Skip to comments.TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot XI Planning Thread
Posted on 10/27/2015 1:13:00 PM PDT by TheMom
The planning stages for TCMS XI are in the works. At this point the plan is to hold the event in October 2016. (Yes, I know that is a looonnnggg way away!) The range we are considering is Hiciksville Range, in Gatesville. The closest lodging we could find is in Whitney.
We have already had one recon trip, which was not very productive due to heavy rains. The entire recon crew checked out one of the places we are considering staying. The majority of us fell in love with the place, even though it was a gloomy weekend. It made for some fun joking about being the perfect place to film a horror movie, especially with the creepy & trashy road to the resort. We all agreed that the pavilion was awesome; it is big enough to hold all of us without bumping into each other.
NYTexan & BuckeyeTexan checked out the other place. I liked it from looking at their website, but was not impressed with the pictures that Buckeye sent me. She & I are going to do another recon so that I can see it in person. There is also one more location we will look at. The one negative for both of those places is the size of their pavilions ~ we need lots of room to move & mingle.
Next week Eaker, humblegunner and I are going to Hicksville Range for a look see and discuss pricing.
Stay tuned for more info . . .
Here we go . . .
The Bates Hotel ;-)
Looks like a winner to me.
I don’t see the Bates Motel aspect but would certainly welcome it.
Closed Road to Choice #2
I liked it!
Galley Kitchen - Check!
Mismatched chairs and other furniture - Check!
Generally unkempt exterior - Check!
Slightly tacky and unrefined - Check!
It’ll be as if we never left home.
Could be gold or arrow heads or even fossils.
Hunting for arrowhead is one of my most favorite pastimes! Found lots of fossils but not so much gold.
This is not what I saw; please post your pictures of such.
Also keep in mind the place was undergoing 10 inched of rain.
Well, you know.. if I have to endure such conditions I suppose I must.
I just worry about what the gents at the club might say about me.
Pretty well covered in the first four photos from the top.
And I was serious about it being just like home.
Not meant as an insult in any way.
you’ll love it there!
Just hope the peacocks are of the quiet variety. :-)
They can raise holy heck. Worse than geese.
Is that Lake Whitney?
Yep - that is Lake Whitney.
Surprisingly they were. I guess they are used to folks walking around.
We found out they will eat cheese too!
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