Cheyenne Frontier Days (2)
Trip Start Jul 06, 2008
21Trip End Jul 27, 2008
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Friday we woke up and took a bus to Cheyenne's world famous Frontier Days. The first thing we did was go to the parade. Cheyenne has the largest collection of horse drawn carriages in the world. It also had a lot of cowboys that Charlie found really cool. The parade was filled with these cowboys, lots of horses, a few local school bands and military groups.
After the parade we took the shuttle to the rodeo grounds. Cheyenne has a massive fair ground and a huge rodeo arena. First we went on the carnival type rides. We all (especially mom) had a ball and really enjoyed it. After the ride we went to the rodeo.
Charlie really enjoyed it. He LOVES cowboys and had been waiting to see some "real ones." He was awestruck. The stadium was very big. It was very fun because there was never a dull moment and we all had fun. We saw bull riding, calf wrestling steer roping, bare back riding, races and rodeo clowns. The rodeo clowns were the announcers and were very entertaining. We saw some cowboy injuries too like a hoof to the head!
Charlie got a black cowboy hat and spurs. He was in heaven! We rode a few more rides before heading home. After the rodeo we went back to the RV had a cowboy steak and potato dinner and biked more.
-Adam and Drew-
Cheyenne was a throw back to the way America used to be. It was small town in the truest sense. I really enjoyed our time there. They have dirt roads (I am not kidding) in town. It didn't get past me that downtown didn't have a Target, Chilli's or (shockingly) a Starbucks anywhere to be seen. It was great to watch a parade that was filled with military people and floats (boats, airplanes, trucks etc.) Cheyenne made me appreciate what makes this country great.