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07/06/2010 02:26:21 PM · #1
Tentative plans:

Dates: September 4th & 5th, 2010

Saturday Sept. 4th:

*0730 Meet for breakfast 0730 at:
Denny's, at 7120 S COCKRELL HILL DALLAS, TX 75236 (location #2 on the linked map)

This will give us plenty of time to talk photo stuff and get to meet all the faces we've only known online.

*1000-1300 (10am to 1pm for those that were never in the military) Commemorative Air Force Warbirds on Parade Airshow

*1300-whenever Get some lunch (Does Chili's sound good?) and then head over to DeRidder Antiques in Forney. It's not your normal antique store. Willy Deridder has always been very welcoming to the local Flickr group and she enjoys seeing how we appreciate the items in her shop in a different way than most folks. The shop is composed of several large warehouses and in the middle of the day you will get some wonderful filtered light from the skylights in the ceiling.
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A warm welcome by Yo Spiff, on Flickr

For more information on what you can find at this place, here is My DeRidder set on Flickr and a Music video that a member of the Flickr group put together using our meetup photos. (That's me rolling on the floor at 2:25)

Sunday Sept. 5th:

1130-1300ish: Saturday is going to be a big day, so lets Sleep in a bit and meet about 1130 for lunch at the Ol' South Pancake House in Fort Worth. This should be early enough to beat the church crowds.

1300-whenever: Hit the Fort Worth Stockyards where the Old West still lives. There is a scheduled reenactment of a cattle drive every day at 1630, and you can also catch some great pics of the vintage railroad that runs between Grapevine and the Stockyards. I like to position myself out by the bridges where the railroad enters and leaves the stockyards. If we are lucky, we can catch the antique steam engine, though it does not always run and sometimes we get a more modern diesel locomotive. For $10, you can ride it for the Trinity River Run at 1530.
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Note: Many of the folks who portray the historical characters at the stockyards do so for a living and tipping is appropriate.

Evening: Open to ideas if everyone is not burned out at this point in the weekend.

Attendess:

Judging from the discussion, I'm assuming these are the folks that are definite:
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' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Cowtownmom
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cowboy221977
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bergiekat
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Love
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jjstager2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Intelli
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' L1
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' signal2noise
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' monster-zero
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' David Ey
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scooter97

Working on getting a kitchen pass:
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' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SandyP
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jutilda
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' wehrmacher
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' npasel
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kettle

I've put together some maps and directions which can be downloaded here

Message edited by author 2010-09-02 09:03:18.
07/06/2010 02:39:18 PM · #2
Sure...why not? :)
07/06/2010 02:47:52 PM · #3
Originally posted by L1:

Sure...why not? :)

Another person I did not realize was in my local area!
07/06/2010 03:39:17 PM · #4
I could drive up from Austin if the date works for me. I would love to shoot in Ft. Worth!
07/06/2010 03:45:39 PM · #5
Originally posted by love:

I could drive up from Austin if the date works for me. I would love to shoot in Ft. Worth!

That would be great. Not sure yet which of the 2 cities we would meet in. Depends on what is new and different for most of the folks.
07/06/2010 04:18:34 PM · #6
You know I'm in! But, you've met me already. :P
07/06/2010 04:20:18 PM · #7
MAYBE...you could get Judy and Sandy to drive up for it. :) Even Yanko...they can all ride w/Roseanne, lol. It would be fun to have Austin represented, no matter how many show! I've never met ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Love!
07/06/2010 04:21:42 PM · #8
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by love:

I could drive up from Austin if the date works for me. I would love to shoot in Ft. Worth!

That would be great. Not sure yet which of the 2 cities we would meet in. Depends on what is new and different for most of the folks.


Is there a difference between Dallas / Ft. Worth?

Depending on dates I may make it.

Ronnie
07/06/2010 04:23:55 PM · #9
Originally posted by Kobba:

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by love:

I could drive up from Austin if the date works for me. I would love to shoot in Ft. Worth!

That would be great. Not sure yet which of the 2 cities we would meet in. Depends on what is new and different for most of the folks.


