Saturday, June 4, 2011

{Southern Saturday} Swamp People

Yes you read that correctly- its says Swamp People. My family and I, both boys stood in line for over an hour to meet the stars of the show Swamp People from the History Channel. If you have never seen the show, "HISTORY follows these swampers through a time of year that is crucial to their survival: the 30-day alligator hunting season. At its core, this is a uniquely American story of a proud and skillful people fighting to maintain an ancient way of life in a rapidly modernizing world, despite the many perils and trials that stand in their way." - that excerpt was taken from the The History Channel's -About Swamp People Page

The show is addictive as it really gives you an insight to how these men make a living for their families in just 30 days! 30 days they make what they need for a long time. Imagine being able to do that. They get up to 300 tags, meaning they can catch 300 alligators and that's it...then they have to stop. Doesn't matter if alligator season is over or not. I think that is amazing. Sure they do other things in the off season to make these appearances I assume. But these people amaze me. They were so nice and welcoming. They LOVED Eli's green alligator "crocs" and Troy even showed his wife and she made sure to show her daughter in law so that they can go and get some for her grand daughter I just think that is adorable. They are very down to earth and haven't let it go to their heads that they are reality tv stars. And yes, maybe many of you don't know who they are but lets just say that today their signing was from 12-3 and there were people at the store at 10 am waiting in line and we got there at 11 and we were 20th in line and we waited over an hour and a half! When we left the line was around the building! And this is the store!

So here are a few of the pictures from the day, waiting in line, with Troy and Jacob, and walking through Cabela's itself.

This was the line when we go there over an hour early! They were under the white tent. We were 20th in line!

Ben being a trooper, and staying hydrated of course ;)
A cute pic of Daddy & Ben I have to throw in, from while we were still waiting!

 THEN FINALLY THE LINE STARTED TO MOVE!! YAY!!!! Eli was so excited , then as soon as we got the front he became the shy kid, putting his head down and not talking, not the kiddo we know at home, so here are the two pictures we got ..
Eli with a pout and Ben staring at Troy LOL
Eli's nose being eaten by the alligator toy but everyone else looking, so I guess you take what you can get right?

Immediately after the pic this is the smile we got, with the stuffed alligator head!
After the meet & greet we walked around the Cabela's store- here are the pics from that-

Playing around with a dirt bike helmet-
NO! We do not own a dirt bike and we never will! They are dangerous and frankly, they scare me!
Along with other things that scare the bejesus out of me!
What in the world was Brian thinking when he let him hold this I will never know, but look at his face.
He is so happy to be holding that shotgun. I am very scared!
Thank goodness Brian is not a hunter!
That's all for our {Southern Saturday} Hope you enjoyed it!

1 comment:

  1. Cabela's is my husbands FAVORITE store, we visit every time we go to the US. Our daughters love seeing all the animals on display!


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