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What are you doing on the 4th

Post by Tejas Products » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:25 pm

I reserved 3 hours at my outdoor range. Me, the wife and our 2 boys will have an entire 25 yard by 25 yard bay to ourselves.
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Post by Lgaam » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:18 pm

Regular duty shift followed up by some grilling and swimming (weather permitting). Oh, and watering the front yard to keep the neighbors from accidentally setting fire to part of it....again...

Might walk towards the park to see the fireworks from the lake, but the boy still isn't big on the noise. "A Capital Fourth" makes for a nice watch, too.
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Post by colonel00 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:21 pm

I'll be starting my 2 week vacation in Alaska. On the 4th we'll probably be stopping in Homer and then watching the salmon run in the Kenai River. It's crazy up there as any fireworks shows don't start until 11-midnight. Even then, it's still not really dark but darkish, enough to see the fireworks at least.

Also, probably leaving the Caniks at home. Up there, defensive carry requires a bit more bang so the .44 Mag comes out to play. Still will have my G43x for any 2-legged threats.
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:06 pm

grilling, maybe some lawn work, depends on weather.
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:08 pm

colonel00 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:21 pm
I'll be starting my 2 week vacation in Alaska. On the 4th we'll probably be stopping in Homer and then watching the salmon run in the Kenai River. It's crazy up there as any fireworks shows don't start until 11-midnight. Even then, it's still not really dark but darkish, enough to see the fireworks at least.

Also, probably leaving the Caniks at home. Up there, defensive carry requires a bit more bang so the .44 Mag comes out to play. Still will have my G43x for any 2-legged threats.
Love to get up there and do some fishing/hiking/hunting. G20 would be what I bring.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:45 pm

Ride on the Harley before everybody gets (too) nuts and then adult beverages on the back patio with the Mrs.
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Post by ncjw » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:09 pm

Watching fireworks on the 1st in Kamloops BC on our way to Banff. The 1st is Canada Day. They also start at 1030 pm due to being so far north.
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Post by higgybaby » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:01 pm

Nothing planned.... Probably grill some Conecuh sasuage.
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Post by colonel00 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:07 pm

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:08 pm
colonel00 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:21 pm
I'll be starting my 2 week vacation in Alaska. On the 4th we'll probably be stopping in Homer and then watching the salmon run in the Kenai River. It's crazy up there as any fireworks shows don't start until 11-midnight. Even then, it's still not really dark but darkish, enough to see the fireworks at least.

Also, probably leaving the Caniks at home. Up there, defensive carry requires a bit more bang so the .44 Mag comes out to play. Still will have my G43x for any 2-legged threats.
Love to get up there and do some fishing/hiking/hunting. G20 would be what I bring.
Yeah, a G20 has been on my list for a while but I just haven't pulled the trigger (bad pun) on one yet. I go up 2-3 times a year for fishing or hunting or just relaxing. It's an amazing place and everyone should get there at some point.
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Post by Lthrnck1775 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:06 pm

Ha! We’re doing the inside passage cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage! I’d rather just go and visit ... but it’s an extended family trip. Looking forward to it .... first time to AK.
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Post by qballbandit » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:09 pm

Patio, grilling, my wife's foo-foo martini's, family over, and with my father-in-law, son-in-law, and I, we'll be chatting up the gun talk all night. Though, they'll stay in the safe until bedtime due to the booze consumption. =P~

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Post by colonel00 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:11 pm

Lthrnck1775 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Ha! We’re doing the inside passage cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage! I’d rather just go and visit ... but it’s an extended family trip. Looking forward to it .... first time to AK.
Sounds like fun. I've never been big into an Alaska cruise just for the fact that it can be so rainy and overcast that you loose most of the benefits of a cruise. However, I get it with a big family trip. If you get the chance, I suggest to everyone to just fly into Anchorage, rent a car and drive the 4 main highways.
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Re: What are you doing on the 4th

Post by BentAero » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 pm

colonel00 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:21 pm
I'll be starting my 2 week vacation in Alaska. On the 4th we'll probably be stopping in Homer and then watching the salmon run in the Kenai River. It's crazy up there as any fireworks shows don't start until 11-midnight. Even then, it's still not really dark but darkish, enough to see the fireworks at least.

Also, probably leaving the Caniks at home. Up there, defensive carry requires a bit more bang so the .44 Mag comes out to play. Still will have my G43x for any 2-legged threats.
You're packing while traveling through Canada? -or are you flying straight in?
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Post by colonel00 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:01 am

BentAero wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 pm
colonel00 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:21 pm
I'll be starting my 2 week vacation in Alaska. On the 4th we'll probably be stopping in Homer and then watching the salmon run in the Kenai River. It's crazy up there as any fireworks shows don't start until 11-midnight. Even then, it's still not really dark but darkish, enough to see the fireworks at least.

Also, probably leaving the Caniks at home. Up there, defensive carry requires a bit more bang so the .44 Mag comes out to play. Still will have my G43x for any 2-legged threats.
You're packing while traveling through Canada? -or are you flying straight in?
Fly in. I'd love to do the drive someday but it's a long trip
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Re: What are you doing on the 4th

Post by higgybaby » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:56 am

Its been too hot here folks....looking for 98 today with an index of 108.
This past winter I kept saying "come on summertime".... now I am sorry :?
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Post by Tejas Products » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:17 am

I'm 58, and maybe when I get older I'll want the heat.. But more and more I prefer Wintertime....
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:49 am

Tejas Products wrote:
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But more and more I prefer Wintertime
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:53 am

Houston wintertime, sure I like that.. up north wintertime hell no I'll take houston summers over having to shovel snow and deal with -20 wind chill.
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Re: What are you doing on the 4th

Post by Tejas Products » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:04 am

A lot really depends on where you are though... Houston (coastal) winters bites.... The humidity makes them hard... I lived in Houston for 32 years before I moved to Dallas and the winters are completely different.... I can go out in 35 degree weather with a medium coat in Dallas... Houston I had to bundle up at 45 degrees....
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