OK, the dates are now officially set, the contract with the hotel is signed. Gun Blogger Rendezvous 2014 is officially scheduled for September 4, 5, 6 & 7.
What goes on at a Rendezvous? Well, lots of shootin’ –
That’s on Friday. On Saturday, we generally do this:
Now we’re using Mr. Completely’s International Steel rules.
On Sunday we’ve done Cowboy Fast Draw:
Cowboy Action (which I don’t have any footage of), and last year, this:
Which was pretty fun! Easily the largest caliber I’ve ever personally fired.
Then, there’s food:
Yes, we’re that animated.
That’s breakfast. We’re not fully awake yet.
There’s a lot more eatin’, but I don’t have any pictures of it. I’m sure you can understand why.
That last shot is our Saturday pizza feast and raffle. Raffle? Oh yes:
And that’s just SOME of the stuff that’s been given away or won over the last eight Rendezvous. Bring an extra suitcase for the stuff going home with you. Here’s a list of some of our previous sponsors:
This year the Rendezvous will be raising funds for Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA). Last year’s fundraising effort netted about $4,500 for Project Valour-IT. I’d like to see us do better this year.
On top of that, we take a trip on Thursday to the local Cabela’s or (hopefully this year) Scheel’s (I’m working on that) for a tour and to stock up on whatever shooting accessories we might need, and then every evening we have a hospitality room (the one where we have the pizza feast on Saturday) to sit around, drink adult beverages and shoot the breeze, which is why so many of us look bleary in the breakfast photo, and you’ll see inexplicable things like this:
So, hopefully soon we’ll have the 2014 Rendezvous Registration form all set up, and we’ll post the hotel reservation information. Start making your plans now. September is not that far away!