Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tourists and gunfire

I'm still going back and forth to middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania for work. The travel is already old, but the money is good. Stopped at a rest stop on I-80, and heard gunfire--Spaced out with a second or two between shots, rather than gunfight or Hollywood rate of fire. I thought "must be a gun range behind those woods...wonder how often it freaks out the tourists" A couple minutes later, I overheard an older looking guy on his cellphone calling 911 to tell them about the gunfire. A worker at the rest stop was walking by and told him there is a range behind the woods. There were only a couple of vehicles in the parking lot, and I'm pretty sure his was the one with New Jersey plates...


  1. That's funny, "New Jersey plates."

  2. My town has the distinct pleasure of having a 1000-yard range within it, and fully 10% of the neighborhoods here are all within hearing range of it... I can only imagine how it is for someone moving here from one of the less-rights-friendly states as they try and house-hunt, and then hear that going on in the background.

    I am willing to wager some realtors have had to do similar things as that rest stop employee...