It wasn’t too exciting of a day. Chores went according to plan. We had a great breakfast made by the Dorchester Clan next barn over. We then went over to a near by building to be interviewed by the historical committee. Rick, Coy and I had stories to tell. There is a group of people that are compiling all sorts of information from different drivers and outriders for their archives.
We celebrated our son Cody’s twenty seventh birthday. I don’t particularly like store-bought cakes, so I got Rick’s relatives to make up one of Cody’s favorite………….a lazy daisy cake. It was delicious!
After the horses were all walked for afternoon exercise, Papa took grandson Ryker for a round about the barns. He really like it.
Around five pm we have the sponsors come through, and today we had another great group of people go through the barn to meet the horses and ask a few questions. Rick and Cody looked after them all. This is a really great way to promote a business.
Tonight we were off the four barrel. We hooked Louie on the left lead, Nickle on the right. Spin on the right wheel, and Orchid on the left. Chanse Vigen rode Ed holding the leaders and Orchid was rode by Ryan MacNeill. The boys didn’t start as good as yesterday. Rick got out and decided to pull and go to the rail. Sometimes this works and you can get a hole coming home down the stretch but not today. It was a slower heat and we place 31st on the day and sitting 5th in the aggregate.
Tomorrow the aggregate champion after 8 days of racing will be crowned. We hope to stay in that top eight for the 2nd last day of racing in order to get a shot of making it to the final Dash for Cash heat on Sunday. I hope the stars all line up.
Coy has no problem showing people around the Chuckwagon barns and answering any of their questions. These two girls then wanted a photo with Coy and he obliged.
Our daughter Amy’s husband arrived today to spend the last three days and cheer the team on. They sat up in the stands and got the crowd going with all the “Ricky” faces.
Only three more sleeps and the 2018 Calgary Stampede will come to a close. This is so hard to believe as the week has just flown by. We are going to make the most out of the time we have left and enjoy every minute of it.
From the Travelin Trailer
Sue, with Rick and “Team 23”
P.S. Never force anything. Give it your best shot and then let it be. If it’s meant to be, it will be.