Friday, July 22, 2016

Cheyenne Frontier Days, Wyoming

Cheyenne Frontier Days
Judy Collins:  "Someday Soon"
We went to the Cinch Shootout Rodeo today, at the Cheyenne Frontier Days.

We started out the Rodeo with the Leap Frogs.
From their website:
The United States Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs” is the official parachute demonstration team of the United States Navy. Part of the United States Naval Special Warfare Command. The team is made up of active-duty Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) and support personnel. The team is sanctioned by the Department of Defense and recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Here are the pictures I was able to get:

We entered the areana area.  Some penned horses.  I bonded with this guy:
(Below):  They had a large pen, where they brought out the wild horses up for adoption:
These are a few of them:
I liked him:
I took a picture of the campaign.  Feel free to throw a name out their for the Burro (below):
Here are the Burro's:

This is the Steer Wrestling (below).  You can see the cowboy in the turquoise shirt, abandoning his horse to wrestle the steer.
(Below) The Cowboy is almost on the ground in this picture.  See his horizontal legs?
(Below) There he is.  On the ground.  Wrestling the steer to the ground...all timed, of course.
And he's down.
(Below):  Here is the "Saddle Bronc"  One of my favorites.  
(Below):  Fresh out of the shoot.  He's bucking like crazy!!
(Below)  Right before a "buck".  Look at that tail!
(Below)  Lots of action!!!  They will eventually get that cowbow off that horse, lassu the horse, and bring him in.
(Below)  A differnt competitor, in the Saddle Bronc competition
(Below):  Now this is the Bareback.  That was just awesome.  Do you see how high his hind legs are?
(Below)  same competitor
(Below)  Same competitor.  Lots of action going on.
(Below):  This is the Barrel Racing.  Jim and I were busy cheering them on.  What fun!!
(Below)  Barrel Racing Competition
(Below)  How low can you go?  Awesome picture I captured here!!
(Below):  And of course, "Elvis" has to make a showing....
After the rodeo, we walked the main street.  Here are some shops:

(Below)  The sign above these says:  

(Below):  Some Metal Art

Monday, July 18, 2016

Fort Collins Lakeside Resort KOA, CO

Fort Collins Lakeside Resort KOA
1910 Lakeside Resort Lane
Fort Collins, CO  80524

Entrance to Park:
3 long slips to park in, at the office:
How quaint is this?

Part of their Recreation Center:  Jumping Pillow, Crazy Course, etc.
Shuffleboard, miniature Golf Course:
An area for a game of baseball
Dog Park
Tucker and I spot a path that goes alongside and in back of the Dog Park....
The path brings us to the other side of the Lake
And on the other side of the chain link fence along the path...I spot my favorite:  Horses!
Rental Cabins
All road are dirt.  Lots are concrete.  Below:  Pull-thru's
Pull-thru's on both sides.  With of road in between:
A few pull-thru's down by the lake:
View from across the pull-thru's in the picture above:
Pull-thru's.  Showing intersection of roads:
Back-in's along perimeter of property:
Back-in's along perimeter of property:
Pull-thrus.  Distance between lots:
The view from the campground: