Skip to comments.7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Planning Thread
Posted on 04/22/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT by TheMom
Planning has begun for the 7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot.
This years shoot will be held at Schwenkes Rifle & Pistol Range, 4407 FM 1069, Aransas Pass, TX. Which is a few miles north of Corpus Christi.
The date of the shoot is October 6th, which is Columbus Day weekend.
I have not talked to the range owner yet to see if we can cook on the range. If not, we will head over here for food & more fun. What food & who cooks has yet to be determined. Im thinking, since we will be on the coast, we should have seafood.
Several of us will be staying in the cottages at that resort. The cottages sleep 2 ~ 4 people; they are a one bedroom with a fold out queen couch. I am going to reserve four cottages so that we will have a common area where we can eat & socialize. Let me know if you want to stay in one of them.
It should be noted that a festival will be held the same weekend as the shoot.
Thats it for now . . .
Contact info & addy to follow via PM on H.A.T. forum.
All fixed now.
75 in the house. Ahhh....
Oh, dang! The house (rented) we moved from three years ago has two buckeye nut trees, and we used to harvest them. But our current property does not have any buckeye trees at all.
I’ll try the grocery store in late September. If no luck, the fallback position is an online purchase, I guess.
Didn’t NYTexan say that he had bumped the reservations to Thursday?
You didn’t include us in your ping, but we intend to be there on Thursday and had planned to stay in one of the cottages.
If you forgot us, we can make other arrangements if all the rooms are taken. Just let me know, please.
I'm pert sure they will be able to extend forward other reservations.
But don't wait to do it!
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to excluded you on purpose ~ I blame it on all the crack I smoked yesterday, it does funny things to your mind. %-}
Reservation’s for Thursday were made this morning. We are all good to go.
I have reserved three cottages for Thursday night. We are all good to go on that end.
Two months until the shoot ping.
I still have one cottage reserved, if you want it let me know. If there are not takers I will cancel that reservation next month.
The schedule so far is, dinner Friday night 7:00 at Captain Benny’s in Fulton; the shoot at Schwenke’s at 10:00 (I still need to ask him if we can cook lunch there); the after party at the cottages in Rockport. A recon trip is in order to find a place for breakfast that can accommodate all of us.
We didn't cook there last time but I don't remember whether it was by choice or not.
Thank you for the ping. We would love to be there but might have to make last minute plans as we can’t commit just yet. Please keep me posted though on all plans. We might surprise ourselves and actually make it a well deserved weekend getaway!
Hugs to all!
[giggles] Thanks for the laugh. I really needed one today.
I’m getting Hubby to come around to my way of thinking that we really should spend more than one day in Texas, LOL!
Besides, I need to try some of that crack. It sounds like da bomb. Way to entice people to show up!!
Purty rifle right thar!!!
Two months until the shoot
The stars at night are big and bright (50 CAL) Boom, boom, boom, boom, Deep in the heart of Texas.
Thank you very much for getting our cottage reservation lined up for us. Sheila, Chris and I will be there. She didn’t even complain. Must’ve been because of the good time we had at the Houston Chapter BBQ some years back that she still talks about from time to time. Woo hoo!!
Regrettably I am going to have to cancel out of this years event as Mrs alfa6 will be having back surgery October 4th.
And as double bummer I will not get to met Jim Robinson:-(
We had a cottage reserved at the Pelican Bay Resort from Sunday 9/30 to Sunday 10/8 IIRC. If anybody would want it let mew know by Freepmail and I will work it out with the resort so that you can have it. Otherwise I cancel it in a few weeks.
Y’all have a great time
Oh, nooooooo!!! I’m so sad that you won’t be there! We will miss you a lot! I hope, however, that your wife has a successful surgery and a full recovery.
I didn’t know JR was coming. LOL! Shows how I’m in the loop....not! :)
I am sorry that you cant make it this year and I regret Mamas back troubles. My backs kinda touched too.
I had know idea Jim was coming
Thanks so much for adding to the memorial of Elroy and “that just good ol let’s do it spirit” over the years.
We always enjoy your company.
Really sorry to hear the you & the Mrs. will not be making the trip this year. I was looking forward to meeting her.
I do hope all goes well with her surgery.
So what do y’all usually do for fun on Friday and Saturday night at the shoot? I’ve heard about some fabulous margaritas. ;p
Are we cooking out? Fishing? Playing drunk Twister or Jenga? Heh.
7 more weeks, baby. Woo! Hoo!
I have a cottage reserved for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. I plan to caravan down from DFW with NYTexan and the gang, but thus far, I have the cottage to myself. If anyone wants to bunk in my cottage to save money, FRmail me.
Sometimes we’ve taken tours of historic houses or
visited the local court house and other local buildings of note.
Some of the nearby libraries are supposed to be very nice
and I hope to find out! Also quilting. We do some quilting.
Drunk quilting sounds dangerous. ;p
In a word...eat, eat and eat...oh, and everyone seems to love NYTexan’s margaritas! :)
Sooo lookin’ forward to it. It’s gettin’ here! :)
I plan to consume mass quantities of Fair food in order to inoculate myself from the Margaritas (and nachos) I'll be serving later that evening when we play 'Last Man Standing'...
I’m with ya, Dude! :) I don’t want to miss ANYthing! :)
Well, I’ll prolly have diet coke (I’m also boring. LOL)
On Friday we meet up for dinner, then find a place to hang out and BS. Saturday night is the same, but with margaritas.
I think it would be fun to get some fishing in this year, since we will be on the coast.
This looks like it would cool to watch . . . 3 p.m. Coast Guard Air Sea Rescue Demonstration in Little Bay.
Oooo...does sound good. What day is that on?
Lots of stuff to do at the Fair. That should be a good one ta see!
The schedule has been finally worked out!
For those arriving Friday, we will meet for dinner at 7:00 at Capt. Bennys , 103 Fulton Beach Road,Fulton, 78382. The place is BYOB & they only accept cash. After dinner we head back to the cottages for some delightful conversation.
Meet for breakfast Saturday morning at 8:00 at Alice Fayes, 106 N Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, 78358. After breakfast it is off to the range, Schwenkes, 4407 FM 1069, Aransas Pass, 78336. For those not joining us for breakfast, the time to get to the range is 10:00. Since our regular cook has other obligations (we will miss you Charlie!), I will leave to pick up some BBQ & fixins around Noonish.
After lunch its free time. Folks can stay at the range and shoot, go to the local festival, or go get some rest! We will all meet back at the cottages around 6:00 for lots of snacks & margaritas!
I need to make reservations for dinner & breakfast, so please let me know if you are going to attend one or both. Also I told Mr. Schwenke I would give him an approximate number of people showing up, so if you only plan on attending the shoot please let me know. When I talked to Mr. Schwenke today he said we might be able to negotiate a lower price per person. I will call him two weeks prior to the shoot to let him know how many will be there, then he & I will talk price.
On a side note BuckeyeTexan is willing to share her cottage, if interested please FReepMail her.
Where we gonna import THAT from?
I’m going to order it from amazon.com.
I will be there! :)
Big surprise, huh!
Oooh! Sounds good.
Will there be any blog pimps there?
Sadly, I’ll be partying in New Orleans that week (Deutsches Haus Octoberfest).
Count me in for all events! I’m so excited. I cannot wait to meet everyone!
Color me shocked! You never make to any of these events. *snerk*
The blog pimps will be the targets.
Is your lovely bride going to join us?
I may be able to talk her into it, but will probably have to bribe her with a fishing trip.
I can guarantee that you will have a great time!
There is lots & lots of fishing in that area!
I’m a slacker. :)
Put me down for dinner and breakfast