Monday, August 4, 2014

The Weekend

So, I did this.

Of the 59 hours I was gone, over 25 were spent in a vehicle driven by somebody who has a "road rage" tag on his blog. The trip was never boring, I can say that much. The stream-of-consciousness that at times just fell out of my blogfather's mouth was staggering. And entertaining. And I learned a few new compound words.

All the nice things people say about this event and group of people are true!

I got to meet Maj. L. Caudill, USMC (Ret) in the flesh. And he fired my Brown Bess.

This was a great idea. Muskets get messy.
I shot lots of stuff, and to be honest ... I'm still trying to sort the blur that was the weekend. As always, everyone was very generous and helpful. And ... towards the end of the day, we prepared for the bayonet charge.

"That's not a bayonet ..."
I brought these:

Sweet Daughter was brought along to the thrift shop to help pick out the victims. Clifford (we both HATED the TV show) obligingly erupted stuffing when shot, but the scary doll with the dead eyes and bunny rabbit nose JUST WOULDN'T DIE.

So, time to run them through with a bayonet charge. The doll ended up skewered right through the head, and Clifford?

" ...pour encourager les autres"
The bunny doll still didn't seem damaged enough. And that's when I spied a red paw. It was Elmo from a previous shoot. So the undead zombie doll was dispatched to keep Elmo company.

Maybe somebody will bring a flamethrower next year, and we can kill it for good.


  1. Glad y'all had fun! Looks like a good time.

  2. You look like an average sized American woman... until you realize that you are holding a Brown Bess with bayonet attached.... lord, you're tall. :)

  3. LOL, in other words you had FUN!!! :-)

  4. Great pictures of you!

    Thank you for letting me shoot your trusty Brown Bess, we had a "blast" even though there were a couple of "flashes in the pan".

    Looking forward to the next get together.

  5. Miss Z. and I had a wonderful time, and greatly enjoyed meeting you!

    'till next time...