Monday, July 27, 2009

Something New...July 2009

In attempt to make up for the past six months, I will post entries backwards and share my latest "what's new" stories.

July 2009 has been a VERY busy month. I've traveled hundreds of miles all over Michigan...from Ypsilanti (for the Michigan Summer Beer Fest) to Thompsonville (for a golf school refresher course at Crystal Mountain Resort) to the Garden Peninsula n the Upper Peninsula (home of Fayette State Park) and north to Marquette and the West Branch Sportsman's Club in Skandia.

I can't go into too much detail here, as I was on assignment for the 2010 edition of Michigan Travel Ideas, but it was at the WBSC that I shot a firearm for the first time. The program, offered through the DNR's "Becoming and Outdoor Woman", introduced me and the group of ladies to the shotgun, rifle, pistol and bow/arrow. Skeet shoot was first on my list...and proudly, I hit 3 of 6. Then, on to pelting paper plates with two different .22 pistols...followed by bow/arrow (I took archery in this wasn't new to me) and then finally, the rifle...again hitting the targets at least 50% of the time.

For more on the program itself: