Saturday, June 28, 2008

Reno Rodeo

Every summer the Reno Rodeo comes to town and it adds around $100 million to the local economy. This year the contributed around $100 to the mix. We went to the Rodeo for family night on Monday. Thea took her friend Brittany and with five gallons of $4.00 gas, barbecued pork sandwiches, lemonade, fries, funnel cakes, and grandstand tickets later we are Reno Rodeo fans. These are professional rodeo athletes and they put on a great show. The pace was fast with a little bit of all the events. Bareback bronco riding, saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and the big event, bull riding. They had mutton busting, ( 5 -6 year olds riding black faced sheep), clowns, stagecoaches, and draft horse teams pulling fright wagons. The show lasted about 2 1/2 hours. We could have spent longer looking at the exhibits, vendors and carnival rides. I have wanted to go to the Reno Rodeo for 15 years, ever since we moved here; but it seems that I was either at a Waddell and Reed trip or a scout outing. I hope we can go next year.

1 comment:

Jesse said...

My second date with Cori was to that rodeo. It really is so much fun.