Thursday, July 13, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pepper spray fail

The next time someone tells me that I don't need to carry a firearm because I can simply use pepper spray, I am going to show this article to them...

When Reyes still wouldn't leave, Mosley sprayed him with pepper spray that he had attached on his keychain... at which point Reyes grabbed a machete and repeatedly struck Mosley... Police said Mosley was semi-conscious when they arrived, suffering from severe injuries to head, torso and arm, and his hand was nearly severed. The 63-year-old man was airlifted to a local trauma center, where he was in "extremely critical condition" before he died Saturday

Pepper spray failed, because the assailant was high on narcotics. A firearm would have worked much better.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Walkabout, continued

The travels continue. We parked the car in Seattle and took a bus to Vancouver. Once there, we caught a cruise ship through the inside passage into Alaska. We stopped in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Hoonah, Alaska. The cruise ended in Seward, and then we took the train up through the state, with stops in Anchorage, Talkeetna, the Denali National Park, and Fairbanks. In all, we spent two weeks in Alaska.

We then flew back to Seattle and retrieved the car. We drove through Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

I bet you are wondering how we stored my handgun. Before we entered California, I placed it in a Pelican case with desiccants and oxygen absorbers, lowered the spare tire from under the car, and placed the case on top, and raised the tire back up. Once we left Washington, I lowered the tire and retrieved it, none the worse for wear.

We continue on our journey...