Viva Las Vegas

The evening glow of Las Vegas
Come tuesday morning (mind you at 6am) I was on the road to spend three days at the SHOT Show hosted at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada. The SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show) is a “gear nuts” dream. Everything from hunting gear to full fletched army equipment. Endless booth, endless products, endless opportunity……endless tired/ feet. All in all it was a very productive show for Outdoors International as a lot of great contacts were made and it was great getting to meet the guys from Smith Optics Elite who we are just in the process of setting up with a new site and looking forward to a partnership with OI and it was equally as great to meet with the guys from Kryptek. Kryptek has been a GREAT partner for OI as they outfit the guys with the best camo clothing in the industry.

So with the work aside there had to be a little bit of time for playing. We walked the strip (to and from the Sands Expo Convention Center) every day which was my excuse of exercise after all the food I foundered on. Just a side note… not try to start a low carb diet right before you go to Vegas. It will NOT work. The first night in town we enjoyed a great meal at the Brazilian Buffet in the Planet Hollywood Towers that was exceptional and ended up causing me to consume way more food then any one person should be allowed to. This is where all the walking came in handy. (-; Last evening was I would say probably the best evening in Vegas as Chris Burget hooked us up with VIP tickets to the Golden Moose Awards hosted by the Outdoor Channel. Even though I am still totally new to the whole hunting world and really had no clue who had what show and if it was good or not it was fun to kick it in style feasting on prime rib, delicious salads, super good deserts and all you can drink beverages while watching guys like Shawn Michaels and Ted Nugent receiving awards for what they do in the hunting community. Duck Commander ended up winning the best overal award which was fun to see as it seems there is never a boring moment with that group. The evening was completed with getting to watch the Zac Brown Band in concert which was awesome all together and recommended for everybody.

All in all I am somewhat glad for this trip to end and to get back home but trust me I will return to Vegas…..when they have a equine event going on. (-: I am already making my list of options:

  • High Roller Reining Classic September 9th-15th
  • LVCHA Winter Open Cutting Championships February 16th-19th
  • PBR World Finals October 24th-28th
  • NFR December
  • So Mrs. Sabrina of Coyote Ridge Ranch start looking at flights as it looks like we really need to hit Vegas in February, September, October and December. Of course we can not forget the NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth Texas in Nov-Dec.

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