In Hillsville to run some errands and stopped off at the Citgo station for gas. Just down the hill on 221 many tents and trailers are already in place for the annual Carroll County Gun Show and Flea Market over Labor Day weekend.

“Ready for the gun?” The question brought a frown from the guy behind the counter.

“Ready to get the hell out of town. I always go fishing over Labor Day.”

“So, you’ll miss all the fun and games?”

“That’s the general idea.”

We have some friends coming down from the DC area for the weekend. They haven’t been to the gun show yet. Don’t think they’re ready for what they’ll find.