Our stay in Vegas was about over and Sara & I were about wore out. We still had the task of tearing down this gigantic booth & loading it on a Uhaul by oursevles. I know what you are thinking....Mindy, stop being a sissy! Really! THIS BOOTH IS HUGE! It is like building a house! 30 feet long, 10 feet wide & 8 ft high. Not to mention the books literally weighing TONS! The task was something we knew we could accomplish….we just weren’t sure how we were going to get it done by the time we had to be completely out of the building. We did the only thing we could do, which was get to work. Bless there hearts, those 2 nice young men showed up that morning & helped us tear down. We never would have made it in time without their help.
Well, a couple weeks ago Dave emailed me that he & his father would be in the states on vacation. They were flying into Denver & out of Seattle…road tripping in between. In Vegas, we had spoke of my family owning rodeo livestock. It had been his life long dream to ride a bull & he asked if I could hook him up with people to do that. Well, I’m not very handy but it just so happens that was with in my reach.
Last night Dave & his Dad showed up in Hamer, Idaho for the adventure of a lifetime. (Hoggan's ....it's just not an experience you can book at a guest ranch ; ) Here are some pictures from our night:
FANS in the Stands
Arena Clean Up Crew
Let'em Dance in the Big Pen Boys
(Dave did really well! The bull turned back to the Right & he made about 3 jumps!!!
It was awesome! I just didn't get pictures of it. )
The crew! THANK YOU to EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS NIGHT POSSIBLE!
Thank you to J2 Hoggan & Jeremiah Peterson for helping gather the bulls. Thank you to JP McGarry for providing the arena & instruction. Thank you to Jay Hoggan for providing bulls & hauling them. Thank you to the Nelson family for being Arena clean up crew. Thanks to Broc Burns for bull fighting! Thank you to Toni Wagoner for videoing! Thank you to all the fans in the stand that cheered him on!
Last but certainly not least THANK YOU to Stevenson's for taking the time to visit us on their vacation. What a great night to be able to come together with friends & family! We all had such a great time! MY CUP RUNNETH OVER! THANK YOU ALL!
This picture just reminded me of that feeling when you leave a rodeo grounds:
p.s.....This wasn't the end of the evening! More stories coming soon!
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