Last year provided opportunities for many trips and new experiences. I started the year snowmobiling up Whistler mountain (totally out of my element), spent a week in Colorado with the kids on horseback, and ended the year in the hills of Texas for a Girl Hunter weekend.
My friends were a little confused when I told them I was going off to a ranch for the weekend to learn how to shoot and hunt. But when I received the invitation from Georgia, I thought, why not!? I’ve never had the opportunity to do anything like this before and I could learn something new. The whole weekend was a new adventure for me.
Let’s state the obvious. She’s gorgeous! Photo taken by Bakerella
We all met up with Georgia at Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne, TX on a rainy and very cold weekend. We were a cute bunch, a group of food bloggers dressed in denim and cowboy boots. We gathered to celebrate the release of Georgia’s new book Girl Hunter. From the moment I picked up the book, I couldn’t put it down. Georgia abandoned her Wall Street career to embrace her love of cooking. She found a love for knowing where her food comes from, something I can respect. Her stories leapt off the page and made me laugh out loud.
So back to the weekend. We told stories around the fire, learned how to shoot (turns out we have some amazing shots in the group!), tried our hand at fly fishing, and ate lots of game meats. We even took a break for a cookie decorating class (we had to throw a food activity in there somewhere, right?).
My favorite time of the weekend was when we all piled into a trailer, sat on big hay bales and got to watch Georgia hunt . . .
Georgia hunting while the nice guys from Citizen Pictures film
Photo credit Angie from Bakerella and Bridget from Bake at 350.
The book makes for a great weekend read. Take a look at this video about Georgia, the apron-clad woman with a gun in one hand and a skillet in the other. Read the book, be inspired, and I challenge you to try something new this year. Something completely out of your element. You’ll be glad you did.