Monday, April 18, 2011

Our weekend in Austin....April 15th-17th, 2011

Friday afternoon:

My peace rally: "Texas Rally for Peace"
The purpose of this rally was to promote (or raise awareness of) the following:
-Support the Troops- bring them home!
-Unjust War
-Your Tax $ = Foreign Aid = Military Industry = Death and Destruction
-A Non-interventionist Foreign Policy
-Anti War

This is my Pro-Life Shirt: the front says:
"Would it bother us more if they used guns?".
And the back says:
"IRAQ: one million killed, 5 million refugees doesn't that bother you?".
Me Mum.
Thank you Mom for helping me to do this, and for getting us to Austin!
Some of the kids...
...the guy in the middle is Norman, and he has this site:
Michael Boldin, Bryce Shonka, Sarah Rosa and I! =)
Some more of us!
Mom says that we had 20-25 people, and I thought it was between 25-30...
...either way it was a really good turn out I thought.
Thank you all for coming out, I am sorry that I did not meet you all!
I hope that I have inspired you to organize your own rallies! =)

Funny thing: Rob Love came over to me and in a "I'm talking to the little kid" voice said "So- what brings you out today?" I did not laugh, and I answered "Well, because I organized the event, I thought I should be here!" (He was kind of surprised, and more surprised to hear that we actually live about 5 hours away.)
I was sorry that no one from IVAW or Codepink came.
(Molly Reynolds took this photo. Thank you Molly!)

The After Party @ hopdoddy:
They have really good food and drinks. Fresh food! Quality meat!
Homemade sauces! Good prices!=) Fluoride & Chlorine free water too!!!!

I unfortunately, had to pack my food in. =(
Sarah REALLY liked the restaurant...she ate there at least 2 nights in a row!
Michael ("I'm not posing") and Jason Rink.
Jason's site:
Norman again....
...and Mom!
Jason tasting Sarah's Cucumber Martini(?)
I think that that was what it was...
Antonio happened to come into hopdoddy's, and he joined us at our table.
We had fun- he is trying to create a business/job around counseling/helping parents with homeschooling.
Every time we go to Austin, we drive past this cute little man- he turns around & around! =)
Did I say that he is cute?! =)
Saturday: nullifynow! (It was cold in the morning.)

Our outdoor booth at nullifynow! I did not get to hear any of the speakers. =(
Michael Boldin & Debra Medina.

The After Party @ the "Dog and Duck":
Mike, Eddie Allen and Michael.
I love the look on Sarah's face!
Michael was VERY hungry...poor guy...
(Why was Eddie's finger in Michael's ear?!?)
Looking at the photo that I would really like to have a copy of...
PLEASE Sarah?!?!?!
I love how you could put any kind of "cartoon bubble" over almost any photo of Michael!
Michael is a lot like my little brother Benjamin & Uncle Matt...GBG!

Sunday morning fun:

Hi Michael!
Michael is teaching Sarah a new stance....
...and now it's Michael's turn!
Sarah was a great shot! =)
Mom and Michael Badnarik.
Dr. Robert Scott Bell
Mom & Me!
My first time shooting live ammo handgun* (I shot 2 rounds), and first real lesson, and first time shooting indoors. That gun was heavy... I was surprised that I was as good as I was...but then I used to be a better shot than my brothers. Michael Badnarik was the teacher.

The revolver was a 38 special, and it was a rental. The target was about 10ft. away.
Michael says that you have to get good with the target closer, and then start moving it back. We were just having a very quick getting started lesson, mostly stance. I kept leaning back...I guess I was trying to get away from the noise! LOL!
Back: Eddie, Mom, Me, Michael.
Front: Michael, Sarah & Robert.

*I have shot a shotgun 2 times in my life, but never intending to hit anything. (although I did end up bring down 3 Blackbirds in one shot)

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