Saturday, July 07, 2007

Oakley Rodeo

So what else do you do for the 4th of July weekend? You head to the rodeo. The town of Oakley is about 20 miles from Park City. Every year they have a rodeo with national caliber riders. We went with some friends of ours, mostly just curious to see what went on. It was a lot of fun!

My pictures are fairly poor. The rodeo didn't start until 8pm and I had my little Canon compact. No light + fast motion = bad pictures.

The grand opening involved all the local rodeo queens and attendants riding out. They were all wearing big hair and sparkley outfits. Boy could they ride though.

We saw everything from roping calves (seems like it would be easier) to riding angry bulls (seems deadly). The one event for the ladies to compete in was barrel racing which was definitely one of the most exciting events to watch.

This final shot is actually a very rare scene this summer. The only way you get a sunset like this is with clouds. In the month since we have been back, there have been a handful of clouds. It is incredibly sunny and hot, with not a hint of rain in sight. I am sure you will be reading lots about fires out here this summer. The other day, the temperature around Salt Lake was over 100 and the relative humidity was 1%.
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