I'm on standby with a bunch of squirrels this weekend, and it hopefully won't be too "interesting". I've a saved post for the weekend, if I don't have time to write, but if I disappear from comments don't worry, I just had to go to work.
However, I did manage a couple of finds the other weekend before strapping on the utility belt again.
A great new breakfast place AND a fairly new gun store, all within a short drive of most of the Indianapolis metro area.
A ha! There's one in Avon, not too far of a drive for me. I had been told by locals that there was a restaurant a couple of doors down in the same strip mall that has the "best sausage gravy in town". Able to be coerced by a redhead who smells like cinnamon and mutters things like "sausage gravy" into his ear, my Partner in Grime headed out with me to try it after dropping off the vacuum for servicing.
It reminded me of a little French cafe, very bright and clean.
I can see why. Not at all photogenic but incredibly good. . . . THE best sausage gravy in town, incredibly creamy and smooth with lots of little chunks of savory sausage on fluffy biscuits. Paired with an egg that was fried in actual butter, not oil, and plenty of good coffee served with a smile it was the kind of breakfast that will fill you up for a day of shooty adventure.
THAT WOULD BE A YES!
After that we were off to check out a gun store that had opened up a while back. Fort Liberty Firearms.
It was also on Highway 36 in Avon. There was lots of activity and when we walked in, there were a number of customers standing around chatting firearms like family. It was more like walking into a home of a shooter than a retail business. It was spotlessly clean and warm and I was immediately welcomed with a "Hi! Can I help you Miss?" and James W., the clerk, showed me all around and explained all their services, while my friend went over to look at accessories for his new Glock 21. I really liked the way they had the cases set up by caliber, not manufacturer, so if I said "I'd like to see something in black, in a .45" it was all right there. They also had a great collection of used wheel guns, all in pristine condition.
After a large tax bill after selling my house, I had to pass on a sweet little J Frame S & W with a surprisingly low price. But if it's still there when I go back, I may be taking it home.
We ended up chatting with several customers, a very nice bunch of folks. If you are over that way, stop in and say hi. They also do firearm repair and antique firearm restoration as well as have a good selection of accessories, including optics and mounts. You might be surprised what you'll find, even in a modestly sized store.
One last stop, to Half Priced Books before hitting the freeway. There were several finds in the engineering, science and historical section and I picked up a little book for Tam for when I see her. Because any day that starts with good food and ends with friends and firearms is all right in my book.