Dawson Creek, BC Day #1

Howdy Chuckwagon Friends

Not surprising, I heard rain throughout the night and early morning.  Not a real hard rain, but it was wet.  The skies did clear up later in the morning and the day turned out to be pretty nice.


Sponsor Appreciation Meal

Tuesday evening, Cody, Rick and I headed on over to the covered tent, for a delicious meal with the local Chuckwagon Sponsors.  Here in Dawson Creek, we are carrying the tarp of Vold Jones and Vold Auction Company.  Shawn Gist  of VJV, and his 3 young boys were in attendance.  Cash was just smitten with Rick and had lots of questions for him.

The rest of the evening was a night to relax.  The sky was as peaceful and beautiful as ever, and I enjoyed a tasty glass of wine with a good friend next door.



One of the favorite outings for all the Chuckwagon kids, (big and little) is to frequent the local swimming pools at all our different tour stops.  Today Coy our grandson went, along with our son Cody, girlfriend Allie, and many others.  They had lots of fun and games, and the bonus is they return to camp very, very clean.


The day never seems to go by to slowly, and before we knew it, the races were upon us.  Coy came along with me when I headed to the infield with the outriding horses.  He wanted to be the photographer tonight.  So, there’s no time like the present to learn.  And learn he did.  He took some pretty good shots.


My Little Photographer

I never really thought about the height level difference.  Of course when you are a foot shorter, your camera photos will be at a very different angle.

Cody was in the 2nd heat off the 1 barrel.  I didn’t get to see his barrel turn, but apparently he was a bit wide coming onto the track.  He was assessed 3 seconds in penalty for that.  Coy took the photo on the backstretch of him and it turned out pretty darn good.


Rick was in heat 5 and started on the four barrel.  Tonight he hooked Nickel (LL), Spin (RL), Trick (LW), and Law (RW) and Andy and Ice being ridden by Cole and Rory.

The outfit started hard and charged when the horn sounded, but when Rick drove them  around the top, he said the horses just flopped, thus crunching  the barrel.  Very disappointing especially when our time on the clock would have posted us as a day money run.  Instead we have to settle for 32nd.  We always have to look, then at how great they ran, especially noting that they were 2 wide all the way around the track.  Pretty darn fast.

Tomorrow is a new day, and we will look forward to having a speedy run off the 1!

From the Travelin  Trailer

Sue, with Rick and Team 23

P.S.  Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination.  The best is yet to come.




One thought on “Dawson Creek, BC Day #1

  1. Love your blog – just realized I left a comment in the 2015 blog! Can’t help it, your comments always touch my heart, so I’m always reading & re-reading and bouncing around your blog. Good luck to Rick & Cody in Dawson; wish we could be there. I like the way you list horses “hooked” for the race. How old is Law and when did you get him? And Vegas (his name always makes me smile)!

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