Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tennessee, Alabama, Shooting Guns, and Geocaching

The title pretty much sums up my day today :)

Woke up in a sunny Walmart parking lot on a beautiful Fayetteville, Tennessee morning. Headed south into Alabama, found a geocache alongside the highway, and spent a gloriously fun two hours shooting guns at Larry's Pistol & Pawn near Huntsville, Alabama. Only ten bucks for range time. No cost to try different guns, just had to buy the ammo I wanted to shoot. I shot the Springfield EMP (1911 style 9mm) for the first time! I'd been wanting to shoot that gun forever - and let me tell you, you can sure tell it is a $1,000+ gun. It is amazingly accurate and a pure pleasure to shoot. I had a blast. Also shot a Ruger Mark III (semi-auto 22) and several Glocks (9mm & 40), although the Springfield EMP was the highlight of my day. lol. Then just spent the entire day driving south through Alabama on scenic highway 31S, enjoying the trees & greenery. Pretty much reminded me of Michigan, only warmer. Stopped several times to find some geocaches, and currently outside a McDonalds near Mobile, using their wifi inside the van. Going to head out now and find a place to park for the evening. It's been a long day of driving thru Alabama.

3 comments:

Greyhawk said...

It sure does sound like your trip is off to a great start!

May the journey remain trouble-free
May the wind be always at your back
May the rain fall upon you gently
And, of course,
When that day comes that your journey finally ends
May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead

C said...

Shoot at the Hernando County Sportsman's Club, its on your way down in Florida. Nice place to shoot and camping areas nearby. Right in the middle of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. Fresh water springs...Weeki Wachee Springs see the Mermaids too...Gunny Z

1646 said...

Hey there,
I am definitely enjoying your updates, but I just read in the paper about the severe storms down there, which killed 17 people including three just 50 miles north of Mobile. It says a state of emergency was declared for the whole state of Alabama -- Hope you are okay.