We spent the day in Tuscon at the 87th year of Fiesta De Los Vaqueros. The rodeo was just great. They started with the children (5-11 years olds) and everything on up. The kids were such fun. They rode sheep, barrel raced, calf touch, and goat roping. These kids were fantastic the little 6 year old girls riding these hugh horses around barrels going as fast as possible. We went with 3 other couples and the seats were great right across from the chutes so we felt up close and personal and could see everything. They had lots of venders so I got a cowboy hat because the day was hot and sunny. I still have trouble with why a perfectly smart,young man would want to ride a bull? They are either very brave or just crazy. It was such a fun day. Then we all went out to dinner at the Brooklyn Bar and Grill. Great burgers and pizza.
We took a drive over to Wilcox again and then headed about 35 miles southwest to the Chiricahua National Monument. What a wonderful day! The sky was clear and the temps were in the 60’s, even up at 9800 feet at Massai point.
An interesting formation just outside the Visitor Center. Below is the long view from the same place.
Somewhere along the 8 mile drive to the top.
We saw lots of these balanced rocks. I wish we could have hiked down to the one in the below picture.
The Apache called this the land of standing rocks. Kind of reminds me of the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
We had a great time Tuesday evening at the Butterfield RV Resort Valentine’s Day dinner dance. We had a really outstanding meal and danced to a local duo called the Partner’s Band. Our hall is only large enough to accommodate 94 people at dinner and have enough room for a dance floor so ticket sales were cut off several days before the 14th. Folks are still talking about how it was the best event of the season. Our resident photographer, Jim Case of Gray Wolf Photography shot this picture of Kathy and me just before dinner.
I had an apron on as I was helping to serve the dinner.