Author Topic: Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure  (Read 1413 times)

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Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure
« on: October 02, 2009, 01:41:36 AM »
It's Thursday and I have just returned home from the Appleseed weekend in Cedar City, UT. A total of 2,000 miles traveled, about 35 hours in the car (plus a few extra days spent here and there along the way), and it was all worth it .

First I want to say thank you to the other instructors who also traveled out to UT, and a huge thank you to the Appleseeders that provided so much roadside help to out-of-town instructors -- on this weekend the vehicle that we were traveling in got 3 flat tires in 3 days, which were only 3 of the 6 flats that weekend.

Outside of the road to the range causing flat tires we had a great appleseed. The AS was set up on a public range, we had 18 shooters on Saturday, which included 10 children from a ranger troop. I was impressed with the amount of knowledge that this group had about history, much more than I had at my first appleseed. On Saturday shooters learned steady hold factors for all positions, the 6-steps of firing the shot, NPOA, and rifleman's cadence. We shared the 1st and 2nd strike during lunch, and the 3rd strike at the end of the day, then we talked with all of them about 7th stepping and continuing to learn about their heritage.

On Sunday 6 shooters returned and we continued working on their skills. I turned the line over to Sleepy Joe while Hollywood and I got the tires replaced. At lunch we shared the stories of dangerous old men and women. While we had no rifleman scores we have many who the have the heart of a rifleman and will soon have the score.

I hope that all the shooters and instructors will share their experiences from the weekend.
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Re: Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 03:44:24 PM »
That is a huge commitment to drive that far. Good for you. So in Utah, do they just throw rusty old nails all along the roads? 6 flat tires has got to be a record for anyone. I don't think I have had that many flats in my whole life.
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Re: Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 08:55:10 PM »
what a great weekend and a commitment from the instructors. I am glad II was able to be a part of it.
Thanks Romeo's Hero, Hollywood Marine, Double D, and Chris for your hospitality. I will post somephotos as soon as I get them off my camera.
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Re: Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 03:37:58 PM »
You guys rock!

Our California missionaries braving the wilds of UT to spread Appleseeds.

I'm looking forward to the campfire stories at Halloween. O0
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Re: Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 06:27:33 PM »
here are some photos from the shoot
I am trying to figure out how to get them on here
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Re: Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 02:38:22 PM »
Just have to say thanks to all the shooters and Instructors for a great shoot. I must say it was a trying at times  ++)
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Re: Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 02:34:34 AM »
I realized that I forgot to say thank you to "Hero Plumbing" and all those involved. They not only donated the port-a-potties, but above all else their hospitality to the instructors and willingness to help was absolutely amazing.

Thank You

- Juliette
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Re: Cedar City, UT Sept 26-27 -- A California Adventure
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 05:25:50 PM »
some more photos   really enjoyed the shoot
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