Is there a difference between Dallas / Ft. Worth?

Depending on dates I may make it.

Ronnie


Houston! Yay! There are a couple more peeps from that area as well if they know about it. Would love to meet ya in person, Ronnie!
07/06/2010 04:29:22 PM · #10
Originally posted by Kobba:

Is there a difference between Dallas / Ft. Worth?

Fort Worth is where the West begins.
Dallas is where the East peters out.
07/06/2010 05:04:27 PM · #11
Originally posted by Kobba:



Is there a difference between Dallas / Ft. Worth?

Depending on dates I may make it.

Ronnie


Ok, here goes the OFFENDED. How DARE you ask that. Yes there is a difference. Fort Worth is a much homier city than Dallas. It has a small town feel with the advantages of a bigger city. Now, that's all for my offended self.

My sister lives in Dallas and the rest of the family here in Fort Worth. My family has been here 10 generations and has been an important part of my home town's history. Dallas is much more of a 'big city' vibe to me but I'm really loyal to my home town.

I'm in but think that was probably a given since my other half suggested it. Am excited about getting to meet other DPCers that liveish my area.


07/06/2010 05:06:20 PM · #12
Originally posted by cowtownmom:

Fort Worth is a much homier city than Dallas.

Are you saying we are homies?
07/06/2010 05:07:41 PM · #13
There's 30 miles between the two downtowns, if that helps answer the question any better.
07/06/2010 05:51:04 PM · #14
Yes, honey! We are homies and I have the mortgage papers to prove it.


07/06/2010 10:01:35 PM · #15
I know I'm not from texas or anything but I would love to come to a GTG. It would be great to see Steve and Ellen again. Anyway let me know when and if I can afford to make the trip I would love to see ya'll again and meet some other DPC'ers.
07/06/2010 11:08:11 PM · #16
Adam we would love to see you too. I'm always happy to show off my hometown.


07/06/2010 11:14:16 PM · #17
Judy ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jutilda lives just a couple of miles from me and Sandy ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SandyP is just an hour away so we could definitely carpool if either of them would like to. : )
07/06/2010 11:17:03 PM · #18
Well, there appears to be interest. I'll PM some of the other folks in the area that don't check into the forums as much.
07/06/2010 11:48:45 PM · #19
Sign me up!

I'd love to join in.


07/06/2010 11:55:25 PM · #20
Originally posted by jjstager2:

Sign me up!

I'd love to join in.

Your in! I was going to PM you tomorrow if you hadn't popped your head in.

Looks like I need to start planning a GTG.
07/07/2010 02:49:56 PM · #21
Luckily my brother, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bmartuch,forwarded the thread to me. Let me know what y'all decide!
07/07/2010 02:51:34 PM · #22
Originally posted by npasel:

Luckily my brother, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bmartuch,forwarded the thread to me. Let me know what y'all decide!

Not to worry, you would have been contacted. I'll keep you informed.
07/07/2010 02:56:27 PM · #23
I need some input. Would folks prefer this to be a 1-day thing, or for the weekend? If for the whole weekend, we can plan some things on both sides of the fence. Dallas one day and Ft. Worth the other. If just one day, choices will need to be made.

We can post some ideas for local places that the out of towners may desire to photograph while here. For those of us who live here, well, we know where the good spots are.
07/07/2010 04:34:10 PM · #24
My best suggestion is a weekend thing so that during hottest part of the day we can go inside. There are some outstanding museums to see along with some wonderful parks, plays, restaurants, etc. The Texas heat is still and issue so let's think smartly. The weekend of the 24th does NOT work for us but you can pick any other one.

If we do it as a 2 day/weekend trip with perhaps just 1 nights stay here then perhaps dusk and dawn shoots would be fun. Along with them we can fill the hours with visiting and seeing a few sights.

What do you guys want to do? I'm ready to help plan anything. I love the town I grew up in and really enjoy showing it off. \


07/07/2010 09:39:52 PM · #25
Doesn't matter here as to date or how many days. I"m in.
Great to see so much interest this time! Yay!
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