Off to Texas

July 10, 2009

Faith Outdoors

My son, Joe, woke me up at 5 a.m. today. I was expecting it. He needed a ride to the airport for a flight to Dallas. He’ll spend two days with my brother, Mark, who lives there, then he’ll go on to Del Rio for a week at a summer camp at Indianhead Ranch.

He won the trip to Indianhead by placing first in the senior division of an essay contest put on by Safari Club International. He worked hard on his essay during the Christmas break and thought he had a shot at winning.
Turns out, he was right. I’m very proud of him and excited for his adventure at Indianhead. He’ll learn more about conservation during the camp, plus he’ll get a chance to go on a hunt for an exotic species. Along the way, he’ll also learn camping and survival skills, and get ATV training. It sounds like an action-packed week.
I wish more teens could have this kind of experience. It sure beats video and computer games.
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Staff photographer and writer for The Catholic Spirit. Also, avid outdoors enthusiast with a passion for hunting, fishing and photography. Married to Julie and have four children, three boys and a girl.

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