This past weekend was the wrap up weekend of the Palouse Empire Fair, outside Colfax, Wa. Every year I’ve driven past this place and never gone. But this year – I was going, and dragging Ben along with me. It might not be a Pendelton Round up (which is next weekend, by the way), or NFR – but who cares? I wanted to go, and Ben humored me. He’s a keeper, can’t you tell?
There were some impressive riders, most noteably the kids. The McMillan Trick riders were incredibly for four kids between 6 and 12 who galloped around flipping stunts like there was no tomorrow. I firmly believe that being a kid is grand. I mean, doing something dangerous like that, with no awareness of the reality of getting runned over by a running horse – something we grow out of as adults. Growing up and growing aware is really a tragedy!!
And besides those fantastic stunt riding kids, there were the ropers, the rodeo queens, the bronc busters and steer wrestlers. It was a great night, with my plowboy (cause he is NOT a cowboy – he’s a farm boy through and through). I can’t wait til my next rodeo. Maybe someday I”ll even be riding in one of those small town rodeos….or maybe it’s best if I just sit in the grand stands… ( I think Ben would vote for the latter)