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).