Skip to comments.10th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Planning Thread
Posted on 11/30/2014 8:17:12 PM PST by TheMom
Nine years ago Eaker & I were talking about what a wonderful person TexasCowboy was and what poopheads his children were. We both agreed that it would be a damn shame to let the memory of him lapse. Three or four times a year TexasCowboy would host shoots at various ranges across Texas. After everyone was finished shooting, he would then serve up a yummy lunch. It was while Eaker & I were talking that I came up with the (rare brilliant) idea of continuing what he started, but to do this in his memory. This is how the TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot was born.
2015 will mark the 10th Annual Memorial Shoot! I could not be more proud of how this event has blossomed throughout the years. The following phrase has been spoken at every shoot, except the first one, This is the best shoot weve had!.
Get ready to speak those words again . . .
The 10th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot will be held June 6th, 2015 at Schwenkes Rifle Range in Aransas Pass. This is a private range, but I was once again able to sweet talk Mr. Schwenke to let us use his range (OK maybe it wasnt so much the sweet talk as it was he saw how much extra money he could make for the day). The cost is $15.00/adult. We have the 25 yard range reserved for us, but will be allowed to use the other ranges ~ as long as we blend in and are respectful to the members. The shoot will start at 10:00 am. Ill have waivers for everyone to sign, and will collect your fee with the waivers to turn in all at one time. This year we will not meet as a group for breakfast before heading to the range.
If cpdiii is able to make it to the shoot he will provide lunch, otherwise we will have BBQ catered in (which will cost about $8.00/person ~ havent priced that yet).
I have reserved a block of 15 cottages at Pelican Bay Resorts ~ http://www.pelicanbayresort.com/ ~ for June 4th 6th. To reserve a cottage call (Toll Free) 866-729-7177 or 361-729-7177, let them know you are with the TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot group. Our group will receive a discount on the price quoted on their website. The club house rents for $150.00 for four hours, I reserved Friday and Saturday nights ~ I cant remember the start times, but we have to be out of there by 10:00 pm both nights. The lady I spoke with said we could probably use the club house for free, depending on how many cottages we actually rent.
For those arriving Thursday night dinner will be at Captain Bennys ~ this is subject to change. The Friday night dinner is yet to be determined. Saturday night will be easy stuff ~ appetizers and chips & dip type stuff. There are a few months yet to figure all that out.
Everyone get your vacation requests in early. Really look forward to seeing everyone in June!
10th Annual Shoot thread ping!
Are we there yet?...are we there yet?
I thought Dallas traffic was bad.
We’ll get there when we get there! Now sit back and have another candy bar & soda. ;-)
God Bless Elroy, God Bless You All
Hats Off To Ladies, Give Names To Dogs, March Into Battle, Right, left, RIGHT!!
Corpus Christi is beautiful!!!
Yep. The range is about 30 miles Southeast of Corpus.
You’ll have to travel through the awful Houston traffic.
I will try and start my planning, hopefully I can make it.
But I made need a different approach to get down there, wish I had more vacation time. :P
Corpus is a trek but beautiful.
You can run the gamut down the islands.
It’s pert near my birth place.
Hope we’ve built up yer tolerance for my Margaritas over the last few years...fun to come!
God bless you!
Indeed, I have built-up a bit of a tolerance!
Yeah. We will “work on this.”
Are you my long lost sister, onyx? I think our views on nearly everything are in perfect harmony. I love that city! It's far enough away from Dallas to seem like it's "somewhere else" (it even has HEB stores which aren't up here) but close enough to get there in a day's drive. Landry's on the T-bar is a favorite as is Mustang Island, the Lexington, the aquarium, Rockport...and I could go on and on. Yes, it's a beautiful place and the canals are like Venice.
Mustang and Padre Island are some of our best coastline
Now I gotta find a way to work this out (I pray I can, June is very busy for us up here)
Range has to be close by.
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