I think what impressed me the most was the explosive power of firing a gun. I was also struck by the ease with which I was allowed to hold and use said guns, Oops - I forgot I was in Texas...We drove to a clean, organized, family operated shooting range, The Bullet Trap, Inc., which I highly recommend. We spoke with a courteous young man that asked us to read through a rental agreement, held our driver's licenses and helped us pick out 2 different 9mm handguns. He slid 2 cases, 2 boxes of ammo and 2 handguns - a Beretta and a Springfield - across the counter, assigned us to go to lane #11 and told us to have fun. And with that, I looked at him, mouth agape, wondering how I was now holding a gun in my inexperienced little hands. The same hands with the muscle memory to sooth, comfort, and heal were now holding the cold steel of a firearm. Sobering. And exciting.
|I imagined I looked like Kate Beckinsale in Underworld...|
|But this was probably what I actually looked like.|
So a new experience, a new interest found, and a decadent treat - more soul food for my vacation week. But what of the pups? I reserved the next vacation day for them...
|Where are they?! I bet they're shooting stuff and having burgers....|