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Postby JimTX » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:43 am

Good evening, everyone! (& request this be made sticky post till the event?)

I'm looking forward to the event. Might I ask (and I presume CC will wanna know), who all is coming? Let me break it down to two three responses, for an easy tally.

1. COMMITTED

2. TENTATIVE.

3. wishicouldbetherebutsorryican't

Okay, that's outta the way. Now then. Who all are bringing wife, or significant other? I'm still trying to get Iris to commit to going, and the more ladies there, the more likely it is that she'll join the festivities.

Finally, is there some concensus as to a favored choice for lodging? If Iris isn't coming, I'd gladly room-share. But I canna 'ford no Ritz-Carelton.

Oh, and I'll be bringing an idea to really add to the celebration. Set aside a $20 bill if you possibly can, and I'll explain it then. Parts of it gotta be kept Q.T., so I can't post it here. But I think you'll like it when I tellya, and will want to participate.

Regardless, I'll be a Saturday morning arrival, starting out early from Galvetraz. Seeya then!

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Re: CC's 3rd Annual Shooting Fiesta ATTENDANCE/LODGING SURVEY

Postby randy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:52 am

JimTX wrote:request this be made sticky post till the event?


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Re: CC's 3rd Annual Shooting Fiesta ATTENDANCE/LODGING SURVEY

Postby Rod » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:37 am

Arriving Friday morning with wife. We're staying at Homewood Suites at Ben White, near the airport. Wife's meeting a friend from college so the two of them MAY be with us part of Saturday. Her friend said, "I'd like to try shooting."
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Postby Rumpshot » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:20 am

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Postby Denis » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:17 am

wishicouldbetherebutsorryican't :cry:

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Postby Aglifter » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:05 pm

Unfortunately, work (in SC) calls...
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Postby Captain Wheelgun » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:45 pm

I'll be there. Are we meeting at the donut shop at William Cannon & Manchaca again?
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Postby Combat Controller » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:37 am

Yup, at the Donuts Shop 10 am.

I have Miss G&T and perhaps a few other women showing.

Jim, want to bring those wheel weights?
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Postby SoupOrMan » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:09 am

Well, I will definitely be there, driving like a modest bat out of Heck from Illinois. Staying at the Super 8 Austin/ Airport South. It's close to what's left of Bergstrom AFB. I'll also be doing another non Guncounter-related meeting, as apparently there are a bunch of girls here with whom I play City of Heroes.

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Postby cu74 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:40 am

I'll be driving down on Friday, weather permitting, ("weather permitting" is an obligatory Mid-West caveat - the weather bested me last year with snow/ice in Kansas and Oklahoma) Guess I'd best get with the program and find a hotel/motel. Anything planned as far as a Friday evening meet-up?
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Postby Combat Controller » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:48 am

Friday night we will probably go eat with whomever is in town. Email me for my number if you don't have it yet.

Make reservations soon, SXSW tends to take them all up.
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Postby cu74 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:06 pm

Reservation made. Quite a few of the hotels/motels in the South Austin/Airport area had no rooms available. IF you haven't made reservations yet, you might want to get on that.....
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Postby SoupOrMan » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:09 pm

Heh. I've had mine for about a month. Once I found out that SXSW was the same weekend, I hurried.
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Postby JimTX » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:09 pm

NEW QUESTION:

At the last two Fiestas, it turned out that "lunch" was somewhat problematic, in that there aren't any dining establishments truly close to the range.

So, might I suggest that everyone coming try to either put together a pic-a-nic basket or such? Even the out-of-towners can accomplish this with a visit to the stop n' rob or a grocery store.

I will ask this though. Anyone who can bring one of those big "banquet style" coffee urns, would be a hero in my book. If one of those is confirmed available, I'll buy a couple pounds o' coffee to stuff into it.

Ordinarily, I'd bring my own coffeepot, but it's undignified to try to shoot when hooked up to a coffee I.V. drip.


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Postby Rod » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:13 pm

Just had a crazy thought. I'm in the Homewood Suites at Ben White and I-35. Wonder how many people I'm going to freak out carrying gun cases in and out of the hotel. This MIGHT be fun.
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Postby Aglifter » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:43 pm

Austin: Even the hippies carry guns. While I have to go to work, Friday night shooting at Red's South might be a good experience.
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Postby Combat Controller » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:19 pm

My massage therapist with the yoga school invited me out to go shooting on her dads land with her. She offered to loan me a gun if I didn't have enough.

Really! Seems not that many people know the true level of my enthusiasm. I must be slacking...
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Postby Legman688 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:55 pm

Oh, I'm committed all right...
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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:42 pm

Legman688 wrote:Oh, I'm committed all right...


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Postby Jered » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:53 am

CombatController wrote:My massage therapist with the yoga school invited me out to go shooting on her dads land with her. She offered to loan me a gun if I didn't have enough.

Really! Seems not that many people know the true level of my enthusiasm. I must be slacking...


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Postby SoupOrMan » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:37 am

Rod wrote:Just had a crazy thought. I'm in the Homewood Suites at Ben White and I-35. Wonder how many people I'm going to freak out carrying gun cases in and out of the hotel. This MIGHT be fun.


I freaked out a lot of people since it seems my hotel was also filled with South By Southwest travelers who were from Chicago and Philly. They didn't like my answer to "Going to war with all those guns?"

I said "Nah, it's hipster douchebag season. Just got my full allotment of tags."

They shut up.
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Postby Windy Wilson » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:24 am

SoupOrMan wrote:
Rod wrote:Just had a crazy thought. I'm in the Homewood Suites at Ben White and I-35. Wonder how many people I'm going to freak out carrying gun cases in and out of the hotel. This MIGHT be fun.


I freaked out a lot of people since it seems my hotel was also filled with South By Southwest travelers who were from Chicago and Philly. They didn't like my answer to "Going to war with all those guns?"

I said "Nah, it's hipster douchebag season. Just got my full allotment of tags."

They shut up.


Well, if they're going to be obnoxious like that . . .

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Re: CC's 3rd Annual Shooting Fiesta ATTENDANCE/LODGING SURV

Postby Rod » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:56 am

This is from a year or two ago
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Postby Combat Controller » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:15 am

Yeah, you posted to the 3rd annual not the 5th....
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Postby Legman688 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:20 am

I got REALLY freaked out about the fact that I was posting in a thread I had no memory of ever seeing before.

Serious WTFIGO moment right there. I seriously started to doubt my own insanity.
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