I woke up early to run to Whole Foods for groceries and sandwiches before I left at 9:30 to go shooting. Ty was up with Lori when I made it home at 8:30 and Jag was still at the ranch with Madi. I scrambled for an hour getting ready to leave at 9:30 to meet everyone on the road. We then drove about an hour up to Sweetwater where James bought 500 acres. He’s building a main house, a large barn and remodeling a smaller guest house deep up into the property. Then we drove up a steep hill above the houses to a shooting shack he had built which is a concrete pad framed in on two sides and laid out with some shooting tables, chairs and racks and more. Steel targets were set up at 10 and 40 yards for pistol and 150, 200, 400, 600 and 800 yards for rifle. There were five of us in all and we had a blast. We must have had about 20 weapons with us from suppressed HK rifles and multiple AR’s to long range 300 win mags. James brought along a buddy who was a gun guy like me so we really hit it off. I knew who he was as James had told me about him as his brother had painted a few of James’s rifles and was a vet who had multiple tours overseas. Sadly I knew of his brother as he had bad PTSD and ended his own life a few weeks ago after multiple attempts. Makes you think and appreciate what you have no matter how tough things get. Anyhow it was good to meet him and I’m sure we’ll hang out more. Nice guy with similar interests. We all hung out and probably went through 2000-3000 rounds in three hours before packing up right before the afternoon thunderstorms.
I made it home around 4:30 and Jag was home but Ty was out with Sonny. They showed up at 7 and then went back out to watch a movie at Zoe’s. Sonny then spent the night. Today we’re headed to the gym and have about 6 or more loads of laundry to do.
The virus is still here but it’s better up here. Now the news is saying the soles of your shoes carry the virus. I just don’t think people are going to sanitize the soles of their shoes multiple times a day. When we were driving up to the ranch we saw all kinds of ranchers and people who seemed like they lived in a different World. No Covid up there as they are pretty isolated from most of society. Marty and I were saying they probably dream of having a place in Vail while we dream of having a place out in the middle of nowhere where they live. Funny.
By the way, I was the only one to hit out to 600 yards with multiple rifles and was hitting a coyote target at 150 yards with a 9mm. Boom. That’s it, Lori’s birthday is tomorrow! Be well, be safe and God Bless.