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       Well the girlfriend and me have gotten serious (yeah....allaya who know my history just..... :neener.   I figured out a lot of personal issues I had and have a bit better grip on life).

  Leastways......Lol,  tentatively planning either late January or mid February going to Blaine Tennessee to meet her family.   As long as I was there, I was wondering who/what WTA members would be in say a 300-400 mile radius from there?      Figured we may need a break from her family mauling me, and considering how rarely I travel I thought it may be interesting to put a few faces to the names.

   Flying so I wouldn't have any guns for a shoot other than a carry pistol.    And not a biggy of scheduales,etc. don't work out, it's just a thought.

Likewise, who around the area knows of something that's a "MUST SEE"?   

I plan on going to The Anniston AL CMP store possibly.....I know it's not like they used to be maybe, but I still may hafta go and pick up an M1.....maybe....

     
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    Re: Possible meetup with WTA Members Tennessee area: Mid February probably?
    « Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 10:09:56 AM »
    Grant,  just a word you might want to consider.

    Claustrophobic,  ie.  dealing with that feeling.

    seriously,  I had been on the high plains in Western Kansas for 20 years and even where I'm at now in Eastern Kansas for the last 17, the sight lines are very long. 
    When I go down to the folks place in Arkansas, I get that claustrophobic, heemed in, closed in, can't see a damn thing but trees feeling.  First few trips back and I just knew I was uncomfortable,  took awhile to figure out what it really was (not folks, not family) but, I just could not SEE.

    just something to keep in mind when you head for Tennessee.

    and as much as I'd like to,  I don't see that trip as an option right now. 


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    Re: Possible meetup with WTA Members Tennessee area: Mid February probably?
    « Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 10:26:42 AM »
    That would be an eight hour drive, in the February snow?  Nope. 
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    « Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 10:59:24 AM »
    That's funny chief I have the opposite feeling when I go out west;) I started thinking I didn't have enough gun for the ranges I could see;) Around here a hundred yards is a long shot just because of the amount of trees;)

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    Re: Possible meetup with WTA Members Tennessee area: Mid February probably?
    « Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 11:15:04 AM »
    You'd be about a day's drive from Atlanta - 6 hours and change. 3 hours to Chattanooga, which has a great aquarium - be happy to meet y'all there. Long enough drive to justify an overnight stay, if you want to do some sightseeing. Lookout Mountain isn't far from Chattanooga, nor are Rock City & Ruby Falls (if you wanna *really* test feeling claustrophobic, a cave'll do it every time).

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    Re: Possible meetup with WTA Members Tennessee area: Mid February probably?
    « Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 04:49:30 PM »
           

      Leastways......Lol,  tentatively planning either late January or mid February going to Blaine Tennessee to meet her family.   As long as I was there, I was wondering who/what WTA members would be in say a 300-400 mile radius from there?

         

    You'll be about an hour and a half from me.  Let me know when you'll be in the area and we'll figger something out.



       Flying so I wouldn't have any guns for a shoot other than a carry pistol.
         

    Not an issue.  If you're up for a day trip you can be my guest at Kettlefoot, weather permitting.  I'll have plenty of stuff to shoot.


        . . .  going to Blaine Tennessee to meet her family. 

        . . .  may need a break from her family mauling me . . .

         

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    « Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 09:44:18 PM »
    Grant,  just a word you might want to consider.

    Claustrophobic,  ie.  dealing with that feeling.

    seriously,  I had been on the high plains in Western Kansas for 20 years and even where I'm at now in Eastern Kansas for the last 17, the sight lines are very long. 
    When I go down to the folks place in Arkansas, I get that claustrophobic, heemed in, closed in, can't see a damn thing but trees feeling.  First few trips back and I just knew I was uncomfortable,  took awhile to figure out what it really was (not folks, not family) but, I just could not SEE.

    just something to keep in mind when you head for Tennessee.

    and as much as I'd like to,  I don't see that trip as an option right now. 


    Definitely know what you mean  ;)  Spent a week in Montana, western part in the deep mountains......yeah....wouldn't spend more than a week there.  I fully expect to be uncomfortable most of the visit.    Likewise I had a friend from Oregon visit who lived in the forests....damn near drove him batty being out on the planes.   

    And no worries :thumbup1  I figure even if I don't meet up with anyone that's cool, I am just figuring we'll either have a short trip and come back early, or take abreak for a road trip in between the visits with family.

     
    Goatroper I'll give ya a shout when the trip comes closer, that's for sure and Booksmart as well.     Luckily I think the reason in Tennessee is she didn't fit in with the hillbillys ;)   At least partially.   still may be crazy since she's a horse gal though.


      Kaso: We'll see ;)   Montana sometimes is high and dry in February, sometimes snowed in deep.  Figured it may be open, if it is it'll work, if it's not the trip may be delayed anyway.

     
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    Re: Possible meetup with WTA Members Tennessee area: Mid February probably?
    « Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 09:29:39 AM »
    I'm up for it. It's just 2 hours away and I love that part of Tennessee. I can stop by Smoky Mountain Knives on the way through Sevierville too. No stressing about scheduling. We could just have lunch and talk.
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    Re: Possible meetup with WTA Members Tennessee area: Mid February probably?
    « Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 07:54:39 PM »
    Depending on my schedule, it could work.  I'm about two hours southwest from Chattanooga, or about two hours south of Nashville.

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    « Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 01:16:40 PM »
    You've also got Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but I'm not sure if most everything is closed for the season.


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    « Reply #10 on: October 02, 2016, 09:45:30 PM »
    I'm up for it. It's just 2 hours away and I love that part of Tennessee. I can stop by Smoky Mountain Knives on the way through Sevierville too. No stressing about scheduling. We could just have lunch and talk.
    :thumbup1   That'll work good Sarge, one of the main plans for the trip was a visit to the SMKW store there as well anyway.

