I Did Open Carry For The First Time.

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    I Did Open Carry For The First Time.



    The weather just got too hot and muggy today, so concealment was plain out of the question. (Yes, we native Washingtonians suffer in 85+ heat. Sorry Rocky, I know you guys in Mesa have been roasting. I am a heat wimp. 55 degrees and overcast is my bliss! ) But, I digress. With a rather full day ahead of me, I figured no time like the present to OC.

    Made a recycling run to the transfer station, then off to the grocery store (Albertsons). There were a few looks, and even some stares in the store, but no issues. My fiance was carrying concealed, and was watching the others who were reacting outside of my field of view. She grinned at all of the behind-the-hand whispering. We shop at this store regularly, and our favorite cashier seemed to beam a bright smile when she saw my PT1911. She didn't say a word, but didn't have to. She even gave my fiance a hug when we left.

    Next stop the local country fruit, veggie and fish stand. Warm reception. They are great folks and have always felt welcome there. (Grabbed some corn, blackberries, raspberries and Samish Bay oysters - The corn and oyster hit the grill tomorrow.)

    Dropped off the oysters in the fridge, hauled some old CRTs and bicycles to St. Vincent DePaul, stopped at the bread (Hostess), hardware (Ace) and Dollar stores, then topped off the tank before heading home.

    A beautiful, if muggy day, with no incidents - just as it should be.
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    Great to hear! Well done.
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    Congrats on a successful OC day. Way to go!
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    If see it often enough, it will become nothing special...glad you had an uneventful day.
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    Sounds like an Awesome day!

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    that sounds like alot of work. i hate shopping. i usually leave it to my wife as she really enjoys it. it is her alone time. (away from me and the kids) but i the chance that i have to go. i hurry to get what i need and head back home again. ooh yeah and congrats on the OC.

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    Good for you! Glad everything went as planned.

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    Nicely done! Sounds like a perfect(ly normal) OC outing :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfshead View Post
    You didn't visit a Starbucks, did you?
    Na, I don't do Starbucks.
    Did visit my favorite local stand, tho. No matter who is on shift, their coffee is consistently good. Oh, and they go shooting with their boyfriends, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03ramit1 View Post
    that sounds like alot of work. i hate shopping. i usually leave it to my wife as she really enjoys it. it is her alone time. (away from me and the kids) but i the chance that i have to go. i hurry to get what i need and head back home again. ooh yeah and congrats on the OC.
    Thanks. Yeah, a lot of work, but had to be done. Got the garage cleaned out. I don't mind the shopping much anymore. Used to be I'd get antsy as heck to get going. The older I get, the less important going seems to be. (Unless, of course, there is a compelling reason to do so!)

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    Congrats on a good day!!!
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    I hear you on the heat! it is usually dryer on the other side of the hill...but these past few days...whew! it has been hot and muggy. I am like you...55 and overcast is my kind of weather!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSlack View Post
    I am like you...55 and overcast is my kind of weather!
    Same here, I am in shorts when everyone else is wearing coats.

    But I am from a certain place on the Columbia (not to be too specific) where during the summer, anything under 100 is a nice, cool day.

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