Last Friday night, Don and I went to to the National Western Stock Show here in Denver. This is an annual event and we have gone many times - mostly when the kids were young.
For those who don't know what a stock show is [I didn't know before I moved here], it is a two week long public event showcasing the equipment, animals, sports and recreation associated with agriculture. The mission of the show is: "To preserve the western lifestyle by providing a showcase for the agricultural industry through emphasis on education, genetic development, innovative technology and offering the world's largest agricultural marketing opportunities."
It's always interesting to walk around looking at everything from farming and ranching equipment to all the different animals. Or maybe you wouldn't find it interesting. I was wondering about that. I guess not everyone would enjoy that kind of thing.
I thoroughly enjoy myself at the show. I walk around the animal stalls and don't mind the smell or the muck on the ground. I can sit and eat a hot dog and funnel cake while watching a tractor pull or a dog agility competition. And of course, there's always the fun of people watching - one of my favorite pass times.
But my favorite thing about the stock show is the rodeo. I love the bronc riding, the calf roping, the barrel racing, and most of all... the bull riding. It's always a great show.
I did take my camera. Most of the pictures I took at the rodeo didn't turn out. They were blurry because those cowboys and the horses, or calves, or bulls, moved too fast for my shutter. Oh well. Here are the best ones.
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