Last week I received entries from five people for Boomershoot 2005. Heather and Ed are coming down from Alaska again–following a great circle route that is a 2040 mile journey! And in the last three days I got email representing at least another four people saying they were or had sent in their entries. Just counting the actual entries in hand I’m running ahead of any other Boomershoot ever at this time of year. It’s a good thing we have added more shooting positions or we would be full by the end January or the first of February. As it is my guess is that we will just have enough positions to accomodate people.
Speaking of travel distances to Boomershoot 2005. Kim du Toit is planning on driving with Son&Heir the 1950 road miles (1400 great circle mile). Stephanie Sailor came over 2100 great circle miles last year and I expect will be here again this year, although it’s possible she will have moved somewhat closer by then. And I believe one of the people that says he is coming lives in central Florida which is about 2250 great circle miles. I don’t want to hear people whining about “It’s too far away.“ when they tell me they won’t be attending. Especially with the great airfares available now.
And as these pictures demonstrate, without Mrs. du Toit around this year I’ll probably have to have one of my range officiers watching Kim extra close this year. Not for safety violations but with a camera so I can subsidize the payback of all the personal loans I made last year for the new explosives magazine with blackmail income.