Old-Fashioned Fun - Part 3
So, back to July 4th. Parade over, we headed down to the rodeo grounds for the Ranch Rodeo. We got there a bit early, so got to listen and watch as Marcus gave the teams all of the rules. Marcus is in charge of Centennial Ranch, just outside town, which is owned by Dave Woods, and father-and-son John and Mark Lacey. Centennial Ranch built and owns the rodeo arena and is largely responsible for the ranch rodeo each year. They have made important strides in conserving ranch lands in Bridgeport Valley, and if you're interested in the cool things they've done, you can read more about it here.
You might be wondering why the USMC flag was there. Watch this, and you'll see.
There was plenty of team roping.
In the early evening, we headed up to Mom's house to BBQ and watch the fireworks. Bill, Cathy, and the girls stay at Mom's, and the girls have begun a tradition of leaving messages for Mom in the stones outside the family room window. Gotta love those girls and their tender thoughtfulness.(And that's pronounced "Mee-Maw," as that's what Abbey, Alyssa, and Emma call Mom.)
And now, back to the bbq.
We're really working on getting Emma more comfortable being herself in front of the camera. It's a struggle.
Happy 4th of July!