Got invited out again to the Kelleher/Agather Quail Hunt in west Texas again and had a blast. I’ve blogged about it before so won’t go into the details of the event but this year had some interesting and fun twists.
Guess who my roommate was? Country Star Aaron Tippin! He did some singing for the group on an old guitar and I got a chance to bang out a few songs on an old piano they have at the ranch house where we all gather to eat, drink and be merry.
As is the protocol, we drive around the 200,000 acre ranch all day in search of the elusive Quail (I’ve never had the heart) and gather in the evenings to tell tall tales with aviation greats such as Bob Cole (Jimmy Doolittle’s copilot), Dick Rutan (around the world flight), Bud Day (longest POW in Vietnam), Tex Hill (highest scoring Flying Tiger, now deceased), Sean Tucker (airshow performer extraordinaire / heli-ski partner), Clay Lacy (movie pilot), and an assortment of Air Force generals, etc. As I mentioned before, most of the shots fired are with a glass and based on the groups past hunting record Fish and Game is considering giving us a conservation award!
This year was a great surprise when I got a chance to fly out from Ft. Worth and back in a Cessna Citation Jet. I got to ride up front and actually got to take-off and land it. What a blast! I am hoping one day my Stayhealthy investment will pay off so I can get my own personal transportation. I guess I’d better get my Instrument Rating first! We’ll see!
During the weekend I got a chance to play Aaron my songs Naked in Jamaica as well as Daddy’s Little Girl! He was impressed! What a great fun group of guys. I can’t wait until next year!