Last Friday after work he and I left Redmond and headed east to Idaho where we could have some real fun. Idaho is less repressive in a number of ways than Washington. In particular the explosives law are a pain in Washington.
Saturday morning daughter Kim, Ian and I loaded up the van and went to the Boomershoot site. Barron, Janelle, and Ryan were already there when we arrived. We were going to put on a private party for Ian and do a few experiments to test out some ideas for a new target deployment method.
Some of the pictures are below see also the fireball demo pictures here.
Ian about to shoot his first boomer.
This was just after detonation. Notice the streak of something headed to the left in the tree.
Ian preparing for the blast of debris.
Ian realizing he is going to live.
Ian realizing that was fun (debris still falling).
Ian realizing that was really fun (debris still falling).
Ian, Ryan, and Janelle (only her shadow is visible on the far right) do a miniature High Intensity Event.
Ian shooting still more boomers.
Ian seems to like this too.
Ryan brought an old laptop in need of an Idaho Stress Test.
Ryan preparing to initiate the stress test.
The test is complete in a few microseconds.
Ryan was very happy with the test results even if he did have to pick up all the pieces.
Ian, Kim, and I took the scenic route back to Moscow, picked up Barb just as she got off from work and went to VJs BBQ (there was a reason for chosing this particular place) for dinner. They have a Gadsden flag and the Declaration of Independence on the wall if that gives you a hint.
What I wonder is what the anti-freedom people in this country have to offer interns who visit. It’s not like they have anti-gun ranges to go have fun at.