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lee
06-05-2006, 09:07 PM
I always thought the ultimate Star Trek game would be to dress up in the star trek stuff and visit a Renaissance Festival and pretend to be on another planet.

lee\c

David Brown
06-05-2006, 09:26 PM
I always thought the ultimate Star Trek game would be to dress up in the star trek stuff and visit a Renaissance Festival and pretend to be on another planet.

lee\c

:D :D :D :D :cool:

Valerie
06-05-2006, 09:27 PM
too late, lee! see it every year!

i am 20 minutes away--can also "host" something

David Brown
06-05-2006, 09:36 PM
But seriously,

Lee, Mike, Jeremy, Matt and I were together Saturday (on another photographic matter) and this came up. We talked about maybe something that would fall in the SA-Houston-DFW triangle. This would facilitate (relatively) short drives for the most people. A state park. Something in the piney woods. Etc. Or, Galveston? A bit out of the triangle ...

A bit out of the way, but worth the drive if one's never been there is outer Hill Country.

http://www.foxfirecabins.com/

The area around Vanderpool and Leakey, while not the Davis Mountains, is still a bit more than what most people know of the Hill Country. There are actually signs on switchback state hwys that say "10 MPH".

Anyway, just food for thought. Surely we can come up with a central, photogenic place.

photomc
06-05-2006, 10:37 PM
So far so good, and thinking out loud is what I had hoped for. Clay/Valerie Thank You for your kind offers...we might just take you up. Hope that everyone that is interested will continue to add to this, by the end of Aug 1st of Sep we should have a good idea of when and where.

One area I considered is La Bahia Road (http://www.texasescapes.com/TRIPS/Road_to_Independence/road_to_independence.htm) - if you have not been to the TexasEscapes website it is pretty good.

Keep those ideas coming....man I can't believe I'm not jumping at the chance to come down and see Clay's prints :)

David Brown
06-17-2006, 09:33 AM
Just thought I'd bump this thread. I know it's "only" June, but a little planning goes a long way...

(...as I've found out with other APUG endeavers.) ;)

Gay Larson
06-17-2006, 12:57 PM
Hey how about a little closer for the Oklahoma folk???

david b
06-17-2006, 01:25 PM
How about beautiful Amarillo? I can make it there in 7 hours.

David Brown
06-17-2006, 01:37 PM
How about beautiful Amarillo? I can make it there in 7 hours.

I would rather go to where you are, but then it wouldn't be Texas. :o

Gay Larson
06-17-2006, 09:56 PM
YES, PALO DURO CANYON!!! right outside Amarillo only 6 hours from me. And it is Texas, my home town! Yea

photomc
06-17-2006, 11:54 PM
Keep 'em coming..had a PM from a PM suggesting the Heart of Texas - Brady. Since there are a few here from the Lone Star State is only reason suggestion was made. If a big group wants to meet up anywhere in the region we should consider it. Am aware that by Sep/Oct some will have kiddos back in school and time could be limited for travel. If it looks like we could pull more than one off, there is NO reason not to! BTW, I think Palo Duro would be great fun.

kwmullet
06-18-2006, 12:32 AM
If we're talking Amarillo, we'd have to hit the Cadillac Ranch (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/TXAMAcadillac.html) for a shootin' opportunity (hell, we could even produce "The APUG Cadillac Ranch Folio" and sell off copies with some of the proceeds going to Breast Cancer (I mention this, since it looks like the cars were all painted pink at one point as a tribute to breast cancer victims).

There's also Route 66.

-KwM-

Gay Larson
06-18-2006, 11:37 PM
I haven't been home in a long time, but I heard that the Cadillac ranch is now covered in graffiti. It made me very sad. I hope it's not true.

kwmullet
06-18-2006, 11:59 PM
I've never been. The two times I've been to Amarillo, I didn't have as good directions for finding the sculpture as on that website I linked to above.

My understanding (from that same website) is that the owner encourages folks to leave their mark.

Gay Larson
06-19-2006, 12:01 AM
He is quite a character alright!!

lee
06-19-2006, 08:20 AM
Kevin,

The cadillacs are right on I 40 about 10 miles west of town. They are on the left side of the hiway if you are headed west about 300 yards up in the pasture. There is a gate to allow everyone to walk up and touch or paint the cars.

lee\c

David Brown
06-19-2006, 10:44 AM
I haven't been home in a long time, but I heard that the Cadillac ranch is now covered in graffiti. It made me very sad. I hope it's not true.

Gay: The grafitti is part of the "art".

manjo
06-30-2006, 12:48 AM
I am currently traveling in NE but will be back home in Austin by Fall. If yall have a meet planned in mid sept/early oct count me in ...

BTW Is this of any interest ?

http://www.heritagesocietyaustin.org/pioneerfarm.html

OR

http://www.nps.gov/saan/

OR

Reimer's Ranch Alamo Movie set Dripping Springs TX

David Brown
07-09-2006, 10:51 PM
Allow me to throw out another possibility:

http://www.safotofestival.com/

This wasn't going on when I lived there! ('till '89) Might be interesting.

David Brown
07-19-2006, 04:14 PM
Just posting to see if there would be any interest in a get together, there are a few of us. Say maybe late Sep. early Oct. so it is not quite so hot. Ideas on when/where welcome.

Just thought I'd bump this, since late Sept. is but 2 months away. And, I "know how we are". :p

Also, "not quite so hot" would be a remarkable thing! :o