We made our annual trip with our friends to La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (The Party of the Cowboys). The rodeo is a big thing around here – kids get off of school for 2 days to attend the parade and festivities. This year was the 92nd year for the rodeo. We went to the finals for the first time and were there early enough to catch the junior rodeo (first six pictures). The kids that were in the finals were amazing. In case you are wondering, the 2nd picture is a 4 year old riding a sheep. None of the kids riding the sheep made it for very long, but it was a lot of fun to watch.
Since we were at the finals we got to see some of the top cowboys in the world. Some of them made it look so easy, but top cowboys or not, they still struggled to stay on the bulls. Leslie managed to need a nature break during the calf roping (she cannot stand to see the baby cows wrestled to the ground). Due to the crowds that were there since it was the finals, she missed the entire event.