Cute Babies 12 January 2015

IMG_2477The day began with a most incredible sunrise, shepherding in the new mercies of the day. I’d been looking forward to this Saturday for many weeks as my good friend, Elaine, had phoned to see if I wanted to go to the National Western Stock Show rodeo in Denver with her.

We’d been to this stock show many times before, but I hadn’t gone in years. I couldn’t  wait to catch up with my friend and wander the barns, breathing in the sights and smells that are so familiar to us both.

Boyd Polhamus

Boyd Polhamus

In the end, both our partners decided to come along. We had a very enjoyable day and the rodeo was all that I remembered it to be.My favorite rodeo announcer, Boyd, is still announcing and they still have cotton candy!

Cheering cowboys and booing some of the scores, laughing at the antics of the clowns and sitting in awe of the clowns who take on the bulls to protect the cowboys kept us busy!

Alpaca baby

Alpaca baby

There is never enough time to see everything there. We did our best: found all the cute animal babies, gawked at beautiful horses, studied bulls, cows and heifers, found our dream horse trailer with built-in living quarters, and ate well. I love the free samples. Can you even imagine taking a trip with your horses to ride new trails and trails you know well, and then, after a long day’s ride, settling in for the evening and being able to enjoy your supper with your horse’s head coming through the door between the camper part and the horse stall part? Heaven!

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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