Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Monday, July 30, 2012

"Daddy of 'em All" - Day Two

On day two of our rodeo adventure we were treated to an aerial spectacle put on by the Air Force Thunderbirds.  We are big Blue Angels fans (the Navy’s aerial acrobats) but this show was equally spectacular.  The planes decorated the sky with death-defying maneuvers and scattered the unsuspecting bison grazing in the field below.  The show gave us goose bumps and filled us with American pride.

After the show we headed home to rest up before the night’s concert featuring Reba and guest artists Rodney Atkins and Hunter Hayes.  (After all, we don’t normally stay out past 10 o’clock.)   We arrived at the fairgrounds around 5 p.m. just in time for the spectrum of carnival lights to come alive.  The midway, vendors, and saloons were abuzz with people enjoying the cool air and excitement that was all around us.  Reba put on a fantastic show that was just as great as always.  She expressed her love for playing at Frontier Days because her grandfather and father used to both compete in rodeo events here. 

Cotton candy, funnel cakes, corn dogs - YUM!
 Betsy (and my back) told me not to attempt riding the bull.
Show time!
 We love the pride Wyoming has in their cowboy spirit.  Giant cowboy boots are scattered throughout downtown Cheyenne.

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