Our time in the USA

Stuck in Minneapolis!

And below is the day before we left South Africa!

Well, here we are again, doing our usual 5-6 week tour of the trade shows to promote our product, meet up with friends and make brand new ones! Things are going very well and we find ourselves almost full for 2018, and filling up fast for 2019. Many thanks to our past clients for taking another leap of faith and planning to come our way again and a big hearty welcome to those of you who are doing it for the very first time.

The weather in Denver was mild and sunny and the show went well. Thanks must go as always, to Chuck and Deb Place, for storing our booth and helping us to set up and break down. Kent Dorr you were an amazing help all round, and we look forward to next time! Our friends Dwayne Drees and Mark Whitley introduced us to the delightful Dave Guhr, who intends following in his buddie’s footsteps, and coming over to spend time with us in 2019. Thanks Dwayne and Mark! Afterwards we got to spend some fabulous time with Russ and Donna Defusco, in Colorado Springs, a first for us. Russ is a retired Airforce Academy graduate and a very talented ornithologist, and could teach most people a thing or two about birds and other fauna and flora, and we very much enjoyed his and Donna’s stimulating company. Then it was off to Sacramento, where we met some very keen travellers, in particular Dave Moitoza, who is amongst some of our new Sacramento Bosbok family. We look forward to showing Dave and his son our own neck of the woods. Mike Gold, it was good to see you again and to meet your beautiful daughter.

After Sacramento we were making our way to Philly via Minneapolis when we were rudely interrupted by a blizzard and after spending 4 and a half hours in the plane on the runway, we finally disembarked to find a hotel and could fly out next morning. We are now in Sweet Valley PA, close to Wilkes-Barre, with our good friends Dale and Shawna Elston. Dale are Shawna are consummate hosts, and truly good friends to have over here. Dale, Shawna and Terry McHenry, our other good friend in this valley, all helped out at the booth in Bloomsburg, which means the world to us. Jim Yost, Gary Ramus, Vicky Loreman, Sam Haldeman, Greg Lane and Jeff Taylor, Thanks you all for your incredible generosity.

We are now preparing for the big one….the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, now run by the NRA. We look forward to seeing many of you there. I will try to update as soon as we are able. Please feel free to read and comment in the space below, on any or all of the other posts…I need to be sure someone is actually seeing them! We will be at Booth No. 6024 in the Main Hall just off the Maclean Street entrance. Give us a call on 720-207-7838 if you need help finding us😊

9 replies
  1. Jim Schmid says:

    Dear Phil and Kate; It was great fun to see you at the show in Denver, and discuss details of our plans to visit you, later this year. Not sure which part of the trip to be most excited about: game viewing in Kruger Park, hunting at your place, or fishing on the Okavongo Delta. We’re sure they will all be great fun and very memorable. Best Regards, Jim and Cindy Schmid

  2. Shawna Walker-Elston says:

    The pleasure was ours, my friend! I cannot wait until the next time we are in your neck of the woods, or in your case, lowveld.


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