Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gun Blogger Rendezvous fund raiser

As usual, we all had a grand time at the annual GBR, but just having fun is not all there is to the GBR.  The event is also a fundraiser with all we manage to raise being given to Soldier's Angels/Project Valour IT to purchase voice activated computers for military personnel who have injuries which no longer able them to physically use a computer keyboard. . Even though we did not raise as much as we did last year, we did raise enough for about 10 voice activated laptop computers to be given to injured military personnel.

Miss Molly 'sweet talking' cash out of the guys for raffle tickets.

"that's it Mr C , buy a couple more" says Liz

Just a fraction of the wonderful prizes donated for our fundraiser raffle.

Bretton, Molly, Mr C

And...The next winner is!

A whole lotta holster and gun for a petite young lady.
A big Thank you to all who participated, all who donated prizes for our raffle, all who sponsored some of our meals. We had a grand time and can hardly wait to do it all over again next year.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Second day of GBR

On the second day of the Gun Blogger Rendezvous, we woke up to a gorgeous sunny day, with the incredible view from our hotel window, of hot air balloons floating lazily against a perfect blue sky.

After enjoying a breakfast sponsored by the NRA, it was scheduled  that all who wanted too, could load up their "toys" and drive out to the Washoe Shooting Facility for a few hours of fun, shooting all kinds of different firearms. I elected to stay behind this time, instead taking a bus and doing a little exploring of a local mall. I also needed to get in a little exercise and walking the large mall was one way of doing so. During the time we at the Rendezvous I always manage to eat way more than I do at home, so getting in a little extra exercise doesn't hurt.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gun Blogger Rendezvous, Reno, Nevada 2012

We have been back from the annual Gun Blogger Rendezvous for almost a week and I am still trying to catch up on all the chores which were pushed onto a 'back burner' to be done on our return.

On Thursday, the first full day in Reno, a group of us visited Cabela's. This store is a wonderland for anyone into any of the shooting sports, camping, fishing etc. I like to compete in pistol matches, but am not into all kinds of firearms, so I went wandering around the store looking at all manner of other things while the guys shopped around for ammunition for the upcoming 'range day'
Cabela's has a fabulous display of taxidermy, and as you stand within a couple of feet of the display, you feel as though you have stepped into an exotic country.

Stay tuned for more on 2012 GBR to come in the next few days.