2020 seems to be filling up, so I thought I better get this one on the calendar!
Me and Elizabeth have been having a tremendous amount of fun attending the PCF meetups, and we'd like to give back a little by hosting one here in New Mexico next year. Its not the easiest place to get to, but any drive you take is scenic and it really is nice here in this part of the state.
I don't have all the details yet, since this is a first, but it will follow the usual format of games starting as early as Wed, going through Sunday, and side trips, hikes, gun shoots, ghost towns, all that New Mexico stuff you see on TV is available before during and after for any interested!
Most likely we will have a horseshoe tournament as well, those are my pits in the right corner of that last picture.
It's incredible the welcome and fun we have had at other meetups, so we'd like to keep this open to any PCF member in good standing who wants to attend. Everyone needs to start somewhere so if this is your first get off the fence and come on down!
Date: October 22nd-25th 2020
Where: Angel Fire, New Mexico - the far northeast corner of New Mexico, about 30 miles from Taos.
How to get here: You may want to start looking, nearest airports are Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Colorado Springs, or Denver. Amarillo is also on the list but its a hair further. If you have your own jet you can land here in Angel Fire, we have one of the highest runways you can land a commercial jet on in the US. As we get closer and flights leveled out we can arrange for shuttling people to and from the airport if you don't want to rent a car, or sharing cars till you get here. Getting a suburban or tow here is not a problem.
Lodging: I've got some room at my house, a bedroom with a queen, a bedroom with two fulls, a twin in the loft, and two air mattresses for the loft if needed. We also have one of the largest property managers in the area (150 properties) in our poker group, so we should be able to find some good 5-7 bedroom houses is needed at a reasonable rate maybe.
Local Attractions you may want to see (after coming this far)
Ojo Caliente Hot Springs
Rafting the Rio Grande
Hiking all over the place
Rio Grange Gorge Bridge and the Earthships
The town of Red River
Fly fishing in the Cimmaron
NRA Wittington Center - gun heaven. I'm not kidding it's unreal. Bring your artillery and rent a cabin on the ranges.
Hikes to places unknown to the public - Climb Dead Mans Mesa
And here in our valley we have Eagle Nest Lake and a couple small private lakes we can use.
Mount Capulin and Folsom - hike into the extinct volcano and see where some of the oldest tools made by man in North America were found.
I'll update more with pictures and any missing info as I get it developed over the next week or so!
List of Probable Attendees
1. Lil Tuna
2. K9dr +1
4. Vic +1
9. Jim +1
plus some more locals on thurs-sat
Schedule of Activities:
I'll cook breakfast each day, but cooking ends at 9am
Lunch will be a grab your own thing, there will be plenty of fixins for whatever
Dinners will be Grilled Meats, casseroles, and maybe bring in Pizza one night.
Wednesday Oct 21
New Arrivals get settled in, it is an altitude adjustment for some, we are at 8400 feet. Drink lots of water on the way.
Evening game available
Thursday Oct 22
Daytrip to Taos for non-players and others
Cash Games Starts at Noon
Chipsets: Yakama or Mixed Ceramic, possibly guest set?
Warmup Tournament in the evening - maybe a survivor satellite for ME buyin
Chipset: Harrahs solids or Matsui GB
Friday Oct 23
Daytrip to Red River for non-players and others
Cash Games start at Noon - ?
Chipset: Mixed Hotstamps and HHL set
Saturday Oct 24
Morning Hike for non-players and others
Cash Games start at Noon for those that have to get two hours in
Main Event at 2:00 pm
Chipset: Angel Fire Tournament
This is a relabel set
25’s were Eldorados
100’s were California bells
500’s were Casablanca
1000’s were Casino Real
500’s were Casino Royale
Cash Games afterwards - ?
Sunday Oct 25
Start treks home, random last minute adventures