Feeling Techie Tonight

I just got a Fitbit Charge 2

dsc_7965However, I didn’t feel very techie as I watched Jere setting it up for me.

I would probably still be trying to set it up and connect it to my laptop and cell phone at this time next week if I had to do that part. ūüôā It is charging right now, so I won’t get many steps in today.¬†Thanks, Jere.

There are so many things I can do with it, but for now I want the challenge of tracking my steps each day.

Calgary Stampede – Part 7

Closing program for the day – the Grandstand Show

2 (1)The evening program was not all according to my taste or likes, but it was certainly an elaborate celebration.

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2 (3)These guys sang acapella bebop.

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2 (5)There were¬†lots of fireworks – and because we were in the upper level, the fireworks were straight across from us at times. We didn’t even have to look up.

2 (6)Some performances were done in the air – dangling from wires and cords.

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2 (8)These twin artists were amazing.

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2 (10)Without my zoom lens.

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2 (13)These artists were from Beijing.

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2 (18)Even the pianist was supported by cables and wires.

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2 (20)  A violinist.

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2 (22)It appears that there are people inside – operating these horses.

2 (23)An opera singer

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2 (28)The closing fireworks were the best we have ever seen.

What an interesting day. Now we can say that we have experienced the Calgary Stampede!

Calgary Stampede – Part 4

Monday Afternoon, July 8

DSC_2829The initials CS were everywhere around the grounds. The C was in the form of a horseshoe.

DSC_2790   I like this reflection in the muddy water as the sun came out during the afternoon.

DSC_2795Bareback riding

There was novice bareback and bareback. I am not sure which is which in these pictures.






DSC_2820A cowboy threw the clown’s hat in the mud. After this he (the cowboy) picked it up,¬†put it on the other side in the mud, and then put it on the clown’s head.


DSC_2836Preparing some horses in a back field – for a future show.

DSC_2840Tractors leveled the field on a regular basis.

DSC_2839I think this is done whether it is dry or muddy – to make a level playing field.

DSC_2851This man appeared to be checking for uneven areas.

DSC_2845There was usually some kind of entertainment when the tractors were busy on the rodeo field.


DSC_2857More bareback riding.




DSC_2884This one appears to have a saddle. Re-rides were fit in now and then from a previous section.

DSC_2891Ladies Barrel Racing



DSC_2902Just starting.

Notice the timer in the upper left.




DSC_2941Another re-ride – and a face plant this time. ūüôĀ

DSC_2942There is bull riding and wild pony racing to come.

Calgary Stampede – Part 3

Monday afternoon, July 8


DSC_2707Tie down roping


DSC_2710As soon as the calf is released – after tie-down – it seems to know exactly where to go.




DSC_2719Whoops! That one got away.

DSC_2721That one didn’t get away.

DSC_2723Nor did the rest of them get away.


DSC_2727Waiting for his turn.



DSC_2734The winner.

DSC_2738Junior Steer Riding



DSC_2744Even though I enjoy watching a rodeo, I often wonder why¬†mothers allow their sons to do this. ūüôā



DSC_2752Steer Wrestling





DSC_2769This one was funny. He slid right by the steer.



DSC_2785After the rodeo clown tormented this cowboy, he threatened to throw him in the mud.

DSC_2787The clown pretended to be afraid and ran back to his spot.

DSC_2788More pictures when I have time and internet.

Calgary Stampede – Part 1

It was a drizzly, rainy morning when we arrived at the Stampede on Monday.

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1 (2)Pretty flowers at the entrance.

1 (4)The carnival area takes up most of the outside space.

1 (3)We decided this one – that flipped back and forth from bottom to top – was not for us.

1 (5)Nor was this one for us. It worked like a bungee drop.

1 (6)A Stampede car that was being given away by lottery.

1 (7)Two of Canada’s finest.

1 (8)After I took their picture, they invited me to pose with them.

It’s time to leave Calgary, so I will be back with more pictures when I have time and internet.


Email Subscription

I think I just figured out how to add a link to my page so you can subscribe to my new blog and receive an email notice when I post new information. Some of you have been asking.

It is on the bottom left of my home¬†page. Let me know if it works – or if it doesn’t.

This new site has created a learning curve for me. ūüôā