Friday, May 11, 2007
Out of Africa
Ok, here's the scoop! My hubby has the distinct pleasure of being a part of a television show on the Sportsman Channel called Broadside Adventures. (The picture below is a link to their website --you should really go there and watch the little film clip they have--it's cute.) My cousin's husband is the host of this show, and they are in their second season. My hubby is National Marketing Director and a cameraman for them, and has loved every minute of it. B. has been able to go on several hunts with the show--he usually films the hunts, but he has hunted and had his hunts aired before. Last year, he was able to go to Canada with them and get his first black bear. It was very cool to watch that on TV. Anyway... Recently, Rocky called and asked B. is he would be able to go with him to Zimbabwe, Africa (all expenses paid) for an elephant hunt. Rocky has been asked to kill a nuisance elephant that has been bothering villages there (if I understood correctly). Anyway, he will be using a bow for this hunt, and has been getting ready physically for this for the past couple weeks or so. B. is thrilled to be going--even though he won't be hunting, and I am glad that he has this opportunity--truly, I am. Of course, this means that our family will not get to have a summer vacation this year. B. gets 30 days a year with the military, and he has used a great deal of them to hunt. We had a trip to Gatlinburg planned the very week of this African hunt--so we had to decide as a family what to do. We all voted that daddy should go to Africa--sort of. He owes us BIG, though---and he knows it. Boy, does he know it. Let me just add that I wasn't overly happy about this at first--and I shed a lot of tears before I came to terms with it. I could never take this away from him, but, darn it, I wanted to go to Gatlinburg. And let me say that when my real life friends heard about it, they were none too happy with B. Mandalyn was shooting daggers with her eyes on Wednesday night!! So, I am left with a dilemma--do I pack up the kids and take them to Gatlinburg myself, or do I wait until my hubby can go, and postpone it until October? I truly can't decide. Help!!!