I’m sitting here in LAX...a glass of wine in front of me, Passport in hand, 2 hours from boarding a flight on Virgin Atlantic that will spirit me on to my third Safari. All I can think of is how blessed my life is to allow me to do something so grand. The past 16 months for me have been a crazy whirlwind. I suppose one could call it a midlife crisis but I think it more a moment in time when I began to truly decide what was important to me as I enter the Third half of life. This has not been an easy year for me. I turned 50 this year, changed jobs twice (*well, different companies), watched my precious first girl (Audrey, my 11.5 year old Duck Tolling Retriever) pass away...celebrated 15 years of marriage to the most wonderful wife...and her gift to me on this year of all years was to find a very special hunt to send me off to. So here I am, glass of wine in hand, heading to Leopards Valley Safari’s a third time for a Sable Hunt (*along with Gemsbok, Vaal, and a few other TBD critters of opportunity) to hunt with my good friends Dave and Nikki and my PH of my two previous hunts Craig Done one more time. It’s been a helluva ride this last year and I’m glad to be through it. No doubt, God has blessed me and watched over me. Wish me luck!