Well, we finally got things kind of organized. Maybe.
This is a cruise year for us and since we live about 60 miles from Galveston we almost always pick up a ship there. But this year we managed to get time off from work and we're going to take extra time and fly to Tampa, drive to LaBelle, get to the shoot all day Saturday, and then drive back to Tampa to catch the boat (ship) on Sunday.
As most of you know we've been driving to the shoot because it's such a hassle to fly with guns. And this time we can't take guns on the ship either. As of right now the plan is to just not bring any guns to Florida. That just might be the biggest contradiction of terms that I've ever been part of, go to a shoot with no gun. But the real truth is that the shoot is more about friendship, camaraderie, and Heimdhal cooking than anything else so guns can take a back seat.
We would like to put a few rounds through something so if anybody needs ammo, and if it's available in LaBelle or Fort Meyers, just holler and we'll bring ammo in exchange for the privilege of shooting your gun. But our "general plan" is to be Sous Chef's for the God Of The Grill and Gatekeeper, Heimdhal, without treading on the authority of the Goddess of the Grill, Ms. 7.62 Re[)E^^Pt!oN!!!
Now the only issue is how I get back to the Port LaBelle Inn after killing a bottle of that (now traditional) FIREBALL Cinnamon Whisky.
I can't tell y'all how much I am looking forward to this day!!! In balance, this event, that is now being referred to in this household as the "1st Annual October Shoot 'n Cruise" is a 50/50 balance between the Shoot and the Cruise. One filled with friendship and camaraderie and the other filled with sweet time with the most wonderful woman on the planet.
LET'S DO IT!!!!!!!
PS. Ranger, dinner is on me on Friday, Oct 19. You pick the place and we'll pick you up!!