My uncle Lucky and cousin Louie won the first season of “Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls” tonight!
It has been neat to see the community support them in this competitive journey. Here is a picture from the Stillman Valley village hall a few weeks ago:
[Lucky & Louie] never said Anything…. I just know that Lucky could teach Bear a few things about the woods, so I figured if there was anything real about the show at all, he had to see that. And I believe that they were almost the only ones EVER shown Laughing !
I gotta add here that my uncle Lucky took me and my brothers on many camping and fishing and hunting trips over the years, and it’s very cool to see him get recognition for things he’s been so passionate about for his whole life: both being in the outdoors and helping challenge others to try things they may not have thought they could do (a slide-for-life into the quarry pond, the limb-leap onto the rope swing, the wild-meat meals, and many more). It’s very cool to see this award go to such a great person.
UPDATE: Here’s an interview Lucky & Louie did with NBC-5 Chicago.