July 23, 2023
Debating whether to go up the hill today. We rented a cabin near Christopher Creek but it's in the nineties up there and the cabin doesn't have AC so it begs the question: why trade one hell for another?
Meanwhile, here is a bit of history about a couple of the broncs in our living room. First up is a bronc that greets everyone in our entryway.
When we visited our son Thomas Charles in Valencia, Spain, back in 2003, he was in a NAU student foreign exchange program, and walking around down town we wandered into a poster store down a very nice alley and with Tommy translating I bought two huge 1920's Toros El Rodeo posters created locally for the promotion of a touring American Rodeo performing in the local bull ring. They are displayed prominently in our living room. Here's one of them.
I have always had my suspicions that the image of the cowgirl on a bucking horse was probably taken from a photograph and yesterday I stumbled across the cowgirl and the photo.
A friend of mine with very good taste in art, wants a print of this scene.
One more bronc for the road.
"Bull Tripping Mexicano Style"
"You win some, you lose some teeth."
—Old Bronc Rider Saying