Saturday, July 06, 2013

A Subdued But Good Day at The Prescott Rodeo Parade

July 6, 2013
  A bit somber today in Prescott because of the loss of our 19 firefighters, but still a great rodeo parade and the streets were lined with the best people you are ever going to meet.

Lee Anderson aboard Concho in front of the True West Stretch Taxi Cab at the staging area for the Prescott Rodeo Parade.

  Got up at 5:30 and met my neighbor Tom Augherton at six to make the hike up the hill in my Ford Flex. This is the view across the street on Ratcliff Ridge:

Got to the staging area at 7:45 and met the crew, including Lee Anderson aboard Concho, his thoroughbred trained cow horse who is always a hit in the parade.

Rained on the way back and it was delightful. Big drops, warm and heaven sent. Great smells. Had lunch at Lef-Tees Steakhouse in Dewey, then dropped back into the furnace. Big day, had fun.

After a swim to cool off, Kathy and I went through our photo albums of the kids trying to see who exactly Weston looks like. Here is the boy last week, mere minutes after his birth on June 24th:

And here is Weston's uncle at about the same age:

I think it's the mouth. Very interesting. yes, this is Thomas Charles right after he was born in January of 1983.

"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself."
—Old Vaquero Saying