Our day today was all over the place!
Since this was my dad’s first visit to our new house, he requested a morning walk around our new neighborhood around 7:30 a.m. The weather was cooler than usual and Sadie was extra chipper, so we were all in the mood for a nice family fun walk and loved his idea!
Look who decided to be twins…
The bean boys! Aren’t they cute?
My sister and I didn’t get the matching memo…
We went on a leisurely 30-minute walk around the neighborhood before heading home to immediately head back out for something very special.
Seven doughnuts for four people? Sounds about right.
We ate the doughnuts on the curb because we’re classy like that.
My favorite doughnuts were the glazed knot doughnut and the fritter that I had last week.
Though it sounds a bit like an oxymoron, these doughnuts are incredibly light. I feel like I could down five of them without batting an eye.
Ocala Gun Range
After breakfast (round one), we drove about 25 minutes to the gun range where my dad, sister and Ryan fired at some targets.
My sister and mom got their concealed weapons permits a couple of weeks ago, and my dad has been hunting for years. It was my first time visiting a gun range and I was really, really uneasy at first.
I didn’t shoot a gun myself and preferred to just watch the others. I want to take a concealed weapons class to get my own permit and learn more about guns and gun safety before I feel comfortable shooting a gun myself.
My dad and Ryan hit the targets time after time and my dad got several bulls eyes!
I finally calmed down and stopped feeling so antsy after about 25 minutes. Everyone at the gun range was very safety-conscious and respectful which helped me feel better about the place.
I guess I was just a little thrown off because I expected gun ranges to be much more regulated. I always thought you would have to show an ID to a ranger or something in order to fire a gun, but you can just pull up to the range and shoot. Though there is 24-hour surveillance, I still felt like it was kind of crazy and a little too unregulated.
We spent about an hour at the gun range before driving back. My dad suggested stopping for breakfast (round two!) so we pulled over at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant for some eggs.
I ordered two dippy eggs, home fries and whole wheat toast.
Back in a bit with more recaps!