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November 13, 2016
Veterans Day Weekend Cookout
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Something I should have done was set up the handgun target to within a reasonable range. When I got home, I measured our distance on Google Earth and found that I set up right around 45 yards. While we showed it can be hit, it's not a very comfortable distance for handgun consistency. When shooting, you also have to figure in the "typo" factor. Kind of like how you type fine until someone is watching you type. I know I shoot less consistent when others are watching and shooting isn't as much fun when you're missing.
I have to admit something. Before the cookout, I thought it was a great idea and was looking forward to it, but as the date approached, I couldn't wait for it to be over. What had me so stressed was the lack of communication. I'm not sure if it came across, but there was a sense of urgency in my updates leading up to the date. Up until the day of, I still didn't have a complete attendee and supply list and was concerned there wouldn't be enough food to go around.
As people started to arrive, I started to care less about the menu and just enjoyed the company. Turns out I was stressing over nothing. There was enough food for seconds and thirds. I probably would have eaten more, but I didn't want others to witness my gluttony or risk internal injury on the trail out. As with all of our events, it's the socializing we enjoyed the most. I hope everyone else had as much fun as we did. Thanks again to everyone for sharing a part of your Veterans Day weekend with us.