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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. 



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