|Happy because he got a haircut and has his gun.|
After eating our delicious popovers (recipe, HERE) and my 4 mile run. [Yep guys, that is right, I actually ran 4 miles. I can't even believe it myself. My lungs almost exploded the last half mile but I finished and by golly I swear I lost 5 pounds during that 40 minutes. But I digress...] Anyways, after breakfast we headed out to find a shooting range.
My husband wanted to shoot his gun (which was a wedding present from me along with a few of his groomsmen and closest guy friends).
He loves this gun you guys. When we had just gotten back from our honeymoon he would run around the apartment fake shooting people and generally being ridiculous. He looks pretty smokin' wielding the thing so I can't complain. And that gun has come in pretty handy, especially when I have been afraid I was being attacked out here in our cottage, like when the UPS man scared the stars out of me. So, we went to shoot it at a range we found in Mongo, Indiana. MONGO? Ever heard of it? Yeah me either...on the way there we saw a lot of strange sights. Like this sign. Random, right?
Finally we arrived in --literally-- the middle of nowhere and had some fun shooting the gun. It is a really powerful handgun. My wrist still hurts from the 10 bullets I shot. This range was pretty ghetto, so we didn't have any cool human shaped targets to try and obliterate. We found an old cardboard box and made due...after a while of that we left because it was freezing cold and our ears had started ringing so our conversations had started to sound like this:
"I can't hear you!"
We headed to try a family style Amish restaurant in Shipshewana, IN called the Blue Gate. Shipshewana is one of the largest populations of amish in the country and there are a few family style restaurants in the area. Family style means exactly what it says: you pay a flat rate and you get two meats, green beans, stuffing, noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, bread, pie and a drink. Basically, you have to roll yourself out of the restaurant after you are done eating. We did some serious damage. After some shopping and browsing the Amish shops, we caught a movie (Little Red Riding Hood which I DO NOT recommend. It. was. awful.) and called it a happy 6 month anniversary. Now I am ready for the one year anniversary--although, who knows where we will be living? But, that is all part of the adventure... Picture time!
|Lock & Load|
|So, we were actually on a shotgun range. But whatever.|
|Watch out! I did get in trouble for holding the gun down when it was loaded...|
|Husband had a fun time....|
|Yum. Yum. & Yum.|
While browsing the gift shops we found a few QUESTIONABLE items. Don't you agree? I mean...amish and alcohol just don't seem to make sense to me. It's just not right.
For those new to my blog, you should know I add a lot of links in my posts to photos in my Flickr account. I hate posting 20 or so pictures because it takes forever to scroll through. This way, if something sounds interesting you can click and take a look, and if not...you get the idea :)
TOMORROW I WILL BE ANNOUNCING ANOTHER GIVEAWAY,
FROM Ashley at After Nine To Five.