Forgive me for errors: Didn’t proof read 😉
This weekend was one my most fulfilling weekends I have ever had. Friday was nice and calm like the norm, cooking, movies and some relaxing beverages ;). As for Saturday, it was my belated birthday celebration with friends and family. We picked the perfect date for it too, the weather was a delightful fall day with warmth from the sun and a slight breeze. It started when my bf woke me up at 8 am to start our day off, we got ready, ran some last-minute errands and we were off.
Then we arrived to start my highly anticipated adventure!! Now, I have been asking my parents to take me to do this since I was seven years old. My Dad started off saying, “When you are old enough Katie” then when that day came he would just say, “Next year Katie, next year”. Soooo I took it amongst myself to do it!
Some people just don’t like guns and that’s fine, but if you remember an old post I wrote…I always wanted to be a CSI agent ;). To each their own.
My Pops served the in Army during Vietnam war, he actually did not shoot surprisingly to me. He just helped coach me and did SUCH a patient job with me! Hehe
Rick served in the war and was over seas in Iraq for a long time. Oh and btw I felt like my leather vest was just appropriate. Rick actually just laughed when he saw me (I had leather boots on too haha)
We walked into the indoor gun range and it was a bit intimidating looking around at the shop with guns and guns in a showcase. I started to get a little nervous just being out of my comfort zone. We picked our poster size targets of bad guys with guns or hostages which was cool, then we waited our turn because the place was busy when we arrived.
It was our turn, we had lane (I say it like it’s bowling) 8 and 9. As soon as I walked in it smelled like fireworks and it gave me a rush. I love fireworks and so does my Dad. He used to put on shows every fourth of July so it was some what comforting strangely. Then, the other people in the range were shooting and every single shot made me jump. I was shaking just from the noise! I had earplugs and the muff protection and it was still some what loud. Then it came time for me to shoot my first gun:
My hands were shaking from the mixture of the noise, weight of the gun and all to remember while firing. The stance, the breathing, the target, the recoil and how to control it.
My first shot actually scared me and it was like I didn’t know what happened. Then after a while, getting used to the sounds, weight of the gun and being comfortable loading it I started to really get into it. I would not leave until I hit my small target bullseye.
I nipped it and called it a day, my bro in law we left the last round for he hit a target as big as a quarter each time. He is unbelievable! My boyfriend was really very good too! He really loved it too!
I was tired after shooting, it was mentally and physically exhausting but I pushed through it to meet up with friends later. I didn’t even bother changing but I slipped out of the vest and threw a sweater. Out the door we went.
We arrived at a local bar and started with beers slowly more and more friends of mine and my bf’s showed which did lead to some bday shots of course but I did manage to not get crazy, sloppy drunk. I never really do but I was also not used to taking shots and the bar scene for that matter.
But he has a reason for everything! Superstition for the Phils … Ohhh the Phillies fans! What are you going to do?
Now I have known these guys for 10 years but they are my bf’s great friends so they all made sure I had a drink in my hand at all times! 😉
I did more talking then I did drinking I think just because of the amount of people there so it was just such a great night to end the awesome day with! I couldn’t have asked for anything else!
The next morning rolled around and naturally I had a bit a of headache but the bf and I had lunch plans. So we ran to the grocery store picked up last-minute appetizers and dinner for later than WAITED out front of the liquor store until Noon when it opened! Haha it was slightly embarrassing but we didn’t care we had to be at his Mom’s house ASAP for pizza. His old neighbors that moved away were coming over for lunch.
We made over and had such a lovely day! It was my bf’s family hosting a small lunch with Mrs. Arnold with her daughter Katie and Katie’s two children. Having Katie Arnold, Katie (my bf’s sister’s name) and me in the house made it a bit amusing. Sooo I got to play with this little man all day! 🙂 They were all saying I was his girlfriend because he was following me around and cried if I left the room. ❤ I fell in love him too almost instantly. 🙂
So it was a beautiful weekend followed by the Philadelphia sports teams killing it! Couldn’t of imagined the day any better. So that was my weekend and it was perfect!
Ehh to Monday but it’s Columbus Day, I am rereading his story like I always do on this day. Corny? ahh well .. Have a fantastic day!