Calgary Stampede Day #4

Howdy All!

A beautiful day weather wise here in the city of Calgary Alberta.  Quite warm and I’m sure loving it. When the sun shines it makes people happier.


A Crews Breakfast

After chores were all completed, we enjoyed a hearty breakfast.  We share cooking duties with cousin Troy Dorchester next door.  It makes things so much easier this way.


3 Lovelies

When the Stampede is on, there are so many pancake breakfasts around the area.  Rick attended one in the Heritage Park area,  and while there he signed a few posters and met up with our friend John Scott and the Calgary Stampede 2018 Princess.


Smiles All Around

We are so lucky to have the Overacker family come by.  They all love to come to the races, each and every day.  The kids are getting so big not.



Rick and fellow driver Mike Vigen stood for a pose.  They go way back as childhood friends. And both of their dads also raced chuckwagons.


The Man and His Woman

We love to have fun and fun we’ve had with these paddle faces while in Ponoka and now here in Calgary.  Rick looks pretty fit don’t you think?




Excellent Spnosor

Our hook tonight was Louie the Gray on the Left Lead, Nickle on the Right Lead.  Spin on the Left Wheel and Sporty on the Right Wheel.  Rick drove them nicely around the barrels when the horn blew.  His time for the day was a 1:13.09 which was 6th for the day and also puts him 6th in the average.



It is always good to have friends, and these friends came by to give me a great big hug.  I am  so grateful for them all.

And also a huge shout out to you my friends, who have shown they care and sent a condolence message.  This is sooo much appreciated.

From the Travelin Trailer

Sue with Rick and “Team 23”

DSC_2585 - Copy


P.S. Friendship isn’t about who you know the longest.  It is about who walked into your life and said “I’m here for yo and proved it.”

10 thoughts on “Calgary Stampede Day #4

  1. Good morning Sue and Rick , Boy the horses ran so well last night and a very close race as well thanks

    • Hi Tom
      Yes that race was a good one that night. Those are good ones to remember for sure.

  2. Dear Sue;
    Your posts about your chuckwagon life brighten my day, mean so much to me, and I really look forward to them. I was so sorry to hear about you father passing away. It sounds like you had a wonderful relationship with your father, and will have many precious memories of your Dad.

    Patty Worden

    • Hi Patty
      Thank you for following along on my journey. I have enjoyed writing all these years. I will have history for my kids and grand-kids and even great-grandkids. My dad was a very good man leaving us kids with many good traits.

  3. So very sorry for your loss, my Dad died over 50 years ago and just so you know, ou never get over missing them, it,just gets easier. Take care of you.

    • Marie
      Thank you Marie. Yes time heals sadness, but we never forget the good times, nor should we.

    • Hi Lou
      Yes, that Coy is quite the kid. It will be interesting to see where life leads him.

  4. Hi Sue
    Iris, my sister told me about your blog so we have been following for a couple of years and really enjoying your very positive take on everything and pictures, etc.
    We were so sorry to hear about your dad. Over the years we have had a few lovely visits with members of your family.
    Hope your retirement works out well. We will miss seeing # 23 on the track.

    • Hi Alice
      Thank you for following along my journey. I have enjoyed writing. I will be continuing to write, just not at 1 AM.
      Yes, we miss dad for sure. He was a good man and father. He left all of us with good traits.
      We will definitely miss racing. It is something we have done for so long. So big changes for us, but it is all good. We knew it was time.

Leave a Reply