Thanksgiving Eating & Shooting Report

Here’s the rundown from a fun weekend.

We spent most of the weekend in Austin with our friends the Fenrichs and the Donovans.  We all had a grand time, and the food was excellent.

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The big kids got to eat their Thanksgiving meal outside.

We had a huge meal on Thursday, followed by lots of napping on the couch and football on the TV.

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Cassidy and Remy spent much of their time in trees.

On Friday, Arnie and I shot sporting clays at the Capital City Trap & Skeet Club.  It’s a nice facility with a good mix of stations, and very nice and helpful staff.  They reciprocate with the Greater Houston Gun Club, so GHCC members get member rates there.  I didn’t shoot all that well, but the weather was perfect and we had a good time.  Afterwards, we met the rest of our families and the Donovans for dinner at El Arroyo, Raina’s favorite Austin restaurant.

I had to run a half marathon worth of miles last night, just to begin the process of recovering from all the good food I ate over the weekend.

This morning I was back out at GHGC, taking a shooting lesson from Bobby Fowler, Jr.  I like the heck out of Bobby, and he is a fantastic instructor.  He even had me hitting the rabbit shots, which have long been my Achilles’ heel (it turns out I was shooting over them, and needed to lower my barrel).  My plan is to take a lesson or so each month from Bobby and see if I can raise my game a level.  He wants me to enter some competitions, and I probably will.  In preparation for that, I joined the National Sporting Clays Association.

Raina and the kids went to Galveston this morning with her parents.  After shooting, I had a sushi lunch at Osaka.  Now its off to do some chores.