Jack’s first time at Templar Indoor Range

Knowing the right time for your child to learn to shoot is different for every child. I have never been a hunter, but I do love the shooting sports and also learning how to use firearms for self defense.

I have never pushed Jack into wanting to shoot…he has always played with toy guns and bow and arrows and he was taught from a early age the respect you give firearms. We have used the NRA’s Eddie Eagle program to teach Jack what to do if you see a firearm.

So we felt that Jack was responsible enough now to learn how to shoot and so today we headed to Templar Indoor Range with a .22 Ruger pistol and a ATI GSG-5 rifle.

We had a great time and Jack wasn’t nervous at all. Jack is a lefty like me so it was easier to teach him than what I thought it would be…

22nd Annual Quilting Show

We enjoyed visiting the 22nd Annual Quilting show held in Tullahoma. This event is held by three Coffee County guilds. The Girl’s Night Quilting Society, Heirloom Quilters’ Guild and Manchester Quilting Ladies.

Belong is the quilts that were on display…notice the number of quilts that are hand quilted.

The sewing machine that you see is circa. 1860s and still works today.

We visit the Tennessee State Museum

About a month ago we saw that the Tennessee State Museum was opening an exhibit on the art and story of Tennessee quilts. I had been wanting to go to the museum since it opened back in October of 2018. When I saw that there was going to be a temporary exhibit running from Feb 8th to July 7th, 2019 on the Art and Story of Tennessee Quilts I knew it was time to go.

I would encourage everyone to visit our state museum. The exhibits are detailed and cover the history of our state well. The layout can be slightly confusing so pay attention that you don’t miss a complete section.


The Tennessee State Museum is a large museum in Nashville depicting the history of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The current facility opened on October 4, 2018, at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street at the foot of Capitol Hill by the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Jack in the Valley

[mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]A[/mks_dropcap] few years back we had a great day shooting elk in North Carolina. I found this video that jack shot as we sat in the back of the truck (this was before we got our new truck). It was a day of waiting, eating, and finally watching the elk come down and appear in the fields.

Here is a story we created about our trip.

Cataloochee Valley by Randy Pollock on Exposure