03/23/2009: "A Weekend Out of Town"
We are back from a busy weekend. We brought our trailer up to Cori’s brother Steve, cleaned his garage, did some shooting, ate some burgers and sat around a bonfire.
Here is some background. When we were downsizing and getting ready to move to North Carolina we bought a 6X12 utility trailer to haul what stuff we were going to “store” at relatives. After several loads to be stored we filled it with our remaining stuff and brought it out to NC and have been using it for storage since we moved here. Last month we rented a storage unit and moved our stuff into it. As a step towards our dream of going cruising we need to get rid of a lot of our extra stuff. Now most people would have gotten rid of the stuff and sold the trailer. We put the stuff into storage and sold the trailer. It actually saves us $10 a month over what we were paying for a storage spot for the trailer and gives us more time to sort through it all. This brings us to cleaning Steve’s garage. Steve has more stuff then garage so he needed a place to store it until he gets a bigger place (garage). We sold him the trailer, delivered it and helped clean out the garage.
Now to the shooting. Cori has wanted to learn to shoot handguns and she set it up with one of the handgun reps to get together when we were in Richmond and do some shooting. Steve works at a facility that has a small shooting range. We met there for an afternoon of making holes in targets. Cori’s dad is working in the Fredericksburg area so he and her mother came out for the day also. John brought a variety of handguns to use and we had an afternoon of instruction and shooting. We started with a 22 caliber revolver, moved up to a couple of 38 caliber revolvers, switched to a Glock 9mm semi-automatic, switched to the 40 caliber “baby” Glock semi-automatic and finished off with more shooting with the 22 caliber. The shooting was followed up by grilled burgers and a bonfire late into the evening.
Sunday we drove home and got ready for Monday.