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. 🙂 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. 🙁

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. 🙂



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. 🙂