Monday, 19 July 2010

Ya-HOO!


We're back from our hijinks! Wearing our best faded jeans and cowboy hats, my Rare One and I attended the opening weekend of the Calgary Stampede. Ya-HOO! We brought along the Cowgirl Niece from Manitoba so she could take inspiration from the rodeo circuit's greatest barrel racers.

Let me tell you, buckaroos, over the course of two days we did it ALL -- pancake breakfast, Stampede Parade, rodeo events (broncs, bulls, calves, barrel racing, wild pony chase and chuckwagon races), Grandstand Show and fireworks. We only skipped the bars and the midway. Figured we didn't really need to get drunk and puke after some crazy ride (although apparently for many that's the real charm of a full Stampede experience).

22 comments:

madtexter (corey james) said...

I went to the rodeo a couple times when I was kid. Boy, those people take that stuff SERIOUS. It was really like being in the wild wild west...or maybe the Dust Bowl.

Jeanne said...

Yee-Haw!! Sounds like you had a rootin' tootin' time!
Good to have you back. :0)

mxtodis123 said...

Welcome back. You were missed. Sounds like you had a great time of it. The pancake breakfast and fireworks sounds great to me, but I'm not sure I could hold up under the rest of it.
Mary

Sandra said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself! I live here and quite honestly am glad it is over. Since I work downtown, there are millions of people down here during the Stampede - makes traffic NUTs!!

Hope you enjoyed it enough to come back!

BugginWord said...

I probably drank enough this week for the both of you. You're welcome.

Cora said...

I've never been to a rodeo, but you make it sound like some good fun! Welcome back :)

Wendy said...

Well, howdy padna, so glad to see you're back! Rodeo's will never be the same for me after I saw "Brokeback Mountain" I do enjoy the horses though ;)

Judy said...

Welcome home...glad you had a good time...

faerwillow said...

~welcome back...your presence and spirit was missed! never been either to a rodeo...sounds like you had a wildly wonderful weekend together...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

jaz@octoberfarm said...

glad you had a good time! calgary is to canada what dallas is to the usa!

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

It hasn't half been quiet without you (VBG) Welcome back and glad you had a good time

RA said...

Oooooh, I say quite starry eyed, I have never been to a rodeo. Let alone the Galgary Stampede!

Snap said...

YeeHaw and a good time was had by all! HooRay!!!!!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I've always wanted to go to the calgary stampede..maybe next year...i want to come to canada and visit all my canaderian friends..
and man..that sounds like so much fun..glad you had a great time and glad your back.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You're back! And a good time was had, by all!!!

Thanks for your comment on my 'Gabriel' post. :-) And I figured some of my readers would appreciate that I got MY view on Baptism in there! In a kind of a sneaky way. LOL.

It can be innnnnnnteresting, when one is the only family member, to have totally *radical* views. -grin- But, it makes for a thicker skin. -repeat grin- Believe me, no one dares give me any grief, of course. I don't take kindly to being *given grief,* any more. >,-)

And I did family a huge favor, just be being there!!!!!!!!! Yish!

Glad you're back from a great holiday!

Rue said...

I'm so glad you had fun - and skipped the midway. Just heard on the news that one of the rides malfunctioned and tossed 10 people to the ground. Everyone is okay - but still...

The Frog Queen said...

Yeehaw! I love that virual rodeo visit. Saves me from having to go myself! :D

Thanks for sharing and glad you have a great time.

Cheers!

Cinner said...

Can you believe it, I live so close and have never gone...my cataplexy keeps me away from big crowds, noise and flashing lights...and I just have not gone. they sure do it up right there though don't they. take care.

Sara said...

We were there on Saturday evening. I was going to skip it this year, but my boy really wanted to go. I'm glad we did.

Glad you had fun! xx

laughingwolf said...

eeeehawwwwwwwww!

wb!

since the eye lens permanently transplanted into my head was made in ft.worth, texas, they tell me i'm now part texan and can kai-yai-yippe-yay with the best! :P lol

jadedj said...

A yahoo and a hotdamn, as they say down in Texas. I sort of knew that Calgary had horses, and such, but never really thought of rodeo. Being a typical South of Your Border type, I'm still thinking RCMP out to get their man in the Kondike.

Also, thanks for commenting on my blog. That is always appreciated.

Eternally Distracted said...

There is nothing less attractive than seeing someone puke in their cowgirl hat after being thrown off a bucking bronco!!

Welcome back