Friday, June 13, 2014
ATF: Camp Crystal Lake
Look familiar? Probably not. But this, to my knowledge is what is left of the dock at "Camp Crystal Lake" in Friday the 13th. The movies were actually filmed at a public boat ramp on the Tensaw River. So that's why if you've ever looked up the lake where they filmed the movies you couldn't find it. Camp Crystal lake was never a lake. Its a river.
A pretty surprising number of big films have been filmed in my little town, or had scenes filmed here. Friday the 13th... Close Encounters of the Third Kind (not only that, during shooting Spielberg stayed in the house I now own.) and a few others.
Anyway... I couldn't let a full moon Friday the 13th pass without mentioning it. I think tomorrow I'm gonna drive down to the landing and see if I can find anything left over from the filming.. or at least find the areas from the famous shots and see if I can get some cool photos. A buddy says some of the stuff can only be accessed by boat... so damn...I guess we'll have to get the boat out. Pity.
A: SweetWater 420. Just because. Fixing to switch to Makers 46. Also... I don't know if you've heard... but they are about to start offering barrel strength Makers Mark at the distillery. Supposed to be around 118 proof or so. Yeah... a field trip is in order.
T: have a couple special ones for tomorrow. nothing tonight. at least not yet.
F: How about this.... a Winchester Model 9422M. Lever action tack driver. .22mag... I see these things on gunsamerican for 1200 bucks or so... and the wood isn't nearly as nice as the wood on mine. You may have noticed I have a thing for lever guns. You've seen me mention my Savage 99... and my Winchester 94 in 44mag a few times I'm sure. I really do get a kick out of them. If there are turtles to shoot... and there almost always are... you can bet I'll have this little 94 with me... bustin' heads.