{Mostly} Wordless Wednesday

Hey Friends!
I am linking up with 5 Minutes For Mom atย  www.5minutesformom.com/93321/ww-harrison-hot-springs/ for Wordless Wednesday!

Here are some pictures of the WYO Sheridan Rodeo we recently attended. It was fantastically fun-the air was filled with dust stirred up by the horses’ hooves, the clown did stunts between acts, and the bucking broncos were incredibly terrifying {as they should be at a good rodeo}.

Warrior Man and I sat in a crowded stadium surrounded by people wearing cowboy hats, leather belts, and boots. We were like two ducks out of water. A Nebraskan Girl wearing shorts, and tennis shoes, and a Hawaiian Boy wearing slippers {slang for flip-flops in Hawaii}, and a Hawaiian hat. There we sat, completely out of place, and grinning to beat the band.

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There were so many cars there we had to walk a few blocks. This man in front of us was a normal representation of the apparel for the day. If only I would have known! I could have bought a cowboy hat, a leather jacket, a flannel shirt, a leather belt, and a pair of boots. Alas, Alack.

Our WYO tickets, thanks Uncle Matt and Aunt Paula!

Thanks Aunt, and Uncle for the tickets! The entire town of Sheridan was aflutter about this WYO rodeo. Every single fast food sign, and furniture store had “Welcome to the WYO Rodeo!”, “Have fun at the WYO Rodeo!”, and “Welcome Rodeo Fans!” all over their signs.

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The stadiums were packed with boisterous, and enthusiastic people.

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This sign made me laugh. You could find anything at this rodeo. You could even find out if you were going to heaven, for free no less! Oh boy.

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These were the stamps they gave us in order to get in and out of the rodeo. I tried all evening to figure out what it was. A bunch of trees? A rearing horse? Just some random pattern? If you have a theory please let me know! Comment below. I would love to figure it out. So perplexing.

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The Indian Relay Races were my favorite. These crazy guys, all representatives of their tribes, would come out in full headdress {some of them}, and do this relay race bareback. They would race around a huge racecourse, and then have to dismount a galloping horse just to jump on the rearing back of another one. I was jumping up and down, and shouting. It was incredible.

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This was one of my favorite Native American riders. Notice his full headddress? He just dismounted from one horse, and is jumping on to the second one. So amazing!

 

Have you ever been to rodeo? Do you have a theory about what that stamp on my wrist was supposed to be? I would love to hear about it! Comment below.

Comments

  1. I’ve never been to a rodeo…almost went to one when I was in Texas, but something or other came up, and I wasn’t able to go. Now I am back in Philadelphia…don’t think we have rodeos here. Lol. That sign was priceless. Nice of them to let people know whether or not they are going to heaven…for free, no less. Sounds like bad juju to me.

    • Marjie, you should definitely try to go to a rodeo at some point. It was a great deal of fun. Just be sure to wear a cowboy hat so you don’t stick out like I did. Ha! Philadelphia, I have heard, is beautiful. I hope you are enjoying it there. Yes, I agree about the “heaven” sign. Seemed a little suspicious to me, too. Hope you have a good day!

    • Wasn’t that just too funny, Swathi? I didn’t have the courage to go in. I was afraid it would be kind of sketchy. But I did chortle a lot walking by their tent. Hopefully, it was a joke. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Ah, Jina, a rodeo in France sounds delightful, even if it is small! I have always yearned to visit France, and I hope to make it there someday in the next few years. I took a look at your post, and it looked like a lot of fun! Your son was so sweet on that pony. Hope you make it to a big rodeo, and I make it to France eventually. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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