Time to plan a Christmas gathering

Discussion in 'California' started by Aggie, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. Aggie

    Aggie Member

    Messages:
    4,925
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    So. Utah
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'm in a good mood tonight. Makes me think of the soon to be displayed Christmas spirit. Is there some place in Cal that would be central enoogh to hold a state wide apug Christmas party? We could even do a print swap for Christmas. I-5 is the main freeway from one end to the next. What does everyone think?
     
  2. Dave Parker

    Dave Parker Inactive

    Messages:
    4,049
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Can I come, can I, can I....

    I really wish that I could, I have a son in school in Weed, CA and it would be great to see him and get together with fellow apugers..

    Dave Parker
    Ground Glass Specialties.
     
  3. blansky

    blansky Subscriber

    Messages:
    5,981
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Location:
    Wine country, N. Cal.
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    NO Dave you can't come. You have to go the the Montana Christmas Party. If you aren't a card carrying Californian APUGer you simply aren't eligible. SORRY.

    Also what ever possessed you to send your son to a place called Weed. Isn't there enough distractions for students these days without going to a place called Weed.


    Michael
     
  4. Eric Rose

    Eric Rose Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,444
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Location:
    Calgary AB,
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Weed U. My kind of place!!
     
  5. mark

    mark Member

    Messages:
    5,270
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    At least they are not trying to hide it. Is this a horticultural school?
     
  6. Dave Parker

    Dave Parker Inactive

    Messages:
    4,049
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Mark,

    No actually it is a firefighters school, he is trying to become a firefighter in LA County and getting part of his schooling up there.

    Dave
     
  7. fingel

    fingel Member

    Messages:
    298
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisc
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Dude, I've been too Weed. It's hella cool.
     
  8. blansky

    blansky Subscriber

    Messages:
    5,981
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Location:
    Wine country, N. Cal.
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Satinsnow wrote

    No actually it is a firefighters school, he is trying to become a firefighter in LA County and getting part of his schooling up there.

    Well why didn't you say so. That puts a whole new light on things.

    Oh course you can come to our Christmas Party.

    Also you probably know what we all want for Christmas, so bring a lot with you.


    Michael
     
  9. Shmoo

    Shmoo Subscriber

    Messages:
    972
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Location:
    Southern Cal
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Of course "central" in California means a lot of things. You could end up near the San Andreas Fault in the Central Valley at which point no tripod will keep your camera steady!

    :smile:
     
  10. John McCallum

    John McCallum Member

    Messages:
    2,410
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I hear the wine up that way is pretty good. Perhaps I could bring a couple of bottles from down here also (just to compare of course - our Pinot Noir isn't bad) to relieve the responsibility of bringing prints.
    Assuming Way out of towners are also invited!
     
  11. Mateo

    Mateo Subscriber

    Messages:
    502
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Hollister, C
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
    Hey, I'll bring my favorite local Cabernet.
     
  12. bmac

    bmac Member

    Messages:
    2,156
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Monterey / Salinas looks pretty dead center to me.
     
  13. Aggie

    Aggie Member

    Messages:
    4,925
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    So. Utah
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    If we do a central one, we should look at motel or other facilities in the area, so those who drink don't have to drive all the way home later.

    Who all would come, and how afr is everyone from the Monterey area? I bet we could get Kim Weston to show us around Wildcat Hill.
     
  14. Sponsored Ad
  15. Becky Lynn

    Becky Lynn Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Location:
    Central Vall
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Party? I love parties! I think a party and print swap sounds like a GREAT IDEA. I'm in the Central Valley so of course, I think "Central" would be great. :smile:
     
  16. rbarker

    rbarker Member

    Messages:
    2,222
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Location:
    Rio Rancho,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Brilliant idea, Shmoo. Parkfield would be the perfect place! :wink:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. jimgalli

    jimgalli Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,571
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Tonopah Neva
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format
    Tonopah Nevada of course. Bring warm clothes.
     
  18. tomtom

    tomtom Member

    Messages:
    83
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    gee, i'd love to party with the cali apuger's but christmas and retail means hard to get time off. please let me know if it's going to be a saturday late evening shindig maybe i can still make it if the drive isn't too long. just in case i can't come, somebody take pictures for me :tongue:
    tomtom
     
  19. rbarker

    rbarker Member

    Messages:
    2,222
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Location:
    Rio Rancho,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Monterey is a great place for shooting if we wanted to make the gathering into a photo trek. But, it's probably not as convenient to get to as some other "central" venues, and its more expensive than many places, as well.

    Perhaps it would be a good idea to get a sense of preferences between:

    1. a photo day trip with a party in the evening, or

    2. just a party in the evening.

    If its a photo day trip, then the questions of where, what time for gathering, and all that sort of thing come into play.
     
  20. Aggie

    Aggie Member

    Messages:
    4,925
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    So. Utah
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    This was arrangeable back in Oct. But now many have plans and a full slate of events. What about a post holidays gathering when there is no pressures? I-5 is the main artery through the state. There is a very picturesque wild life refuge in the central valley. What about meeting near that. We could find a nice motel with a large room to meet in, and those who do not wish to drive both ways in one day, can stay. We would also have the WR as a venue to go shoot in. It is the same place Roman Loranc shoots a lot of his in.
     
  21. rbarker

    rbarker Member

    Messages:
    2,222
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Location:
    Rio Rancho,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Aggie - I agree that a post-holiday CA get-together is probably more realistic at this point.

    Which wildlife refuge are you thinking about?
     
  22. Becky Lynn

    Becky Lynn Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Location:
    Central Vall
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Aggie,

    I LOVE the idea of it being in the central valley near the stomping grounds of Roman Loranc. Roman's work is beautiful to say the least. Aggie, are you in the central valley? I'm in Modesto.
     
  23. Aggie

    Aggie Member

    Messages:
    4,925
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    So. Utah
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'm in the east bay near where the Sacramento River joins the back bay. I can get to Modesto in less than an hour the way I drive.

    I also got another suggestion today. San Lorenzo Park in King City. It looks really interesting.
     
  24. rbarker

    rbarker Member

    Messages:
    2,222
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Location:
    Rio Rancho,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I thought you might kick and scream over that suggestion, Becky. :wink:

    Strangely, having been hatched and fetched-up in the central valley, I've never ventured into the area around Kesterson. It does look interesting, though. What's the access like?
     
  25. Becky Lynn

    Becky Lynn Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Location:
    Central Vall
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'm over here kick'n and scream'n...... :smile:

    I've never been there either. I don't get out of my own pasture much.
     
  26. Gustavo_Castilla

    Gustavo_Castilla Member

    Messages:
    890
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Location:
    Bryan Texas
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Count me in and keep me informed