Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Home from Boomershoot '09

Wow, what a trip that was. Just over 3900 miles round-trip; 3 days up, 3 days back.

Montana spring snow on the way there; Texas spring severe thunderstorms on the way home.

And more than worth every mile!

I'm just going to post a little bit tonight; still pretty tired from the road. More will follow over the next few days.

"Home Sweet Home" from Friday night until Monday morning - with Rivrdog, my camping and shooting buddy, who drove over from Oregon.

I saw a lot of these weird fence-type things in Wyoming - does anybody know what these are for?

And this pic was from last night - one of my favorite sights in the world when I've been traveling:

That sign usually means I've got less than 8 hours of driving before I'm home - yeah, Texas IS that big.

More stuff about Boomershoot itself, and the lots of great people I met there, to follow over the next few days. Lots more pictures, too.


Blogger Ry Jones said...

they're for trapping snow and tumbleweed; it causes the wind to slow down, so the snow dumps at the fence line.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Aaron Neal said...

Thanks, Ry. That question was really puzzling me. Guess I had too much time on the road looking at them :)

12:25 AM  
Blogger Rivrdog said...

They used to be made of wood in the old days...

8:31 PM  
Blogger Aaron Neal said...

If you're referring to the fence things, they still appear to be wooden.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Ry Jones said...

I've seen them wooden and metal, with metal becoming more common; depending on what's cheapest, I suppose.

12:10 AM  

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