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Rusty
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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5290893 - 06/26/12 11:19 PM

Everyone shot well; I was impressed with Steph's first attempt and the quantum improvements.

Shooting is like golf and other sports - as an instructor, I try to eliminate bad habits while shooters adapt to their styles. Everyone improved with adopting the fundamentals.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5290948 - 06/27/12 12:19 AM

Hmmm I havent fired a weapon since the early 1970s in the Army, an M16, I did hold a 45 once, next thing I know the top slides off and peices and parts were on the floor, hehehehehehehe

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: droid]
      #5291070 - 06/27/12 03:29 AM

Andy, we did miss you this weekend.

I had a good time with the shooting on Sunday. 47 years old, lived in Texas all my life but one year, and can you believe I'd never shot a gun/rifle before? I've always been pretty much a city/suburban gal, never had much reason to learn. But it was fun, and I'm glad I didn't *totally* embarrass myself. Thanks for the opportunity, Horstmans, for the instruction, Scott and Uncle Rusty, and for the verifications on my targets, Uncle Rusty!

And did y'all notice that dead center bullseye on Diane's target?!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5291632 - 06/27/12 01:39 PM

Now that things are back to normal for the week I wanted to say THANK YOU so much to Di and Scott for once again being the most astronomically wonderful hosts. BEOTS was fantastic with the best of folks and terrific skies. Of course, I had a great time, and my friends Dave and Jordan did too.

Howard


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: LDb]
      #5291694 - 06/27/12 02:29 PM

We are always so happy to see you Howard and you bring the most fantastic guests! I sure hope Dave and Jordan will come again. Friday night/Saturday morning zipping thru the sky in your 14" with you and Dave was a blast. It was one of the best star party viewing nights I've ever had! Thank you!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5291705 - 06/27/12 02:36 PM

Oh and Howard, you have to bring Jordan back for some shooting. As you can see, we had a good time. Everyone was shooting really well too.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5292237 - 06/27/12 09:14 PM

Casey, Nelson, and I got home today about 5PM, and, as expected, were greeted by Debby's calling card (scroll down).

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5292381 - 06/27/12 10:29 PM

Thanks Scott,Di, and Nikki. I sure enjoyed visiting with all. I hope next year Kari and I can spend the WHOLE weekend. You just miss way to much if you leave early! Again, many thanks.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: gwhiston]
      #5294635 - 06/29/12 10:39 AM

Thanks for this wonderful thread, BEOTS friends! I am really bummed we couldn't make it this year... just too much happening...

I found out that I will *not* be able to do NEAF next year - our company User group is at exactly the same dates (again)! Urgh...

Therefore, I have to ADVANCE plan to be at BEOTS... gotta make it happen...

(only problem is, I can't see how I could bring any guns for shooting, seeing as the only real way to get to Ohio is *through* New York - and their gun laws pretty much make it a felony to be there with one; Massachusetts doesn't have reciprocity with *any* state)

But, maybe just gotta detour the long way through Pennsylvania? Or, not bring em...

Looks like the usual wonderful time was had by all... I gotta get back there to co-host the BBQ, Scott: you were looking a tad tuckered in those BBQ/Pit-master shots!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #5294639 - 06/29/12 10:42 AM

One other thing... If I do come next year, it would likely be either just me, or me and one/both boys... Gerri would probably stay with her dad in upstate NY (maybe not though)...

I think the boys would enjoy the shooting!

PS: Nikki, I loved that birthday cake!


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #5294811 - 06/29/12 12:34 PM

Just bring yourself and whichever family members want to come along Dave.

Nikki was choosing between three cakes: golf, John Deere, and the hunting one. She chose that one and I embellished it a little for her.


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5297009 - 06/30/12 09:49 PM

The flooding has subsided enough to where I was able to take the car into town. Nice to have fresh food!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5297031 - 06/30/12 10:03 PM

That's good news Uncle Rusty!

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5297122 - 06/30/12 11:27 PM

Parts of the yards and the woods are still breeding grounds for minnows and tadpoles - got hundreds of tiny (1/2") frogs on the ground! Been looking for little tiny Dobsonians

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Rusty]
      #5297452 - 07/01/12 08:14 AM

It's like my family reunion in your backyard.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5298229 - 07/01/12 05:03 PM

Nice of Rusty to host it for you....

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 new [Re: Steph]
      #5298629 - 07/01/12 10:23 PM

River dropped only a tiny amount today - I expected the RV pad to be dry by now, but the back still has a foot of water. Meanwhile the little frogs have been complaining about white lights, so something's up.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 [Re: Rusty]
      #5299064 - 07/02/12 09:06 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

those darn white lights!

If you see this character be cautious, that's our cousin from Australia. She'll drink all your beer.

(Her name is She-who-lives-down-under-the-microwave. Photo courtesy of Vinnie.)


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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 [Re: Dob Frog]
      #5300688 - 07/03/12 01:57 PM

StaRV II is finally in its home (although in the front of the pad; the back's still under water). "White lights" complaints from the frogs have stopped, after I pointed out it's the Moon.

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Re: Ohio Never Ending Star Party (BEOTS), Part 7 [Re: Rusty]
      #5301986 - 07/04/12 10:24 AM

Quote:

"White lights" complaints from the frogs have stopped, after I pointed out it's the Moon.






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