Family offered me seats in their Rodeo box for two days, but no rodeo for me this go round. Too much going on at the home front with mom. Next year if at all possible, and I'm good with that. Best big corn dogs and beer in the West, ummm, Best Rodeo in the West, too!
I want to mention that we have some good, honest, hardworking, local friends that are rodeo stock contractors. They were hauling cattle to a rodeo in Nevada when the whole Bundy thing was heating up. A jackwagon from so cal with a radio program posted FB pics of their truck and stock trailer (which of course has their name all over it) and made remarks that were totally untrue. Because a media jackwagon and his cadre of followers never bothered to fact check, the guys have received multiple death threats, both on the road and here at home. Many of us called the jackwagon about his posts, he has since apologized and removed the posts. But the damage has not been entirely mitigated, because so many read & heard the original posts and passed them on, and not the retractions. We all need to remember to take the stuff that is put out there with a large grain of salt, and fact check, fact check, fact check.