The folks at the Stampede put together a T-Shirt with that logo on it and at last count had sold 150,000 of them raising approximately $2.1 million for flood relief. The city had a good time and like the mayor said "you might not see Calgary at its prettiest, but you will sure see it at its best." Neighbours were helping neighbours and although it will be a long time till things are back to normal, things are getting done.
We took a spin down to the grounds with Kashton and his parents. Always great to see an old familar place through the eyes of a child. He loved the rides and getting him off was a job in itself. If he had his way he would have just stayed driving the cars and riding the rollercoaster while his Dad ran and got more tickets.
|Kash and his Mom on the Merry Go-Round|
|Grandma and Kash riding|
|Kash loved these cars although he was not to sure about sharing it with this little girl|
|He thought maybe she should ride in the back!|
|Rollercoaster, Kash and Ved in second car|
|Brenda and I and that tree behind us was actually a person on stilts, imagine what your horse would do when a tree starting talking to them.|
Then this week I headed over to the Dogpound Rodeo grounds to enjoy our local rodeo, it has been running for 107 years and is still a local must do in this area. Seems like everyone in the country is there and a lot of them are participating. Me I participated in the pie eating and took a few pictures.
|Hard to believe but this guy stayed on this bull till the horn|
|Our granddaughter, Madison, in the orange shirt, but luckily the piglet was captured and taken home by some other youngster.|
|Local girl, Shelby Cummings, has been doing this rodeo since she was 9 years old.|
|And here she is starting the next generation of trick riders.|
|The Wild Rose drill team another local group.|
Today Brenda was off to Chestermere to keep an eye on Kashton while his mother was off selling houses or something, and Wink and I had a date with the Brand Inspector up in Olds to get that out of the way for our upcoming ride across the provincial border, and our trip south next fall. We are off with some friends to ride along the Alberta-Sask border. It isn't the mountains but it should be pretty nice as it was a famous American's, Sitting Bull's, summer home when things got a little hot down around the Little Big Horn. Who knew, he might have been the first snowbird. More on that after we return.