for wetter ground when the lake dried up.


126 posted on 06/28/2012 5:50:50 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom
Capt. Benny's Seafood Restaurant (may need to scrool up)

Fresh local seafood, oysters (in season) and homemade desserts. BYOB and enjoy our comfortable patio area. Our restaurant is available for private parties. Hours: Open Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sat - 5pm to 9pm.

Think they'll mind if I spin up some Margaritas? ;^)

127 posted on 06/28/2012 6:28:37 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: TheMom

Thanks for the update. Soooooo looking forward to this trip!

I’ll bet the HORSE remembers us. :)


128 posted on 06/28/2012 6:38:01 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: TheMom

MOM

What is the name of the cottages and the address?

charlie


129 posted on 06/28/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: TheMom; Texan5; squarebarb; ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

Pinging neighbors in Bandera!


130 posted on 06/28/2012 8:31:42 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Ever notice that when a beggar gets a donation, they immediately put their hand out for more.)
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To: NYTexan

That is the place!

Not sure how margarita’s work at a BYOB place. We can bring a batch or three, if they say we can’t then we will have to drink them when we get back to the cottages. ;-)


131 posted on 06/28/2012 10:00:00 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: cpdiii

Hi Charlie! The cottages place is called Pelican Bay Resort, located at 4206 N. Hwy 35, Fulton, TX.

Here is there website http://www.pelicanbayresort.com/.


132 posted on 06/28/2012 10:03:50 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: Eaker
But you get to shoot this!

Dayum. Is that yours? It's beautiful.

133 posted on 06/30/2012 5:36:05 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Yeah, I bought it a couple of weeks ago. I hurt my right hand and haven’t had a chance to shoot it yet.

It is calibered in .45 Long Colt and should be a hoot to shoot!


134 posted on 06/30/2012 10:44:57 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Eaker
Yeah, I bought it a couple of weeks ago.

You lucky dog, you.

I hurt my right hand and haven’t had a chance to shoot it yet.

Well, now I feel sorry for you, 'cause you've got to be itching like crazy to go shoot it. Get that hand healed and go have some fun!

135 posted on 06/30/2012 5:47:19 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Eaker

Beautiful!


136 posted on 06/30/2012 5:52:34 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Eaker

Sweet Henry!


137 posted on 07/10/2012 6:15:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife; Ditter
Sweet Henry!

Thanks!

Sadly my hand is still too damaged to shoot it. I may have really mangled the knuckle. That'll teach me to break up a stupid dog fight.

138 posted on 07/10/2012 8:20:08 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Eaker

Ouch! I know what you mean I have gotten involved in several dog fights. I lost.


139 posted on 07/10/2012 8:33:35 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Eaker; humblegunner

Sorry to hear about your hand.
I can always test that rifle for you.
Just ask Gunner!


140 posted on 07/10/2012 9:14:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife; Eaker
I can always test that rifle for you.

Prolly not necessary since it's not a Springfield...

141 posted on 07/11/2012 6:44:23 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: TheMom; LUV W; mylife; TheOldLady

BTW, I’ve advanced our resos at the cottages to include thursday night.

Friday is playday and we’ll prolly hit the Rockport festival.


142 posted on 07/11/2012 6:49:01 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Roger that, BB! I’m READY to roll!! :)

I’ve got a ticket to flyyyyyyyyyy!


143 posted on 07/11/2012 7:04:20 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: NYTexan

Fine by me.
We’ll be tired that night.


144 posted on 07/11/2012 7:20:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

Ouch!


145 posted on 07/11/2012 7:23:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan; Eaker; LUV W; mylife
BTW, I’ve advanced our resos at the cottages to include thursday night.

If Eaker comes down with me Thursday night I'll change our reservation. If he comes down Friday, I will spend Thursday night with my mother.

146 posted on 07/12/2012 10:58:03 AM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom; NYTexan; mylife

Good plan! We have all day Friday to have some fun...and then more fun at the shoot on Saturday! :)


147 posted on 07/12/2012 11:01:16 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: NYTexan

Thank you, sir! I hope we’re there by then. I keep adding days that Hubby has to take off work, and he’s starting to balk, LOL! Just a little.


148 posted on 07/12/2012 11:18:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Windflier

Windy! You’re coming? Oh, I can’t wait to meet you and your family. This is soooo cool!


149 posted on 07/12/2012 11:29:06 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady
You’re coming?

Yeah, we should be able to make it this year. It'll be great to meet you!

150 posted on 07/12/2012 12:39:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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