Monday, March 12, 2007

We are so psyched

A couple of years ago, my husband and I got it in our heads that we wanted to take up archery. We have a huge backyard down a big hill and plenty of room for target practice.

The only thing holding us back was the huge price tag attached to acquiring a couple of bows. Even a cheap child's bow started around 130.00. An adult bow will cost you 3-400.00 easy. Then there are the arrows and the target.

So we never made any headway on this...until now.
The other night we went to "bag-a-bargain" at Chilhowee Park and managed to score a youth bow for me for 4.00. It just needs a 30.00 tune-up and it'll be good to go. It's the perfect size and pounds of pressure for me.

Then tonight during dinner at my parent's house, my brother-in-law offered my husband his old bow, with arrows and a carrying case for free.

So we now have two really nice bows for 4.00 total. Yay!! We're going to a sporting goods store this week for the remaining accessories. I figure we might only have to spend about 100.00 to get tricked out.

I've wanted to try archery ever since I heard that Gina Davis took up the sport and made it to an olympic team. Of course she's like 6' tall and built like an amazon, but it sure looks like fun.

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