Calgary Stampede 2017 Day #7

Howdy Chuckwagon Friends!

Day #7 is a wrap!  It is hard to believe that we are here for only 3 more days.  Time flies when you’re having fun they say.  When the lights finally went out in the AM, it seemed like it was a short sleep and it was time to get up already.  I slept in till 7 this morning and then headed to the barns for chores.


A Farrier at Work

Horse maintenance is so very important on our equine athletes.  Their foot care has to be spot on to stay in perfect running condition.  Our friend Leo, from Saskatchewan tends to all our horses feet.  A job well done.

After breakfast, I just needed to go lie down.  I knew I was in dire need of some rest and had a bit of  a headache.  I went down at 10:30 AM and napped till 1:30.  A much-needed rest.  When I arose, I headed off to visit my friends Leo Pretty Young Man and his wife Maureena at the Indian Village here on the grounds.


Inside the Tee Pee

Today was their day to have open house at their Tee Pee.  It is open to the public to come view all their beaded art work, displays of headdresses, slippers, drums and more.  To see all of this in person is amazing.  Such talent these people have.

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It was a very hot day today,  with temperatures close to the 30 degrees mark.  I`m loving the warm weather.


Rick hooked up Nickle on the Left Lead, Speedy on the Right, Jim on the Left Wheel and Law on the Right.  David held the leaders with Ed, and Ryan McNeil threw stove with Ernie.  All the wagons rolled in for the start with Rick on 3 barrel.

The horn sounded and away they all went.  Troy coming off the one barrel didn`t quite  make it out fast enough to get the rail.  Doug Irvine off the two barrel got the rail, with Rick alongside him, and Evan Salmond was three wide.


Our Team ran a great race finishing first at the wire posting a time of 1:12.43 good enough for 5th on the day. and 12 in the aggregate.  With a very speedy run tomorrow, there is still a slight possibility to get into the top 8 for the semi final showdown for Saturday.


Front Row Seat

At 11:30 each night, a program of amazing loud and colorful firework display goes off each night after the amazing Grand Stand show.  Little Ryker likes to watch it from above  on Papa`s shoulders or sitting on the lid of the Kubota.  He wears head phones to protect his ears, as the bang of them are pretty loud for his tiny ears.

Until Tomorrow

From the Travelin Trailer

Sue, with Rick and “Team 23“

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P.S.  Don`t wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

10 thoughts on “Calgary Stampede 2017 Day #7

    • Hi Kate!
      Thanks for following along. Duncan sure loves it here. I’m sure you sure miss him. He’s a gem.


  1. Thanks, Sue. I love reading your blog and watching Rick drive. He is amazing and maybe one day I will get to meet you in person. Good luck tonight and hope you make the top 8.

    • Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoy my writing. Still a slight chance to make into finals.


  2. Good morning Sue!

    I always love reading your blog and appreciate you sharing your life with us. Everyone on Team 23 works so hard, every day, I don’t know where they all get the energy!

    I especially love the stories about family and friends which are so important in our lives.

    Thank you for posting and I’m looking forward to more as you head down the road!

    • Hello Lorraine
      Thank you for following along. I enjoy writing and like the comments from the good people who read my blog.
      Cheers to you

  3. what interesting items in your friends teepee. I must get over there this year as I have not been to the new site yet.

    • You won’t be disappointed Luella. It’s very neat and interesting to see. Lot’s of heritage that goes way back.


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