#Idahome: Rodeo Season

This is one of those posts that has nothing to do with the theme of this blog, but I love the state I live in so much that I’d like to share it with you. These won’t happen often, but when they do I want to be able to share them with people who don’t already know all about its wonders.

So for those of you who think that Idaho is all potatoes and farms… Well you’re half right. It’s a lot of farmland {and a lot of National Forests, but well get to that on another #Idahome post}. Summer in Idaho means lake days, rodeos, outdoor concerts, and trying to avoid getting in cars with black leather seats.

Last night I attended my first rodeo, and it was quite the experience. They are pretty big here, but before last night I never had the chance to go. To say the least I was excited as all could be to go and check this out, and it did not disappoint. 

As someone whose parents were both military I’d say I have a pretty hefty dose of patriotism; so when the announcer gave this moving speech about what the American flag meant to him I’m not going to lie… I teared up. It was the most beautiful heartfelt Good-‘ol-Boy speech that I have ever heard. And when the gal finished singing the anthem there was such a heartfelt roar coming from the crowd… It was glorious.

So this being my first rodeo I had literally no idea what to expect. The best way that I could describe this would be ‘The Ultimate Test of a True Cowboy’. There was calf roping, team calf roping, barrel racing, and of course… bull riding. Everyone was so in to it, everyone had their boots, wranglers, and buckles on. It was quite the night. I’ll just throw some pictures down for y’all to see…


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