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Where’s my hat?

For the last couple of years I have been looking for an outdoor hat.  I know I used to live in Calgary but I haven’t own a cowboy hat since a certain green velour cowboy hat in the early 80s and I don’t intend to go down that road again.  Even if elected to high office in Canada and needing to go to Calgary for the Calgary Stampede, I would not wear a cowboy hat.

Bosun HatI have worn ball hats ever since then and they have served me well.  After burning my ears and neck this year at the lake, I decided to go with something else.  I was running some errands and decided to go out to Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters today.  Generally I don’t enjoy Outdoor Outfitters as most of the guys in there are trying to purchase firearms, including a surprising amount of guys looking for hand guns.  To be honest, not many of them inspire confidence in their ability to handle even a airsoft gun.

Today we went in there and it was really quiet and outside of the guy in front of my spending $2,000 on a rifle and scope, there weren’t even guys shopping for guns and I didn’t have that normal feeling that I was going to be shot by a stray bullet.  Wendy had far too much fun looking at Christmas ornaments with Santa Claus in a variety of hunting and fishing roles and I found a bosun hat that should keep the sun off.  Now I did try on a couple of Tilley hats and are they spectacular.  I didn’t want to shell out $80 for a hat but if I was so inclined, they would be the hat that I would purchase.  They fit and look great.  However since I am going to wear it while out hiking or working outside at the cabin, it wasn’t really won’t get enough use to justify the price.

As I was walking out of there, I realized that Wendy has a similar hat and Mark has a camouflage one.  We are going to have to coordinate which days we wear them as we go out.  Either that or I am at risk of being kicked out of the Wiserhood.

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