Friday, June 22, 2012

Vacation Recap - PIC HEAVY

Our week in Colorado was an absolute blast - both figuratively and literally! :) It was a busy week, but every last second of it was SO. MUCH. FUN!

We went fishing and hiking a couple of times.

Baby girl gettin' her fish on. Not really, though. Not a single bite. :(

Baby girl, fishing, take two. Nibbles, but no actual "fish on."
We saw some local wildlife - deer, elk, antelope (on the trip home), and these little guys. They're so cute, but very used to people, and quite a nuisance in Colorado.
He actually got in my backpack and helped himself!

We saw a couple of wildfires. (This part wasn't fun - it was sad, and a little scary.)

We rode horses.
Me. I actually look like I might know what I'm doing!
Hadn't ridden a horse in probably 25 years before this.
Baby girl getting some instruction from Grandpa.

We did some shopping, saw some old friends, made some new friends, and did a LOT of shooting. :)

We shot a lot of things we had never shot before.
I shot a 243 for the first time. This is my first three shots from it. :)
Are we shooting? Or bowling? :)

I fired a shotgun for the first time. I'm in LOVE. I want to try trap shooting now that we're back home. Except I don't own a shotgun. Who wants to take me? :) 
The second time I shot this, I got to shoot milk jugs full of water. SO satisfying!

Baby girl loved it too. Didn't want to give it up!

We switched the Mosin to the new synthetic stock and fired it for the first time. We were all a little scared that it would blow up, although it was an unfounded fear. My husband shot it first, then me, then my daughter. She didn't like it very much. I thought it was ok, but it sure does kick (I was bench shooting). My husband loved it, of course!
Mosin, as purchased.
Mosin with new stock. It's growing on me. :)
 Apparently, this is the only photo I got of the Mosin being fired.

We also shot an M4 (FUN!), a Glock 26, a Colt Officer's Model .45 (I WANT one of these! I loved everything about that gun!), a .44 revolver (holy moly!) and of course, our carry weapons.

We also learned a little bit about reloading, and the guys started an AR15 build.

I wish we had had at least another week out there. We didn't even make a dent in shooting all the guns that were available to us, and I'm always sad to leave Colorado. I really miss it. Might be time to start thinking about a house in the mountains. ;)


  1. I love shotguns! I can't shoot clay to save my life, but I love shooting AT clay :) My shotgun's a little 18.5" barrel "tactical" model, so probably not the best for shooting flying objects.

    I'm glad you had a good time and that you weren't here for the big fires.

    1. Hubs and I are going back and forth on what shotty to get. I probably will suck at shooting clay, but it will be FUN to try! :)

      We had a glorious time, and those big fires are still scaring the shit out of me. I'm trying to be patient and wait for friends/family to report in, but it ain't easy. I think if I haven't heard from all of them by tomorrow, I'll be making phone calls.