Well, the long weekend has definately come to an end.
We did alot more than I had expected during this last visit to the in-laws. The rodeo was just the tip of the iceberg it turned out.
As always I forgot about the stockshow part. The rows and rows of cow asses were definately more fun with my young nephew. Plus we spent more timing climbing on tractors than usual with him.
This rodeo is so much quicker than the one on the 4th. Sometimes one event has barely stopped on one end of the arena when another starts up on the other. One cowboy did get slammed into a gate pretty hard–bareback I think. Another had an excellent (91) ride, but ended it but getting hung up in his wrap. He was ultimately kicked along the under arm and had to be walked out.
Robert Earl Keen played and was good. A nice apology for his crappy last album “Gravitational Forces”.
Saturday and Sunday were a whirlwind of seeing Grandad, watching movies, eating at a buffet with the cousins, and house hunting.