Anyway, J.R. and I went to the gun show, where we met up with The Most Interesting Man In The World and proceeded to walk the aisles looking at wildly overpriced stuff.
Sadly, it's obvious that the days when gun shows were places to go find bargains are long, long past. Now you just have dealers trying to target the "instant gratification" crowd and offering pretty much everything that you could want at prices noticeably higher than you could find the same stuff for elsewhere.
Old NFO mentioned an M-14 for "just" $16,500. Yeah, that wasn't terribly bad, considering, but the MP-5 on the table next to is for $32K...that's just being silly now.
I did score a find though when I found a dealer with several pounds of WIN 231 for sale, the first time that I've seen this wonderful pistol powder anywhere in almost two years. I grabbed four of them. It was nice to see primers back down to $33-$35 per thousand too, which is still a bite but nowhere near as ridiculous as the prices that gougers were trying to get for them a year ago.
Nothing else really jumped out at me though, and after a couple of hours, we adjourned to the local culinary establishment known as "Hooters" for some wings, burgers and in my case, a tall Guinness.
As we walked in, I saw Old NFO exchange words with one of the hostesses, and it appeared that they knew each other. This, of course, is not surprising as anyone who has gone anywhere with Old NFO knows that he knows people everywhere. One of the consequences of being
The show kinda sucked, but it was still a good time with good people, and you can't go wrong with that.
Yukon Quest update: As of this writing, at 8 days and six hours into the race, Brent Sass is in the lead again, 8 miles ahead of Allen Moore. Dave Dalton has moved up to sixth place and is just 144 miles behind Sass.
And while real dogs that actually work for a living are out there dragging sled around and earning their keep, my two mutts spent the day divvying up an MRE that they got hold of. Ass-dogs.