One might suspect that I titled this post because I was listening to ZZ Top on my iPod when I took the picture. That would be true, but it also has a double meaning.
I was down at the rifle range at McLean Bottoms, trying out a new rifle. I've got several friends that have bought guns in the past week or so as well, it's like we're contagious or something! But this was just a solo trip down to the range after work to run two ceremonial rounds through it, one through each of the magazines issued with the rifle. The ammo was a gift from a friend, who turned our Sioux Hockey Night into an impromptu "gun-warming party" as he put it. I'm honored. Oh yeah, while I was in the area I stopped at the pistol range as well and heated up my Glock for good measure.
Back to the sundogs in the photo. The reason they're somewhat "dirty" and that there's a yellowish tinge to the horizon is that there was a pretty large grass fire underway north of Highway 1804. I saw it as I worked my way down to the river bottoms. It was throwing up a pretty good cloud of dirty looking smoke, which happened to drift right across the sky above and west of the pistol/rifle ranges. All in all, it was an eventful little after-work trip!
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