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. ;)