17 July 2013

RSTT Sporting Clays

Meet the Rio Salado Target Terminators squad:
Lto R: Coach Jeff, Nathaniel, Mathew, Christopher & Dakota
We started at Stage 1 on the North course.  This was a bonus as it minimized the extra walking to the 1st stage and home from the last.  Pitty the teams starting on stages 7 & 8 as they effectively had to travel an eatra lap of the 1 mile loop.  Thursday we start on 12S.  -3 is almost as good as 1,

True Blue Sam came out to cheer on the team and share his local knowledge and stash of "what works to keep the pests away".  File this under "questions we didn''t even know to ask."  He recommended a DEET repellant to keep the chiggers away from the ankles and lower legs and Buggins Spray on the head and neck for the deer flies and othrtd.  The peppermint oil also has a cooling quality, very refreshing to apply.  The proof is in the results - no bites!  Thanks TBS!

The the SCSon notes, The Potterfields of Midway USA took time to meet & greet the teams.  
I've been a satisfied customer for years.  It was nice to meet the man who sets the corporate tone and gives back to the sport.

We took a walk down the vendor area.  First top was the ammo barn. I had to tell the guys behind the desk "Ok, I am officially impressed".
It is difficult to adequately convey the size of the facility and quantity stored here.  The SCSon posted the first shot of a two shot panorama.  The people at the right of the screen are approximately half way to the far end of the building, pallets stacked two high as far as the eye can see.

The scenery color is a nice change of pace.  Arizona is mostly shades of brown.  Southern IL is a refreshing green:
More Corn
Still More Corn


David aka True Blue Sam said...

Danno: Heat index is forecast to be over 100 again today, so guide those kids to shade when it's available. A cold front is supposed to blow in Saturday, so maybe the heat will let up for the final day. David

David aka True Blue Sam said...

One thing you are missing in farm country nowadays is the smell of hogs. Hog confinement operations changed the economics of raising hogs, so farmers can no longer make money by having their own small herd. It used to be that you were bombarded with hog smell at every farm you passed.

With livestock gone from most farms, farming is now a part time job, and farmers take off on vacation after the crops are laid by.