Tuesday, May 30, 2006

We're Back

This is just a quick post to let you all know that we're back from our travels. We couldn't get an Internet hook up that didn't cost an arm and a leg and didn't post all weekend. Besides, we were too busy having fun. We arrived home about 1:00 this morning and are still pretty tired.

It seems like the NRA Convention was a month ago. We enjoyed the convention, our travels in southern Utah, and our stay in Las Vegas. I'd like to say it was profitable, but alas I hit a blackjack dealer who couldn't lose and my winnings tanked. Fortunately, I didn't lose much and in several cases I enjoyed playing (winning would have been more enjoyable yet).

We saw Penn & Teller's show at the Rio and, as advertised, it included guns. The performers did a double bullet-catching routine. They used Colt Pythons with supposedly a .357 magnum load. The two gun shots didn't sound loud enough to be .357s and I know those two men are too smart to stand in front of loaded guns and actually catch bullets in their teeth. Still, it was a good act.

As many of you know, Penn & Teller slammed gun control in an episode of their Showtime series Bullshit. They believe very much in the First and Second Amendments. In the live show, they showed our Bill of Rights--a parchment-like poster with all ten amendments on it and then the Chinese Bill of Rights--a clear acetate poster with no writing.

I was impressed with their love of country and of speech and gun freedoms. Also, Penn (the talking one) listed the four rules of gun safety as well as the don't try this at home warning.

Well, as I said, a quick post. We still have unpacking to do and new books and souvenirs to put away. We'll start posting again tomorrow.

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