Sun Valley Gun Club 9/19/2013

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 (Thursday)

 

Today was laundry day. It went real slow because the laundry room across the way only has one washer and one dryer ($1.75 per load), and we had two loads so it was about a two hour process of going back and forth.

Our lanudry room

Our lanudry room

Michael called and made an appointment for Lexi and I to go trap shooting at 3:00 PM. We left and went to the Tamarack Lodge for about an hour to work on the blog. Tara was working, so sweet and fun.

Wonderful receptionist/reservationist/front desk person:  Tara.

Wonderful receptionist/reservationist/front desk person: Tara.

We left the lodge around 2:45 PM to head to the Sun Valley Gun Club.  At the Sun Valley Gun Club, Brook Trout (yep, that’s his name) gave us a safety briefing and then we shot 25 traps with our shotguns at different angles. I’d like to say I whipped Lexi’s butt, but she shot 12 and I only got 3. She won. It was fun and we want to have a rematch one day. Brook Trout was really friendly and told us some fun places we should check out while in Idaho.

Trap is the easier of the two between that and skeet.  The birds fly straighter and are a little easier to hit.

Trap is the easier of the two between that and skeet. The birds fly straighter and are a little easier to hit.

Like trap, you fire from several different posts, but in skeet the trajectory is more across your line of sight rather than straight away from you.

Like trap, you fire from several different posts, but in skeet the trajectory is more across your line of sight rather than straight away from you.

Check in at the range.  Instructor Brook Trout was excellent.

Check in at the range. Instructor Brook Trout was excellent.

Pretty woman with lovely daughter before shooting.

Pretty woman with lovely daughter before shooting.

A very serious competitor!  She wants to win!

A very serious competitor! She wants to win!

Hair Adjustment.

Hair adjustment.

Nothing beats youthful eyes and quick reflexes!

Nothing beats youthful eyes and quick reflexes!

Edie shows me a side I didn't know existed.  Pretty woman with a gun.!

Edie shows me a side I didn’t know existed. Pretty woman with a gun.!

New name is "Deadeye Lexi".

New name is “Deadeye Lexi”.

It was a great weather day, cool, my daughter called it, "Nippolely."

It was a great weather day, cool, my daughter called it, “Nippolely.”

Fierce armed competition.

Fierce armed competition.

Aced it.

Aced it.

We left the Gun Club and went home to change to go swimming. We thought it might stop any soreness in our shoulders but the shotgun wasn’t that bad. It felt good to be in the hot tub. Michael and Lexi played in the ten foot part of the pool and then joined me in the hot tub.

Eyes that shoot so well.

Eyes that shoot so well.

Shark Daddy!

Shark Daddy!

We got home and Michael started dinner. Lexi and I went to Atkinson’s Market and True Value Hardware. We needed chicken stock for tonight’s dinner, and Lexi “won” some fingernail polish when she beat me. I should never have bet. When will I learn? 

Michael is in the kitchen making chicken, salad, vegetables, and rice. That was our day. Hope yours was wonderful!

 

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2 comments on “Sun Valley Gun Club 9/19/2013
  1. Tara says:

    Safe Travels 🙂

  2. mkeller7281 says:

    And safe journeys to you and your family too. It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for your many kindnesses.