It was my pleasure to enjoy your company as I ran some errands I needed to do today. Having you tag along, I hoped, would make it easier for you to OC on your own after all the running about we did today.
The only point I'd like to correct is an inadvertant error in your description below:
The guys at the gun shop in Parker were terrific, and their attitude about us visiting their shop OC'ing was wonderful. I love their attitude, and hope folks in Parker will support their local gun shop. Any gun shop that supports open carry is alright in my book!
I hoped to give you a good overview of OC today. From Starbucks to Safeway, from Bellco to McD's, and even a MWAG call, I guess you got a real good intro to OC. Personally, I must admit to being surprised the cops got a call from anybody in Parker, because Douglas County is known for being a real good 2a county. Parker, well, I guess they still need a little work. Maybe I'll concentrate some of my OC activity in their area so those folks who called about men with guns will learn that it is perfectly legal. That being said, the officers who came out were terrific. I loved how the young fellow approached us. "Well, you probably know why we're here!"
And my reply was dead on the money. "No, I actually haven't the faintest idea!" I meant that sincerely, considering we were not doing anything illegal. "Well, it's about you smoking your pipe in public!" We had a pretty good laugh over that. I think it got him laughing when I stuck that lit pipe in the pocket of my jeans. "I did not know that. Sorry about that!" Hard to say while still laughing. "Well, have a great day then!" And they were ready to leave us be. But we kept up a lively banter and enjoyed talking with them as I'm sure they enjoyed talking with us.
Anyhow, they were terrific and didn't infringe on our rights as we continued our expedition today.
I especially enjoyed stopping at the head of that dirt road at an abandoned farm to pop a few shots from my XDm. Those are two beer bottles that will never bother us any more!
In all sincerity, I enjoyed your company and hope we can spend another day running around and enjoying the sights of this wonderful state, and our right to carry openly as we did today.
I need to run up to Estes Park tomorrow, and I also need to get that coil shipped off for repair. That competition will be here before I know it, so I really want that coil back so I can do my best at coin shooting!
Thanks for tagging along pard!