I bought the field back in May. This has been a great time. I have learned a great deal about the business of paintball. I have really enjoyed getting out in the woods every weekend, even if I am the only one running around.
There have been many college groups come and play. A bachelor party, many birthdays have been spent in the woods. Church groups and even an all girls group came out and had a great time.
My children have enjoyed their time at the field. We have played many games just the three of us. Both Xavier (8) and Meredith (10) have played with large groups. Xavier has bunkered about 5 people, took a shot on the leg from about 5 feet away and said it hurt a little. He still gets nervous but he still asks almost every weekend if he is coming to play paintball. Meredith is a back player and loves to shoot paint. She has a nice pink electronic gun that she shoots a lot of paint with. She loves wearing a pod pack because she will run out of paint otherwise. One of the coolest things about Meredith and paintball is she plays in a skirt.
When my wife and I where talking about buying the Big Pearl Paintball we debated if this would be something that would be good for our family. I think this is one of the better decisions for our small family. Yes, we are still in debt. Yes, I am gone almost every Saturday. I get to have fun with my kids. I am their school teacher and they see me all the time, but at school it is not the same things running around in the woods. We get to work together. They will help me clean up at the end of the day and they have helped me paint.
I did not buy a paintball field to make money. I bought a paintball field to meet people, have fun with my kids, have a place that I can look forward to on the weekends, and help others get the love of paintball like I have.
Thank you to everyone that has made this possible. Galen, Robbie, Chase, Billy, Ashley, Ron, Melvin, you are all awesome. Thank you to Elizabeth for letting me do something crazy and out of the box. Thank you to all of Stonewall's customers. With out you this would not work.
Think of something you are grateful for this holiday season. Let's be positive, happy, and especially grateful for everything we have been given.