Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!


And in the spirit of this truly American observance, we'll be celebrating it in a typical (for some) American way.

From 2pm to 3pm we'll be using the in-laws range up at The Homestead to blast away at things, and then from 3pm to 4pm The Guys will help The Women get things ready for dinner at 4pm.

This will be the first time the Chevy Colorado has gone up there, and I'm interested to see how it compares to my beloved Jeep. Yeah, it was a Grand Cherokee, but it was well-equipped to handle the drive up there, back in the canyons, on a Private 1.5 lane "Semi-Improved" gravel road, with turn-outs every half-mile or so. Downhill traffic, what little there is, has the right-of-way, hence the turn-outs.

At least the weather should be nice, as I remember what a chore it would be to drive there in bad weather.'s wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Have fun! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Stay Safe!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, DRJIM. Going to the range as a prelude to your feast, working up an appetite and all that, is the key to a successful holiday.

    I'm sure that the pilgrims fired off a few rounds in celebration from their matchlocks and cannon, so the tradition continues!

    1. Yes, we had a blast. I got to fire a Marlin "Saddle Gun" in 45-70. Kicks a bit and puts out quite a blast with the shorter barrel.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving drjim! May the turkey be moist and the sides all great.

    Have fun and shoot straight.

    Here in Texas the turkey is in the oven as of 0600. Family will be here this afternoon to feast. The weather may be lousy but, hey, rain.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Jim! Shoot 'em good!

    1. Thanks, NFO! There were many tin cans and pumpkins that did not survive their encounter with the Rist Canyon Irregulars...


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