“As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert that seemed to point a finger at me and say, “Pass here and go on, you’re on the road to heaven.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road
If you remember our blog back on August 19th about our shared purchase of a prize steer at the 2014 Boulder County Fair Junior Livestock sale to support to support 4-H and FFA youths in their future endeavors. The added bonus of buying a steer was the ability to help out Carbon Valley Meals on Wheels (MOW) and provide fresh quality meat to folks who are homebound and may not be able to shop and prepare nourishing meals for themselves.
We wanted to share this photo of the cuts of meat being dropped off at MOW for distribution.
The Stock Show in one form or another has been present in Denver since 1899. We can’t say we have been attending it for that long but nevertheless it has become a tradition in our family. A rodeo uniquely an American invention has its origins in the daily chores of cattle and ranching. Today it has widely become a sporting event which is televised creating world famous cowboys and cowgirls.
There are few things at the Rodeo so entertaining as the clowns. Rodeo Clowns date back to the 1900’s providing both distraction and protection for bull riders sometimes known as bullfighters as well as comic relief and entertainment for the crowd sometimes know as barrelmen.
How fun it is to see the lights of the Rodeo and to live in a state that has such wonderful diversity to support all varieties of sporting activities. http://www.nationalwesterncomplex.com/default.aspx
Next stop: Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Las Vegas…well we can dream can’t we?