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#51 Alvin Huey

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:02 AM

Got mine last night and plan to be there barring anything major.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:13 AM

Got mine too, but no cabin this year. With my wife and another couple, that means off-site motel. Have stayed at the Sproul next door last year (the night before TSP opened). It is nice. Any other close-by suggestions? How is Indian Lodge?


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Indian Lodge is a good place to stay. It gets booked up quickly, though, so make your decision as soon as you can.

Other options include the hotels and B&B's in Fort Davis (on the Fort Davis web site) and I know the Butterworth and Limpia are pretty decent. Also, you might be able to get accommodations at the Astronomer's Lodge at the McDonald Observatory, but this would be a bit of a drive to the ranch every day.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:14 PM

Got mine. Now all I need to do is keep those fingers crossed and the pennies watched...and hope that I can afford both TSP and the repairs my car needs.


Bring it over the water with you! I'm sure SOMEONE could fix it for you at TSP!

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:55 PM

I'm waiting for a cancellation so I can get one of the motel rooms again -- I not sure I'd go if I have to stay off-site.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:39 PM

Probably there have been less applications than slots. I have never failed of selection.

#56 Dr Benway

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:50 PM

Got mine and I will be in RV slot #3.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:45 PM

Hey John, I'm in #39 which looks to be behind you. Welcome to the dark side of full electric power :)

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:58 PM

Got my email. But if Dennis doesn't come, and Alvin flies instead of driving, I'll have to drive alone out and back. Since I'm also driving to New Mexico and Utah this summer, I'm not sure about TSP. I already know Len's not coming this year.

The drugstore wasn't the same last year. We kind of knew it when they didn't fix their broken milk shake machine.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:58 AM

The drugstore wasn't the same last year. We kind of knew it when they didn't fix their broken milk shake machine.


And they closed shortly after lunch :confused:

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:56 AM

If Alvin flies how is he getting his scopes there? I am looking forward to going this year, even if the nights are going to be short :(

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:11 AM

Was it last year or the year before it was in June? Now that made the nights way too short. May will not be too bad in comparison.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

Was it last year or the year before it was in June? Now that made the nights way too short. May will not be too bad in comparison.


It was 2008. I remember that one because I was there and it was HOT!

#63 DeanS

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:02 PM

Was that also the year of the grass fires??

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:08 PM

Yes, it was. We got practically smoked out on Wednesday night.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 01:41 PM

Preston,

Alvin's thinking of mooching views off Larry Mitchell's 36" and Jimi Lowrey's 48". Why should he bring his measly 28" scope, when there are so much better views to be had?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:42 PM

Darrell,

I don't have the 28" scope anymore. I sold it 4 months ago.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:23 AM

What? It just saw first light 4 months ago. You mean the 22"?

#68 Alvin Huey

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:48 PM

Yes, I sold the 28". I still have my 22". I'll build another one later. The scope can wait.

I also still have the 30"

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:17 AM

What?? I never got the see the infamous 28"..
Oh well!

Alvin, I thought you also had a large refractor in the works?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:37 AM

I'm thinking of driving, and just bringing binoculars and a solar scope. The main disadvantage of going alone is not having a pool of people to jointly watch our scopes and area. If I don't have anything to watch, I'm free to wander over to Preston's or Steph's scopes, and mooch views ;).

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:32 PM

Darrell,
You can always mooch view off of my scope, too.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:55 PM

You're going to have another moocher too, if I can get over there! :cool:

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:02 PM

Faith, you are always welcome at my scope to mooch views or find them, also!

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:10 AM

Much appreciated, David.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:17 AM

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