AO: Rattlesnake Riviera

When: 05/17/2023


Number of Pax: 7

Pax Names: Charmin, Chops, Couch Potato, Hasbro, Hustler, Paper jam,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Blarney

QIC: Hustler

True story. A man got bit by a copperhead right on the nuts. His buddy called the doctor who said, “You need to cut an X and suck out the poison right away or else he’s going to die.”

“What’d he say?” asked the snakebit man, fading fast.

“He said you’re gonna die.”

No one died at Rattlesnake today, although I did want to kill CP for the muddy, pack-dragging bear crawls he made us do.

Speaking of snakes, Canoe got bit Sunday by a copperhead, not on the nuts but on his foot. He’s doing fine now, but all swoll up and nasty.

In honor of his pain, one of our stops on our ruck was to do 20 copperhead squats with ruck on, 20 merkins with ruck on and 20 thrusters with ruck in hand.

The second stop was the infamous, aforementioned bear crawls, led by CP, and the third stop was big boys with rucks in hand, and then BB’s with rucks on feet (much better).

Then we did a Dealer’s Choice until time.

Hustler had an inspiring, unforgettable 6th man about, um, uh, oh yeah… realizing life is a gift and he even quoted the subway ghost in the movie “Ghost.” He’s something else, that Hustler. Gosh. We’re lucky to have him in F3 Cherokee. Shout out to Hustler. Man’s man, for sure, right there. Where was I, oh yeah, the COT…

At the COT, we prayed for all the seniors that they stay safe during this time of parties and activities. We prayed for our wives and the mothers of our children, and for PJ’s shrinkage.

We welcomed the FNG, who is one of Hustler’s 2.0 (Two Squirrels is another), and named him Blarney, since he wants to visit Ireland and is Irish and talks a lot (but not as much as CP.)

What a great way to spend an early Wednesday, with these men, getting stronger, and living the gift God gave us with profound appreciation.






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