Blogorado 2018, Day 2

Breakfast at the Obligatory Cow Reference was as tasty as everyone remembered.  Unfortunately, this year the owner had forgotten to hire extra help, so the lone waitress on duty had to cope with all her regular customers plus an invasion of a score or so of hungry bloggers and shooters.  She was run off her feet, but did her best.  We all tipped generously, so I’m sure she scored a couple of hundred extra dollars to soothe her shattered nerves!  I had the huevos rancheros I mentioned yesterday, and they were delicious.  This morning, I may be wrong, but I think I faintly

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Blogorado 2018, Day 3

Saturday was much colder than Friday, so everyone arrived for breakfast dressed warmly.  More people arrived yesterday evening, so the group was pretty much all there, amid much squeee-ing at the sight of the one-and-a-half-year-old son of one couple (who stole everyone’s heart with his infectious smiles and giggling.  Shy, he ain’t!).  I decided to go with a more western breakfast, and had steak and eggs with all the trimmings.  Delicious!  I may go with the breakfast burrito on Sunday – I have to gas up the car anyway, as we’re leaving after breakfast, so that will lend a little

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Blogorado 2018, Day 4, and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains

Sunday saw our last breakfast with the tribe this year.  It was sad to have to say goodbye to everybody, but we’re already looking forward to doing it all again next year.  We really have become one big extended family over the years, and all of us enjoy our adopted brothers and sisters. Miss D. and I headed for the Rocky Mountains after breakfast.  We’re in Cañon City, just outside the Royal Gorge, site of one of the most famous railway wars of the Old West.  We’ll take the train through the Gorge this morning, to get a visual feel for

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Choose your friends carefully, because the wrong choice might kill you

The late, great Jeff Cooper promulgated four rules of firearms safety that have become almost universally recognized.  Some modify the wording, others add more rules, but I guarantee you:  if you observe his basic four rules faithfully, you won’t ever injure anyone by a negligent or accidental discharge of your firearm.  They are: All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. Know your target, and what is beyond it. Sadly, in the heat of a defensive engagement, it may not be practical

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Halfway home, and another great restaurant discovery

Miss D., Alma and I are overnighting just outside Little Rock, Arkansas, halfway home to Texas after a fun experience at LibertyCon last weekend.  We’ll hit the road again tomorrow morning, and be home by early evening, God willing. We asked Alma to choose a promising restaurant for dinner this evening, after we’d checked into our hotel.  She found The Pantry Eatery, a Czech restaurant which has three branches in the Little Rock region.  We chose the one nearest to our hotel, The Pantry West, and we headed there with eager anticipation.  We were not disappointed.  The service was great,

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