It got pretty hot. If Georgia has 5 more days of temperatures over 90 before the end of October, it will break the record. At least the humidity is down.
We had lunch at a nice place up on Lake Chatuge. It was full of the motorcycle people, so it wasn't very quiet but they were interesting. From the looks of the motorcycles, it's a hobby for the well off.
I'm not a motorcycle fan. They get killed a lot up here in the mountains. The road between Blairsville, Ga and Dahlonega Ga goes over a high mountain and through a pass. Both sides of it are sprinkled with crosses that mark where people got killed. I got drafted into helping the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Department haul a dead guy back up a cliff strapped to a board once, when he went over the cliff on his bike and nobody who came along had a winch on their vehicle. It took 8 men to pull the body back up all the way. My son loves motorcycles and we spent a lot of time hauling him to off road tracks when he was younger. When I think of motorcycles, I always think of this scene from the first Terminator movie.
How about that Winchester Model 1887? Nice touch.
I have eight of them at last count. Two double barreled coach guns, one in 12 and one in 20. One semi -auto browning, and five pump 12 gauges. I keep one of these Mossberg 590's on the wall next to my easy chair.
The great thing about the 590 is that it doesn't have a plug in the tube. I have removed the plugs from my other weapons that have them, and I've put tube extensions on some of them from time to time. But the 590 is a home defense weapon, not a hunting weapon. The heat shield makes it heavy, but I'm not planning on carrying it anywhere.
I don't talk about shotguns much because I like my old collectible weapons better, but the shotgun will take care of business, flat out. Some people say racking the slide back to scare the Goblins is a good idea. I figure anybody who has come all the way up here in the dark isn't going to be scared by a noise, so I am loading one in the chamber before I go out if it looks like I might have a problem here on the mountain top.
I have intentionally not looked at the news this evening. I don't know what's going on in Atlanta or Charlotte tonight. I thought I would just take a break. Tomorrow morning the network weekly news reviews will be on and I'll see what I can pick up from those.
Not a bad day at all.
Thought for the Day:
|They have a good point.|