Paradisical Cheesburgers & Possessed Fishing Reels (June 20, 2010 – Day 7)

Father’s Day was off to a great start. Last night was date night and Drema and I drove down to a little biker bar a couple miles from our river camp. Between the two most embarrassing games of pool I have ever played we split an exceptional, melt-in-your-mouth, cheeseburger that was so good you didn’t want to put anything else in your mouth for fear it would ruin the lingering taste of that last bite.

WV Rt. 3 winds along the Greenbrier River as you travel south from Hinton, WV. If you’re ever within a hundred miles, drop by the Green Valley Bar & Grill. Never mind the Harleys, their riders are there for the cheeseburgers too.

Cheesburger Paradise

River-Rest for Riders

Today, just after noon, I had a horrific encounter with a bait casting reel. Who invented this contraption and why? I trudged back to shore wrapped in a tangle of 6 lb. test that only a Spyderco could free me from. No fish for me.

We visited with the old man for an hour or so. (Glad he is still here after the VA Hospital’s attempt to kill him. I guess spending his entire time fighting in Korea with no teeth wasn’t enough burden to put hum through.) Drema cooked some wickedly delicious hot dogs and we loaded up the wet kids and headed home to nurse our sunburns.

If the weather holds, tomorrow I will range test the NAA Guardian in .32 NAA and report the results here. Gelatin tests will be later in the week. The .32 NAA cartridge is a .380 Auto case necked down to .32 ACP. Corbon is the source for ammo.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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