Does it ever get better than long weekends spent at a slow pace? I feel like we finally had a chance this weekend to slow down and catch our breath. Instead of running around and traveling, we spent a weekend at home, making plans as we went along. The change of pace was just what we needed.
Rob was off on Friday for Columbus Day weekend so of course I took the day off too. We slept in, worked out, grabbed lunch at The Daily Grind, and walked around Bonita Lakes.
We woke up on Saturday and decided it was the day to go to skeet shooting. I have been wanting to learn to shot a shotgun for a while now (Hey, a girl's got to be prepared for anything!) and heard there was a beautiful range in Meridian. We drove out to Binachi Shooting Sports to try our hand at it. Even though I've shot guns before, I am always a bundle of nerves when it comes to shooting a new gun. Luckily, we came on the perfect day.
David is the owner of Binachi Shooting Sports and he is awesome! We were the only people (besides a boy scout camp) there so David was more than happy to explain everything to us. He came out to the range with us and gave us pointers and really helped me with my form. The first time I shot the gun, I cried just from sheer nerves about the kickback (not so proud moment!) but my third shot, I hit the clay straight on and it exploded in midair (proud moment!) After we shot through a box of ammo, David asked us if we wanted to ride around and see a tour of the property and shoot some clays back in the woods. The 400 acre property is gorgeous, and much cooler back in the shaded woods. Rob really started getting the hang of shooting the shotgun, but old habits die hard and he still has to close one eye like he is shooting a rifle. Either way, we had an awesome day shooting. We grabbed burgers at Mugshots before heading home for a long nap. Rob got scheduled for duty Saturday night so he went to work and I snuggled in with some wine and Netflix ;)
We finally had brunch on Sunday at Weidmann's. If you look up Meridian on Pinterest or google, Weidmann's is the one restaurant that everyone recommends. (Maybe the only restaurant but that's another story!) Weidmann's is gorgeous, with it's exposed brick walls and hard wood floors, and it is full of tradition. Minus a small hiccup in 2010, it has been open since 1870! Instead of getting bread and butter before your meal, you are brought out a crock of peanut butter and crackers, a tradition dating back to butter shortages during WWII. After stuffed french toast and a round of ramos gin fizzes, we headed to the grocery store and then home to watch some football.