The boys and I took a trip down to my Dad's house in Northampton County over the weekend. We had a great time in this little-known corner of the Old Dominion, despite the lengthy drive and inherent difficulties of making it with two little boys and only one big kid, er, adult.
The highlight of the trip for me came when I had an opportunity to shoot the 1912 model Remington pump-action .22 rifle that my grandfather purchased as a kid in Montana. Holding this weapon, I gained a new understanding of the phrase: "They don't make 'em like they used to." I shot a three-inch group at 50 yards the first time I fired this nearly 100-year-old rifle. The sights aren't adjustable, but you can't miss as long as you know where to aim!
I'll post some pictures and write more about our trip (although I'm almost afraid to give away the secret that is Virginia's lower eastern shore) as soon as I can. That could be awhile since spring has definitely sprung in the landscape business. My blog posts may be shorter and farther between during the next three months as this is when I earn my money and even something as important as Bright Idea Outdoors might have to take a back seat.
Let me know if you smell mulch when you open this site.