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At the Rodeo

This week we are in Westcliffe, Colorado.  It is located in the valley below the Sangre de Cristo mountains, so it has great open plains and grazing land.  Westcliffe, and it’s sister city Silver Cliff, prospered in the 1800’s due to silver mines.  Now it is more of a small town, typical of Western cities.

As luck would have it, this weekend was the 70th Annual Rodeo Days.   Seemed like a good thing to see, and it was.  One thing for sure, you have to respect the athleticism (and pain tolerance) of the cowboys!

Evanston Rodeo

June 9, 2013 2 comments

Evanston, WY is kind of a sleepy high mountain town, so when we noticed there was a rodeo not far from our camp site we had to take a look.  And, it was lots of fun.  Not only the rodeo, but also the people.  We did manage to stay away from the fried food, even though it smelled delicious….

Wyoming and US flag on parade

Wyoming and US flag on parade

That's one way to get off a steer....

That’s one way to get off a steer….

Ride 'em high!

Ride ’em high!

Not all horses and riders were serious

Not all horses and riders were serious

Grab that chicken!  A popukar event

Grab that chicken! A popukar event

Team roping

Team roping

Saddle bronc riding

Saddle bronc riding

Women's barrel racing

Women’s barrel racing

On to the next barrel!!!!

On to the next barrel!!!!

As fast as you can

As fast as you can

Not-Quite-Western-Wear (unless dress codes have changed)

Not-Quite-Western-Wear (unless dress codes have changed)

Waiting their turn

Waiting their turn