I've got my trusty gun..and my sister by my side!
Now that I have that classic childhood campfire chant going through your head- you are so very welcome- it is indeed time to leave for my first ducking hunting trip.
Lord love a duck.
If there was ever a hunters prayer for a newbie duck hunter it might just go like this:
Lord, let my shotgun fire better than my actual aim.
Help me to stay warm in the blind, let my tush not freeze.
Guide my hip-wader shod feet so I don't fall into the marsh.
Grant my hunting guide patience beyond measure.. he's gonna need it.
Last. but not least, a few bagged ducks to take home would fit the bill.
(that's duck humor, get it? Bill?)
My sister and I are being treated to a duck hunt by Travel Manitoba this coming week and we are going to be staying at Jimmy Robinson's famous duck lodge in St Ambroise, Manitoba. I am so very excited to check out the hunting lodge, meet new people and of course, knowing me, I will end up in the lodge kitchen somehow chasing down some amazing recipes!
My Uncle used to own a hunting lodge when I was younger, so this is nothing new to me. I grew up around hunters. I am a hunter. (well, not of ducks, not yet!) I am looking forward to the camaraderie, the inevitable card games with tall hunting tales and chatting with people from all over the place.
Our bags are packed and ready to go. My truck is so full of stuff we couldn't possibly fit another thing in there.
Our first stop will be Dauphin Manitoba and we'll be there later today. I am writing this as we leave Swift Current, Saskatchewan after falling into the nearest motel bed and sleeping like the dead all night.
This is the gorgeous view out of my passenger window this morning, the sun rising over the frosted fields, slowly warming what is certainly a chilly start to the day.
I'll be posting tons and tons of pictures, so watch for my exciting adventures this week! Man, I LOVE road trips!