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01/06/2014 07:42:25 PM · #1
Mardi Gras Schedule

I live in Karnack, TX now but back in the area. Anyone interested? I was thinking the last weekend, it usually has the best parades.

Those coming and staying at the house:
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Those coming and staying in a hotel:
21_F.gif bergiekat and James Kat has a JOB! Yea!!!

Other Info:
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21_F.gif npasel is a maybe coming on Sunday.

Message edited by author 2014-02-27 17:52:12.
01/07/2014 06:56:48 PM · #2
Bump because I can!
01/08/2014 03:16:42 PM · #3
For the day crowd and the last time.
01/11/2014 11:43:34 AM · #4
Wow, were is everyone?
01/11/2014 12:38:00 PM · #5
I just saw this thread......Count me in............
01/13/2014 02:29:00 AM · #6
Steve and I will likely come. Sounds like fun.

So, there are at least 3 parades on Saturday and another on Sunday. I vote to do something else on Sunday. Any ideas? Caddo Lake sounds close enough and pretty interesting. Getting up early and exploring the morning away and maybe drive back mid afternoon on Sunday sounds perfect.

What else is there to do?

Ellen
01/20/2014 06:07:02 PM · #7
Ok, here is what I propose. Weekend of 1-2 Mar, come in Fri night (28 Feb) if you want. If you have a camper we can hook you up to a 15 amp circuit and get you water. If you want to tent camp we can get that too. We have 13 acres of wooded land. If you have sleeping bags we have plenty of floor space and plenty of bathrooms. If you want McDonalds, Taco Bell, or Starbucks they are all over 20 miles away from the house.

Here is what I suggest for a schedule.

Sat Morning: Flagg Lake and the Linear Air Park
Sat Afternoon: Street walking prior to the parade and then the parade
Sun Morning: Breakfast and lake shooting at the house and if the weather is cool we can have a bonfire
Sun Lunch: BBQ on me!

Other things to do! There are casinos downtown Bossier and Shreveport. They only made 200 Million last month and are complaining. You could help contribute to the local economy.

Please post and so we can modify if necessary!

Man, I love DPC!
01/20/2014 06:09:54 PM · #8
Sounds like a good time...I cant wait. I think I am gonna rent me a lens.......now which one should I get
01/20/2014 06:10:25 PM · #9
Oh, and we are out of city limits and if you want to air your frustrations by shooting guns, bring them! Bring targets.
01/20/2014 06:12:55 PM · #10
Originally posted by cowboy221977:

Sounds like a good time...I cant wait. I think I am gonna rent me a lens.......now which one should I get


We have Cardinals, Hawks, Eagles, multiple types of Finches, Deer, etc. That's here at the house.

For the parade you will need a 5-300 mm F1.8 to cover all the situations that you will encounter during the day! :-)
01/20/2014 06:15:30 PM · #11
...oh and I only have a few dead trees left if you want to try your hand at being a lumber jack. I have the chain saw and the log splitter to help you.

There is a barge that goes around Caddo Lake for photographers. If that is available would anyone be interested? I think we could book it just for us.

Change: thing to think

Message edited by author 2014-01-20 18:28:36.
01/20/2014 07:59:06 PM · #12
Originally posted by kawesttex:

Oh, and we are out of city limits and if you want to air your frustrations by shooting guns, bring them! Bring targets.


Awesome...Ya gotta check out my AR
01/21/2014 04:38:04 PM · #13
It all sounds great to me! Adam, maybe I'll rent a camera body. I need allthe help I can get there days!
01/21/2014 06:48:12 PM · #14
Great Kat! I need everyone to post if they are using cots/sleeping bags at the house, camping, or if they are going to get a room in Bossier.

When I get confirmations I will start adding everyone's name to the first post.

eta: Adam bring the AR, we can shoot more than pics!

Message edited by author 2014-01-21 18:49:54.
01/21/2014 11:28:48 PM · #15
That sounds great. Not sure about sleeping arrangements. I don't camp much anymore but still would love to stay where everyone else is. Did find this place though if we need to sleep a few if it's available.

//www.getawaydesigns.com/heavenlycottages/rooms.htm

Free us always good too. What's the weather there usually like then?

Ellen.
01/22/2014 10:31:48 AM · #16
Inflatable mattress would work also.
01/23/2014 09:21:06 AM · #17
Ill have to dig my sleeping bag out of storage.....
01/23/2014 10:55:31 AM · #18
Weather.com says the average high temp is 64, with an average low temp is 44. This year Mardi Gras is pretty late in the year so we should have pretty mild temps.
01/23/2014 04:52:35 PM · #19
Ken,
I can't find that lens you suggested for me to rent.
01/23/2014 05:27:04 PM · #20
Originally posted by cowboy221977:

Ken,
I can't find that lens you suggested for me to rent.


:-)
01/23/2014 05:58:14 PM · #21
Originally posted by kawesttex:

Originally posted by cowboy221977:

Ken,
I can't find that lens you suggested for me to rent.


:-)


I am thinking about just a good walk around lens
01/23/2014 06:17:37 PM · #22
Do you have 50mm 1.8? Inexpensive lens but good, about $100 or so. You'll be walking a lot anyway so zoom with your legs.
01/23/2014 06:20:21 PM · #23
Originally posted by kawesttex:

Do you have 50mm 1.8? Inexpensive lens but good, about $100 or so. You'll be walking a lot anyway so zoom with your legs.


I was planning on renting an L lens...all I have is a kit lens and would like to try before I buy. I think it is time for an upgrade
01/23/2014 06:24:09 PM · #24
I have a 70-200 F4 you can use.
01/23/2014 07:01:41 PM · #25
... or the 100-400L!
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