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Old July 30, 2001, 10:50 AM   #1
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Summer's End National Gathering

The Idea was put forth to hold a National TFL Gathering September 15th and 16th.
Location will be in Utah and probably the same location as the last 2 UT TFL Gatherings.

You guys up for this?
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Old July 30, 2001, 11:58 AM   #2
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That is the same time as the PA gathering!
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Old July 30, 2001, 12:42 PM   #3
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Hmmm... Any other date suggestions?
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Old July 30, 2001, 01:08 PM   #4
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CO?

Not like I'd go, but you want something in the main mess of interstates.

Someone with some ambition could map out all the committed and extrapolate a central point or state.
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Old July 30, 2001, 01:47 PM   #5
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WE could make the PA shoot a National TFL one!!
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Old July 30, 2001, 02:31 PM   #6
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We like Utah as a location but the weekend of 9/15 & 16 we have another gathering to attend in Arizona.
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Old July 30, 2001, 02:39 PM   #7
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Hey now, I asked for Dates - not Locations.
Lets make it a DUAL Gathering... One in PA and One in UT and people can go to the one they want. Okay? Some folks out west can make it to Utah, but PA is too far.

We'll keep it on the 15th and 16th.
Each Gathering take a nice group "Team Photo" and we will take the two images and put them together into one large photo edited group photo!
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Old July 30, 2001, 03:14 PM   #8
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Crossroads of America

The Motto of the State of Indiana is....The Crossroads of America!!! Sounds like a great place to meet if ya ask me!
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Old July 30, 2001, 04:09 PM   #9
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Sounds like a good plan to me... I will setup the video link


I will make sure that atleast 2 Digital Camera's are at the PA meet also....

Would be really nice if we could get a Mid_western meet going around the same days also (CO maybe)???
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Old July 30, 2001, 04:13 PM   #10
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Very Cool George!!!! Thanks for putting up the Thread

Hopefully a few more States will do this and not just Utah and PA. A weekend of TFL Gatherings would be great.
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Old July 30, 2001, 04:54 PM   #11
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With all the members we have here, you'd think TX could host every once in a while......
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Old July 30, 2001, 05:23 PM   #12
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George,
I like SodaPop's idea - set a date and let TFLer's all over meet for local/regional/state shoots. The idea would be to put a lot of lead in the air, regardless of where that air is, eh? Hopefully the dates will work for me.

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Old July 30, 2001, 05:24 PM   #13
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Indiana sounds perfect to me--but then, I live in Illinois.
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Old July 30, 2001, 06:29 PM   #14
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I'm interested. How far from the nearest airport (not a "chicken run" type please) is the Utah shoot? Is it near SLC?
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Old July 30, 2001, 07:31 PM   #15
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Doug, we shoot to an area that is probably about 40 miles to the south of the SLC airport. Let us know if you plan on flying out and we will help arrange stuff for you like transportation or lodging if you are so interested.

Yea, how about it Texas? You guys seem to have the most TFLers. Drizzt, maybe you should try to put one together. Harrass Dennis and Art about it.

Wouldn't it be cool to have like 10 different TFL gatherings that weekend? Just off of the top of my head I know that Utah and Pennsylvania could do it. Georgia seems to be able to put together a good bunch. (Having lived in Alabama in saddens me to see Georgia beat 'Bama at anything )

George, maybe we should put up a thread in General. Get all the other states attention. Then have them come here to have a roll call and organize their shoots.

I do think that every shoot should have some commonality for the sake of TFL togetherness:

1. Blast a watermelon with a 12 ga. up close at the very end.
2. Eat some Bratwurst, or what ever your regional TFL food of choice is.
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Old July 30, 2001, 09:32 PM   #16
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Our regional Food is the Philly Cheese Steak and Soft Pretzels. And a nice Italian Hoagie.
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Old July 30, 2001, 10:26 PM   #17
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I prefer my sushi and Yuengling Lager not cheesesteaks damn it!
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Old July 30, 2001, 11:22 PM   #18
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I'll Bring a case of that stuff to the PA meet for after
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Old July 31, 2001, 07:25 AM   #19
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Philly Cheese Steak - oh my aching plugged arteries!

Sushi - not unless it is cooked.

Whatinhell is a "Hoagie" oh you mean Hero.

So much for "Regional" food.

How about some Bratwurst, my vote for official TFL food

Soda find out if W & W will let us set up a grill.


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Old July 31, 2001, 08:33 AM   #20
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Son, I love sushi. You should have seen Bob West (fellow Utah TFLer) when I tried to get him to eat some though.

I think this is a great idea. Have a whole bunch of seperate TFL gatherings on the same day. This should rock.
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Old July 31, 2001, 01:31 PM   #21
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Once we settle ona date I can try to line up the big tents and some more tables again, plus Doug444's we should have a great set up. We need to start spreading the word on this. If you go to another websight please drop it in their "shoots and meets" board!

The more people the better, maybe get a few more class III's out there and really tear up the big rock.

We need to plan out the events a bit better than we have so we can make a couple of fun days out of it. It will help make it worth while for those from other states to drive over and shoot with us.

We could also plan some activities for the kids and other non shooters that may come with the shooter, maybe get a group discount for a good action/progun movie for Saturday night.
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Old July 31, 2001, 02:20 PM   #22
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Thats the idea with this being a 2 day event...
Whatever movie we feature - it will NOT be Planet of the Apes!

We could make it an over nighter too - Set up regular tents and just camp out.
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Old July 31, 2001, 04:34 PM   #23
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Lets stick to the two Sept dates. Its a month and a half away so most people should be able to make plans. George- can you put up a banner like the new S.W.A.T banner for this National TFL Gathering??????

I'll ask the people at Water and Wings if we can set up a Grill. I am going to see if I can get some guy I met at the range to bring his 50BMG to the TFL shoot in Sept.

We need someone to run from the PA Cheese Steak Grill, to the Utah Bratwurst Grill, with a torch or something to start the Festivities.
And Release some Doves at the Sporting Clays Field. Well maybe not that
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Old July 31, 2001, 07:44 PM   #24
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We might be able to do something like that...
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Old July 31, 2001, 08:14 PM   #25
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To my fellow, dedicated TFL Georgia contigent: how about it? Do we want to meet in Fort Valley, Atlanta, elsewhere in GA, or do we want to try to mix with the SC folks?
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