Thanks to my friend Steve, I just had one of the most beautiful, exciting, fiercest family-bonding afternoons of my life.
We learned what it means…
…to be responsible
…to have respect
…to laugh out loud
…and to shout “Fire in the Hole!”
Yep. We shot guns.
Not just the adults. The whole family (The Nuge would be proud).
And not just at paper targets…
…we shot steel targets
…we shot jugs filled with water
…and shot jugs filled with explosives
That was my favorite :-)
My oldest got to ride hard and fast on a four-wheeler with his buddy.
He learned what it feels like to be free…and to have his life flash before his eyes as he almost falls…but recover and careen back wide-eyed and grinning ear-to-ear. His smiles were priceless. He learned to value and savor moments like this, and to engage the world to take advantage of what it has to offer.
He also learned how to catch air from a ditch at 32 mph.
My girls learned that life can be very dangerous, but with the proper respect and training, that danger can be wielded to their advantage…and high caliber joy can result.They also learned to reload in 2.3 seconds.
What did I learn?
…the right instructor teaches safety, respect, and fun
…handling a weapon opens your eyes to the real world
…blowing things up is really, really fun. Seriously
…my family is the best
…my wife looks awesome wielding a .357 Magnum
…shooting is the Hope Diamond of quality family time
Most of all? Everyone will remember this and SMILE!
Enjoy this movie of our adventures…we’ll be SURE to do this again