Belle and I went to Natchitoches today, to rumble around and do a little planning for the shoot that we're hosting in April. The beauty of Cowboy Fast Draw is that we can shoot our sport anywhere. Wax bullets and low-powered cartridges, it's entirely possible to hold matches anywhere. The City of Natchitoches has given us permission to close one block of Front Street and hold a state championship right in the middle of town.
That's the sidewalk near on Front Street, looking south. We'll be shooting on the bricks of Front Street, right out in the middle of the road. Belle is looking in a shop window. Front Street is the main thoroughfare in town, the tourist trap. Lots of little shops and restaurants.
That's the other end of the shooting venue, looking north.
The interior of Momma's Oyster House. It's a cool little restaurant about 50 steps from where we'll be shooting. They make the best oyster po'boy in town. Of course, we had to eat one, It was lunch time, after all. You'd think we had planned it like that.
It was a great day trip. We got a lot done, and we're beginning cocktails. I have a feeling it's going to be a quiet Friday night.