Rain unlike anything in Oregon or the PNW.  The true meaning of “raining in buckets” becomes clear.  Hot and humid to me, but the instructor says it is cool.  I never liked humidity, I’m a desert dweller by nature and cutting the air in order to breath is not my idea of fun.

On the plus side, Dell does give out nice trinkets with the class.  We have a nice badge, a pad of paper, books, a backpack and tickets for breakfast and lunch.  Of course, they didn’t tell us about the breakfast tickets.  Instead of the Dell café, I had a $14 French Toast breakfast at the hotel.  Sure it was good but not $14 good.

Umbrellas in the rain? Horizontal rain.  Large drops, flash BANG!  Everyone in the room jumps and looks out the window with wide eyes.  At least I’m not the only one who thinks this is unusual.  I forget how hard it rains in the middle.  New Mexico would have similar storms and they were just normal spring weather.

Author: Jim Boone

Jim is the resident photographer and web dude. He enjoys driving, practical shooting, and the occasional shotgun game. He is classified as M in USPSA Open and is working hard to be a real M class shooter.