Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sportsman's Show Weekend

This weekend we have been taking part in the annual Sportsman's Show at the TRAC facility. We set-up a 15 lane 3-D range for folks to bring their equipment and shoot at. There is also an area for kid's to shoot at balloons and adults to give it a try. It takes about 25-30 people to run it for 3 days and help set-up and tear it down on Sunday evening. It's a lot of hard work and organization, but once it's all set-up we enjoy talking to everyone about archery.

Friday morning we were up at 3:30am to be at the TRAC at 5am for a morning news interview. We had about 5 of us from the club there to participate. Mike was supposed to talk, but he has had such a bad cough that Robert offered to do it. It was 4 or 5 1 minute spots during 2 hours of the show. At the end, we were all shooting while Robert was talking and the even showed us shooting while they were running the credits. It was all live and it kind of made us nervous. After that, we came home and I had to be at work at 8:30 until 12:00. Then I met Mike back at the show just after 1:00pm when it opened.
I have got to see so many of our friends that we would only see at an archery shoot, that it's been fun for me. I love catching up with everyone.

I woke up this morning with a really sore throat and stuffy nose. I think it's due to all the extra talking (any of you that really know me, know that I like to talk a lot normally) and the smoke from the dutch oven cooking in there. One of our club members made us all lunch in his dutch ovens. He made a pork stew and a chocolate/cherry cake. It sure was good and smelled wonderful cooking after the coals died down and weren't smoking anymore. It was a very nice thing to do for the club.

Mike is finally feeling better and getting rid of his sinus infection. The smoke has slowed down his recovery a little bit though.

We finally got some warmer weather yesterday. It got up to 49 and I was told the sun was out melting the snow all day long. We were inside all day. I'll try to post some pictures of the show this week. I did get some taken yesterday.
It was quite busy on Saturday and the building seemed to be full off and on most of the day. I donated some items to the door prizes they give away. I saw one lady that had an orange/yellow fuzzy scarf of mine and she even had on a yellow and black coat. It looked like her color! It's so funny how those things work out. I also gave them some camo beanies. I thought it would help me get my name out there a little bit more.

Well, it's 7am and we have to get ready to go for the last day. It won't be as busy today since the football playoffs are today.

You all have a wonderful and warm Sunday!!


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Jodi said...

Okay, Ladies!
I'll post this in the morning. I'm just out of it tonight. My sinus' have been bugging me all week since the archery show last weekend. Too much dutch oven cooking, straw and dirt, I think. I'll be clearer in the morning to post my answers.

Thanks for including me!