Rodeo

Every year our little town puts on a big rodeo and parade. It’s really a weekend-long event, but we usually just enjoy the parade and rodeo on Monday. The parade isn’t that different from year to year; although this year there were a lot more participants, but the fun of it is just enjoying it for what it is. A 30-40 min parade in a beautiful, small mountain town. Kind of mayberry-esque…but with a lot more liberals! This year my favorites were kind of tied for the 6 month old baby riding a horse with her cowboy-Daddy and the clown riding the mini-trike that stuck a flower in a horse patty that was left on the road.

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Whose cute kids are these? Couldn’t be mine! They don’t look a thing like me 😉

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A Kevin dog pile!

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This is a good friend of mine. I didn’t know she was riding in the parade. What you can’t see is her 6 year old daughter on the other side of her, riding her own horse. (which she also rode to school on the first day!)

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The firefighters always get into the water fights between the trucks at the end of the parade. Of course, they also soak the crowd…yes, on purpose!

 

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Pretty much the whole town and all of the tourists come out for this fun-filled weekend. The parade is followed by a bbq lunch in the park.

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Annika chilling on a new bench in our park dedicated to a local 20-something girl that passed away unexpectedly. She apparently loved daisies and what you can’t see is a metal dachshund attached to the bench.

We headed to the rodeo after playing for a while and enjoyed the bronco riding, barrel racing, stick-horse race (by the kids) and Lee Ann Rimes singing the National Anthem. Fun day!

 

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