I don't know if I've mentioned it, but The Girl is Just. The. Coolest. Chick. Ever. A typical Texas girl, she's been shooting guns since she was old enough to hold one by herself and she got her first rifle of her very own when she was 11. She's always enjoyed shooting and even took her first deer this winter. Last fall she started working with the local 4-H shooting sports group and has done pretty well in light rifle events. However, Thursday afternoon at practice, she picked up a bow and arrow at the shooting range, and absolutely fell in love with it. Today (Saturday), she took second place in the senior division in a statewide 4-H basic archery event.
The best part for her though was that even though we had to get up at 5am, she had a blast and made a ton of new friends. She just walks up to people, introduces herself and starts talking to them like she's known them her whole life. It's the damnedest thing I've ever seen.
I hope I'm half as cool as her when I grow up.