It's good to be back home in Central Pennsylvania. Atlanta Georgia is a beautiful place. Surprising to me was how the area referred to as Atlanta spreads out and covers a vast area of small towns and suburbs. The hardwood forest and landscape is similar to a flatter version of Lycoming County. The city itself was modern and clean. I enjoyed our visit to Ted Turner Field to watch the Braves, the stadium was a center point of the 1996 Olympic Games. There was not a piece of litter to be found in this part of Hotlanta. The southern hospitality was tremendous and as always I found plenty of good food and good conversation. Many folks warned me of the traffic problems in and around the ATL. I did not experience that, the roads were smooth and fast. I personally have more frustration, and my car finds more crater sized holes on West Fourth Street, than I found anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line. Well as they say, great place to visit but the only place I want to live is right here in Penn's Woods.
Many things to talk about here at home and abroad. It was great to hear about all the good ladies that took me up on my offer for some gun and shooting training courtesy of Mr. Tripoli and his staff. Men of the valley be warned, the ladies will be armed, but I'm not going to say and dangerous, because they will know what they're doing with that pistol. The only danger will come to those who cross them. Seriously though, it makes me proud to be an American that so many grandmothers, moms, sisters, and women who are leaders within our community are exercising their Second Amendment right. Great job ladies. Well men it’s your turn. Chivalry is not dead, it was ladies first. The offer is now the same. Want to learn to shoot, handle a firearm safely or just hone your skills? I'll cover half the class with Tripoli's trainers. Get in and see Frank or give him a call. Tell him I sent you. A simple offer to the first 50 good men who want to protect themselves, their family and their community.
Catching up on local news from when I was gone. A tip of the cap to local law enforcement. The City of Williamsport, Lycoming County Drug Task Force, State Police and neighboring police have done a great job cracking down on heroin and the bad guys spewing the evil. If you don't think that they are making a difference you are mistaken. The amount of heroin, firearms and bad guys taken off the street continues to grow. Yes, it's just the beginning, but the men and women in blue are out there and are attacking the problem each and every day. Great job!