Yakima Steel - A Short Report
We got back from the Yakima Rifle & Pistol Association's five stage Steel Challenge match yesterday evening. The traffic wasn't too bad, although I-405 through and around Bellevue wasn't a lot of fun. The weather in Yakima was really nice, somewhere in the upper 70's to low 80's during the day and around 50 at night. From now on through the Fall and Winter the mountain pass conditions deteriorate big time, so we don't know if we'll be able to get back to Yakima until Spring. Sometimes the passes are bare and dry during the Winter, but a few days later it's blizzard conditions. Our Mini-RV land yacht is definitely not something you'd want to drive in the snow.
The match itself was great and we all had a lot of fun. KeeWee shot well, and Matt from Kitsap showed up unexpectedly, so he and his wife Shara joined our squad. We were easily the loudest and most fun squad of all! Since it was a five stage match we got done not long after lunch time and headed home. We stopped at Big Red's Diner in Moxee, which is only a few miles from the range, for some excellent hamburgers. From there it was a bit over four hours and we were back home.
It was a great weekend, and the RV ran perfectly both ways.
I love it when I can go somewhere and return without having to lift the hood or crawl under anything to do repairs!
For more info on the match and a few pictures, check out KeeWee's Report.