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Babbs in the Woods: Here’s yer sign

We just returned from a great weekend in Gunnison,Colo., where I grouse-hunted with Olympic biathletes Lanny and Tracy Barnes and they kicked my tail all over a mountain near Crested Butte. The weekend, courtesy of Katherine Browne and Kirstie Pike’s planning for the first annual Women’s Outdoor Media Association retreat, also included spending a day observing the 3,000-year-old tradition of falconry at work, fly fishing on the Gunnison for rainbows, browns and red salmon and a whole lot of fun. You’ll be reading about it as the photos get downloaded.

But first … since I’m also a travel writer, I like to notice things, and lately, I’ve been noticing signs. In fact, I’ve started a little sign collection.

Here are two of my favorites. The first one is from a kitchen near the neonatal intensive care unit where I visited recently. The second one is from a convenience store restroom near Jefferson, Colo.

No problem.

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    Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. Her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications. She also is a travel writer, and you can follow her at https://www.ozarkian.com.


The Conversation

  • barbara baird says: October 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

    You know, once you really start looking for homemade or other types of signs, they appear everywhere. Or, I also like to find bizarre collections of yard ornaments; I mean, what does that say about someone.
    Hey Bullet Boy … glad we lightened your moment for you … the rest of you, thanks for commenting here, and yes, we had a heckuva time in Colorado! Wait till you see the video!

  • Tammy Ballew says: October 14, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Glad to hear you guys had a GREAT time!! I cannot wait to see your pictures, I know they have to be awesome!

  • Bullet Boy says: October 13, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I totally needed a laugh. I love those signs.

  • Deb Ferns says: October 13, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Too much fun was had by all this past four days on the first annual WOMA retreat! Words can’t describe how much fun we had though maybe the photos we’ll be sending and the video we’ll be editing will help!

  • Traci Schauf says: October 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    LOL, oh you should have added the “or” to the sign!!! Been waiting with bated breath for you gals to return and give us all the good stories and pics! Welcome back.