We’d spent the whole day outdoors and probably hiked 2 miles, getting from one place to another, and now just at dusk the skies darkened, the wind kicked up in our faces, and we heard the thunderous sound . . . of 70,000 fans in the Tampa stadium at the Super Bowl. Yep, Donna Rai and I actually went this year and witnessed our Steelers winning their record-setting sixth Lombardi trophy. We couldn’t really afford it, but, what the heck, it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing (and also an excuse to get out of this awful winter weather).
D-Rai and I were in Indianapolis the previous Thursday at our company headquarters (she works full-time and I work part-time to supplement my meager writing income). The company CEO happened to walk by, and being from Pittsburgh and being a wealthy CEO, he announced that he was going to make the trip. We laughingly said, “Hey, if you run into any extra tickets, let us know!”
As luck would have it, he called us that night, and we quickly arranged airline tickets and called our friends in St Petersburg, Florida, to see if we could stay with them. It was a fabulous game and a fabulous experience. I even watched the halftime show.
So forgive me for not writing about the outdoors this time and also for missing the month of January with my “What’s New?” entry. I’ll do a second one later this month – about the outdoors, I promise – and then be caught up again.
Our only January trip to camp this year was the Jan 9-11 last weekend of muzzleloader season, and we had eight guys at camp in blizzard conditions. Brett and Digital and a couple others managed to get out and hunt a little, but the rest of us pretty much hunkered down and enjoyed warmth and camaraderie at camp.
Don’t know if our second annual Coyote Hunt will happen this month. If it doesn’t, the next big event will be the March Motorcycle Pete Retreat.
Good luck out there. And have a great week outdoors.
~ Don Feigert, 2-2-09