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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Kent, Jun 22, 2008.

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  1. Kent

    Kent TS Member

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    For the last 16 days I can say I was the best ATA Trapshooter in Poland.Albiet the "only" trapshooter in Poland. Unfortunately I missed my state shoot for the first time in 15 years I will used those expensive AA's at the Grand.

    Great place to visit but I could not live here. No Killian's Red and no "Skoal"

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  2. Kent

    Kent TS Member

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    Hello Mr. Charles. How is the Mcleansboro team doing?

    My wife and I took her father back home for probally the last time. He was asked to leave in October 1939 and was in a Russian Labor camp in Siberia for the next 5 years. After the war they would not let him return but eventually got out and immigrated to the US in 1949.

    He had a good time and saw what was left of his family, tons of cousins and his brothers children.

    It was not what I was expecting over there. Since the communist left thier economy makes Southern Illinois look like a depressed area. Poland is a boom town. New construction everywhere. My wifes cousin who speaks 4 languages is a consultant for a company that finds Polish business to place foriegn investment money in.

    Like I said a great place to visit.
     
  3. Bisi

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    Great picture! Would look like a perfect spot to install a Pat trap. I could see those birds just floating across that valley.

    The old commie countries and the USA are 2 ships going in opposite directions. They are becoming free market and we are headed in the socialist direction. Damn shame.
     
  4. Mr Newbius©

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    How are the pirogies?

    Do they tell dumb American jokes like we tell dumb Polish jokes?
     
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I like that hat. Where did you get it?
     
  6. Mr Newbius©

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    I wonder if he got it while in Poland?
     
  7. Kent

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    Sorry it has taken me so long to reply to my own thread. I found out what jet lag was all about. Felt pretty good when the plane landed in St. Louis at 1:30 AM Saturday morning but by the time I drove the 137 mikes home to Marion a few hours latter I was getting a little tired. I immediately had to get on line to see what I’ve missed while gone. Went through some of my digital pictures and then posted this thread.

    My plans were to leave my wife in St. Louis and come home to go to a shoot on Sunday. About 5:00 PM I felt like a little nap and lay down. At 7:15 one of my sons called and I was so out of it when I picked up the phone I did not know where I was. My bedroom of 18 years looked unfamiliar and I thought I must still be on the trip. My boy realized I was too groggy to talk and said he would call back. I looked at the clock on the nightstand and saw it was 7:19 and knew I was supposed to meet my shooting buddies at 7:30; 42 miles away to ride to the Sam Jenny Memorial shoot at Highland. Immediately I called one of them on his cell to tell him I was going to be late and he said, “OK, but to you know its only Saturday night?” I felt a little foolish but was wakening up a little by then and said, “Well see you tomorrow”.

    Another thing that will wear you out more traveling to Poland this time of years is the long daylight hours. Sun comes up about 4:00 AM and does not set until near 11:00 PM.

    So Monday was another crash day letting my old body catch up.

    Food was good over there, a lot of pork and chicken, not much beef.

    Here is a picture of lunch one day. Pork knuckles and sauerkraut.


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  8. Kent

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    I followed this guy around but he never led me to the free beer.

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  9. hoggy

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    That's got to be the BIGGEST wok I have ever seen. Looks like a nice stir fry.
     
  10. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Kent, what a terrific thing to do for your wifes family guy!! Glad you enjoyed the trip! I have some friends in Poland and would love to visit them one day. They had a ball shooting trap with us last time they came over here. Hap
     
  11. Baber

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    There is trap shooting in Poland but its Bunker Trap. I looked at the Polish Shooting Federation website and they say something about trap but I don't read Polish. This is the trap the rest of the world shoots. With few exceptions ATA is largely unknown outside the US.

    TB
     
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