November 5, 2013

Rodeo memories

I grew up going to the rodeo.  (Play the video, while you read.  I know, I'm bossy)  When our kids were young, we had month long vacations in the summer, because of Bob's job.  At the time we had a truck with a camper and a travel trailer.  One year, when the girls were about 3 and 5, we went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the summer.  Talk about rodeo country.  We kept our base in Jackson Hole, and we'd take off for the day to one of the rodeos across the state.  It was such fun, the rodeos were small time, not necessarily PRCA, and they had a wider variety of events, including lots for children.

Recently, Sharon said she wanted to take Oden to a rodeo.  This surprised me, and I asked if she remembered the rodeos we went to in Wyoming.  She was only 3, going on 4, and she remembered them well.  They were the reason she wanted to take Oden.  They went to the San Bernardino Sheriffs Rodeo last month and had a great time.  Oden will be 14 this week, and he was surprised how much he liked it.

We've already made plans for all of us to go to the Antelope Valley Fair and Rodeo, next Labor Day.  It's the event that I went to most, as a girl, and it's still going strong 60 years later.

Have you ever been to a rodeo?  If you haven't I hope you do, someday.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,


  1. I have never been to a rodeo, though I have been to Jackson Hole and love it there.

  2. I went to the Pendleton Round Up in September. When I got up to go to the "restroom" ... I walked down where I could see all the little calves. They were bawling so sadly and so frightened. I sort of didn't like it anymore. sigh.

    But I loved the pageant at the Round UP!

  3. I grew up in Fresno. There were two events that EVERYONE in town went to. One was the Fresno fair (they even closed school for it) and the other was the Clovis Rodeo. I still have only fond, fond memories of both. I even marched in the parade that preceded to Rodeo. I don't know what it is like these days.


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