Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday at the Tucson Rodeo

First - a BIG hello! and Welcome to new Followers:
Ken and Nanette!
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles.

Yesterday was a fun day - In the afternoon we went to the biggest rodeos I have ever seen: The Tucson Rodeo aka La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. It started in 1925 in the middle of Prohibition and in its 85th year, now is one of the top professional rodeo events in North America with over $200,000 in prize money.

The rodeo was advertised as 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM and we arrived about 1:30 PM. Once we got to the rodeo grounds, we bought our tickets and made our way past numerous booths to our bleacher seats.
In the arena, a tractor was still ploughing up and smoothing the ground for the competition that was about to begin.
The first event was the bareback bronco riding.
Next was the steer wrestling
Then the calf roping
And the saddle bronc riding
The announcer dubbed this calf "Toyota" because he ran away like a Toyota that had its accelerator stuck....
And the men in black hats waiting for their chance at it
And the barrel racing
The last event of the day was the bull riding. We did not have the best vantage point but we could tell that the bulls were having a good day.
But so did we! We had a great time watching one of the largest rodeos in the country.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Hope you weekend is going well.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Your photos of the rodeo made me feel like I was there too! Thanks for sharing.
    - Mary Ann :-)