     As for y'all: I'll update this when it gets a bit closer. Looks like a good batch of WTA members around there  :thumbup1
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    « Reply #11 on: October 03, 2016, 09:19:45 AM »
    It may be possible for me to make it. All depends on when the office schedules my recurrent training.
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    « Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 05:25:20 PM »
    :thumbup1   That'll work good Sarge, one of the main plans for the trip was a visit to the SMKW store there as well anyway.

     As for y'all: I'll update this when it gets a bit closer. Looks like a good batch of WTA members around there  :thumbup1

    Excellent. I'm looking forward to it. Weather permitting of course. The road to Gatlinburg from Cherokee is the devil's own in the snow.


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    « Reply #13 on: October 07, 2016, 01:52:35 AM »
    :thumbup1   That'll work good Sarge, one of the main plans for the trip was a visit to the SMKW store there as well anyway.

     As for y'all: I'll update this when it gets a bit closer. Looks like a good batch of WTA members around there  :thumbup1
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    Pics or it didn't happen .  .  .   :cool

    Of the trip or the woman  :neener
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    « Reply #17 on: October 07, 2016, 09:59:48 PM »
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    « Reply #18 on: October 07, 2016, 10:15:01 PM »
      You guys are incorrigible   :neener

        And I'm slightly bragging  :cool

    Ah shoot, You have the same weakness as I do. I never could refuse a brunette with a good personality. Granted, I can't see her personality in the photo, but I trust your judgement  ;).
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    « Reply #19 on: October 07, 2016, 10:33:30 PM »
    Ah shoot, You have the same weakness as I do. I never could refuse a brunette with a good personality. Granted, I can't see her personality in the photo, but I trust your judgement  ;).

    If you knew my history with women you wouldn't trust it  :rotfl   

    That said she is truly a class above all others.   I've gone out with women, but I know she's "the one".  If it ever did not work out I know I wouldn't try again as everything is too "right" right now.   And I'm not just saying that with current infatuation  ;)
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    « Reply #20 on: October 07, 2016, 10:40:07 PM »
    If you knew my history with women you wouldn't trust it  :rotfl   

    That said she is truly a class above all others.   I've gone out with women, but I know she's "the one".  If it ever did not work out I know I wouldn't try again as everything is too "right" right now.   And I'm not just saying that with current infatuation  ;)

    How long have you two been going out? If you don't mind me asking.

    I wish you the absolute best of luck and I hope things work out for you.

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    « Reply #21 on: October 08, 2016, 03:49:05 AM »
    Woah! Pretty girl...I, too have weakness for a brunette.

    Back in my younger days I played the field far and wide (but not in a weird way as SLM would suggest  ;)). I took my wild Uncle Bernie's advice to heart that half the world's population was made up of women so don't waste any time on just one but when I met The One, BAM! that was all it took. 30 years and 5 kids later I still feel like I won the lottery.

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    « Reply #22 on: October 08, 2016, 08:43:47 AM »
      Thanks for the advice Sarge.   :thumbup1  Yeah, brunettes are my Achilles heel. 

         First met her in April.  I've gone out with women that were a fun date, or interesting, or nice but just wasn't it.   We just clicked on the first date and I knew I had to see her again and it's only gotten worse absolutely every time I've seen her.    Told her I loved her on the 3rd date, something I would have sworn would never happen to me.      We're taking it slow to be on the safe side, but never seen a woman who matches up on absolutely everything as me.

      Had my head up my ass for awhile.  (Ask Sarge: he knows that ;) ).  Took me awhile to figure out that I had to figure out my own crap and what "I" wanted in my life and what I wanted my life to be, in work, in faith and in beliefs before you involve women into it.    Even before I met her (Her name's Kate) my life has been going a lot smoother.

       Oops....kinda started rambling I guess :cool
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    « Reply #23 on: October 08, 2016, 11:03:13 AM »
      Thanks for the advice Sarge.   :thumbup1  Yeah, brunettes are my Achilles heel. 

         First met her in April.  I've gone out with women that were a fun date, or interesting, or nice but just wasn't it.   We just clicked on the first date and I knew I had to see her again and it's only gotten worse absolutely every time I've seen her.    Told her I loved her on the 3rd date, something I would have sworn would never happen to me.      We're taking it slow to be on the safe side, but never seen a woman who matches up on absolutely everything as me.

      Had my head up my ass for awhile.  (Ask Sarge: he knows that ;) ).  Took me awhile to figure out that I had to figure out my own crap and what "I" wanted in my life and what I wanted my life to be, in work, in faith and in beliefs before you involve women into it.    Even before I met her (Her name's Kate) my life has been going a lot smoother.

       Oops....kinda started rambling I guess :cool

    Sir, that's adorable  :cool. I'm all for our board members being happier, better people. Carry on  :thumbup1.
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #24 on: October 08, 2016, 01:44:50 PM »
    Unsolicited advice, so it's worth what everyone paid for it.  My wife and I were friends first.  Heck, when we met I was trying to get another woman that I thought was the one to move back from Vermont, and her divorce had just been finalized.  She wasn't looking, and I was looking elsewhere.  So, we were safe friends.  And when Miss Vermont said no, she was there with a shoulder to cry on.  And we were still friends.

    It's been nearly 30 years, and we're still friends first.  Neither one of us was trying to impress the other when we met, so it really was a case of WYSIWYG.  So there never has been a "We never (fill in the blank) like when we were courting.  You don't love me anymore."  Never was a "put a best foot forward, hide the warts" kind of romance.  Yes, we have disagreements, okay, fights, but it always comes back to being best friends.  We're in this together.

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