I just got a Fitbit Charge 2
However, 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. 🙂 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.
Closing program for the day – the Grandstand Show
The evening program was not all according to my taste or likes, but it was certainly an elaborate celebration.
These guys sang acapella bebop.
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.
Some performances were done in the air – dangling from wires and cords.
These twin artists were amazing.
Without my zoom lens.
These artists were from Beijing.
Even the pianist was supported by cables and wires.
It appears that there are people inside – operating these horses.
An opera singer
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!
Monday Afternoon, July 8
The initials CS were everywhere around the grounds. The C was in the form of a horseshoe.
I like this reflection in the muddy water as the sun came out during the afternoon.
There was novice bareback and bareback. I am not sure which is which in these pictures.
A 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.
Preparing some horses in a back field – for a future show.
Tractors leveled the field on a regular basis.
I think this is done whether it is dry or muddy – to make a level playing field.
This man appeared to be checking for uneven areas.
There was usually some kind of entertainment when the tractors were busy on the rodeo field.
More bareback riding.
This one appears to have a saddle. Re-rides were fit in now and then from a previous section.
Ladies Barrel Racing
Notice the timer in the upper left.
Another re-ride – and a face plant this time. 🙁
There is bull riding and wild pony racing to come.
Monday afternoon, July 8
Tie down roping
As soon as the calf is released – after tie-down – it seems to know exactly where to go.
Whoops! That one got away.
That one didn’t get away.
Nor did the rest of them get away.
Waiting for his turn.
Junior Steer Riding
Even though I enjoy watching a rodeo, I often wonder why mothers allow their sons to do this. 🙂
This one was funny. He slid right by the steer.
After the rodeo clown tormented this cowboy, he threatened to throw him in the mud.
The clown pretended to be afraid and ran back to his spot.
More pictures when I have time and internet.
It was a drizzly, rainy morning when we arrived at the Stampede on Monday.
Pretty flowers at the entrance.
The carnival area takes up most of the outside space.
We decided this one – that flipped back and forth from bottom to top – was not for us.
Nor was this one for us. It worked like a bungee drop.
A Stampede car that was being given away by lottery.
Two of Canada’s finest.
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.
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. 🙂