Is time spent with good friends.
Chris and I went to Virginia for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. Newbius, NFO, Mike V, my old buddy S, and even my dearest friends L and his wife H (who trucked down from PA) hit the NRA museum and range with us. We did the museum tour, then hit a restaurant for lunch and had a crazygood time while noshing on some pretty good food and having high-larious conversation. After lunch Mike and Newbius had to skeedaddle, but the rest of us blew through a good bit of ammo at the range.
1 - Gold Dot .45 ammo? Holy Hannah. I'm definitely not used to it!
2 - HK USP .45 = Heavy...and thick. Not my bag, but it shoots nice...it's just danged big for me.
3 - I am entirely too likely to drop the muzzle in anticipation of recoil when shooting .45, but I don't do so at all when I switch back to .380. I really need to get some snap caps to practice more, I think...
4 - I need to lose weight so my holster fits better. More on the holster later this week...Michael, we've got another winner!
Today we went to the newer Air & Space Museum...and it's well worth the $15 parking price. Seriously. Saw the Space Shuttle, the SR71, and a whole mess of other cool stuff. If you're in the DC area, GO THERE.
Also, we stayed at the Springhill Suites Fairfax, and I can honestly say it's in my top 5 list of non-resort hotels. If you find yourself needing a hotel somewhere near DC, GO THERE. The room is EXCELLENT, the bed is comfortable, the staff is pleasant and helpful, and the breakfast is pretty good. Oh, they'll have a flyer for a local pizza joint in the room...definitely order from there if you've got a hankering. It's one fo the better delivery pizzas I've had in awhile.
All in all, this was a really nice weekend and I'm glad we decided to stay down there. I'm also very thankful those who could make it out did. I love you guys, and I'm glad I got to meet/talk with Mike.