Last Saturday, Kelly and I spent the ENTIRE day shootin’ and drinkin’ out in Fuquay Varina, NC thanks to a great LivingSocial Adventures deal. As usual, I hadn’t really read the details of the adventure … we showed up at 2pm thinking it’d be a 2-3 hour event, and were extremely surprised when we were handed a card saying we wouldn’t be done until 8pm! I guess it serves us right for not paying attention.
We met at the Aviator Brewing Company and boarded a bus and were taken to Drake Landing for the shootin’ portion of the event (don’t worry, we didn’t have ANY beer before shootin’). Once there, we were split into groups, shown how to load the gun and sent on our merry way without any more instruction. Prior to this, my shootin’ experience involved two shots with a bb gun and an aluminum can, which I definitely did not hit. So I didn’t have high expectations for being a good skeet shooter.
The course had 13 stations in all, and each group started at their own stations before rotating to them all. Despite not getting much instruction about what to do, our group was pretty good! I shot one skeet during the afternoon, so I was content 🙂
Kelly was very comfortable with the gun 🙂
And I was not and needed extra instruction (shocker). I like the photo on the right because it sums me up pretty well – I’m part adventurous (able to wield a gun) and part girlie (carrying my Mary Poppins purse with me on a shootin’ adventure) 🙂
But by the end, I was pretty comfortable with the gun, and a decent bruise was starting to form on my right shoulder.
After finishing, we boarded the bus and headed back to Aviator for the drinkin’ portion of the adventure. Everyone got to sample four beers, have a few sliders and hang out. At that point, we were famished, thirsty and tired, so we didn’t stay too long. Just long enough to play cornhole (and I got all four bean bags in during one turn!) and get a free chair massage.
In my opinion, this was a perfect adventure. It was something new, pretty random, and involved a massage – what’s not to love? I’m excited to see what else LivingSocial Adventures has planned this summer!