Well, what a day! I walked 17 blocks from home to meet the Not In Our Town float to walk in the Oktemberfest parade. I believe this was the first time I'd ever been in the Oktemberfest parade. Then dad and I went to the General Store and looked at guns. I held a couple Glocks, a Smith and Wesson, and a couple Rugers. Then we stopped at a gas station near my house and I hot some hot chocolate to warm me up after walking in 56 degree, windy weather for two hours. I had just been thinking last week how I'd never been in this particular gas station even though it's only a couple block from my house.
Then, after eating a couple tacos from Taco John's, we drove to Daryl's to snoop some more, and he offered to let us shoot a couple rounds downstairs in the indoor range. I had never shot a gun before, and I have to admit I was nervous. I almost said no when he asked, but I'm glad I didn't. I shot five rounds from a Ruger .22, and 2 rounds from a 9mm. I'm pretty pleased with the result. Two in the black, but all on the target. The lower hole on the black was my first shot from the 9mm. If I was used to holding that weight in front of me, I think I would have done much better, but not bad for my first seven shots!
Then, after an already big day, mom and I drove down to the World Food Festival in Des Moines. IT was interesting, but very crowded and I had little patience for it by that point. The most notable foods we tried were Grilled Spam Musubi (below) and the Chicken Pelmeni.
|Chebureki (top) and Chicken Pelmeni.|
It is now 10:20 p.m. and I am exhausted. It has been, however, a great day.
I want to shoot.