Well, it is back to real life today after a long and lovely weekend. There is absolutely nothing like a 3-day weekend to revitalize, renew and refresh. We took it pretty easy this weekend and there was a lot of lazing around, however on Sunday we partook in one of the great American traditions: the rodeo.
We went with 2 other couples, which included 3 English guys who have spent the majority of their lives living in London and had never been to a real rodeo. I knew it would be a cultural experience, to say the least.
In addition to our friends from across the pond, there was a gal who hails from Detroit and another from Pennsylvania but who has spent a lot of time in NYC and London. Needless to say, the rodeo is quite a change of pace for folks like us.
One of the first things to clear up: the rope they are using to wrangle that bull is a lass-OH, not lass-eww, as the English were saying. "Sorry guys," I said, "But this is one word in the English language that got it's start here in the West."
I love this picture. In fact, I love the rodeo. I have been to many a' rodeo in my life and it continues to fascinate me. I think the fact that this life, the whole cowboy/farming/ranching/country life, is so very different than mine in every sense that I just find it to be so interesting. It is always good to spend some time doing things you rarely do and being around people you are usually not around.
Whoa - watch out there, cowboy!
This looks like some sort of bull yoga. That is quite a pose!
Uh oh...can he stay on?
Looks like it!
I think even he was surprised he pulled it off!
In addition to the rodeo was the classic carnival. You know the drill - rigged games, greasy food and lots and lots of colors.
I love all of the colors. It is total eye candy.
These water-gun into the clowns mouth games have always been my favorite, especially when I used to play against my Dad and sister as a kid, trying as hard as I could to beat them.
Do you think Dan would mind if I put in some lights like this at home?
I hope you all had a great weekend and I bid you to carry-on with gusto into the rest of this beautiful summer.