Calgary Stampede Day #9

Howdy All!

Just so you know, this one is going to be short and sweet.  I’m so tired and need to get some sleep.

What a Day!!!  With all things being considered, this day was a very good day.  Everything went perfectly.  Well almost perfectly.



It was our sale day of our horses.  It went well and we were happy and sad all at the same time.


We also sold a wheel jack with all the proceeds going toward the Wetaskiwin Food bank.  Rick did a pretty good job!


After lunch my kids had a room on the grounds secured by the Chuckwagon Committee to hold our own little service to honor  my dad.  This was so beautiful.


Our race off the 4 barreol didn’t quite get us into the final dash for cash.  Darn it.  But yet we still had a  really awesome day.  I want to fill you in tomorrow as I really need some shut eye.

From the Travel in Trailer

Sue, with Rick and “Team 23”

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P.S.  Always believe that something WONDERFUL is about to happen.



8 thoughts on “Calgary Stampede Day #9

  1. Good morning Sue , You and Rick have to be tired up early and plus a very busy day Saturday morning with the sale . It’s time to get some rest

  2. Sue you have been a great inspiration to me since I have started following your blog. Please accept my condolence’s on the passing of your Father, I hope your sale was successful but I will miss the fun you share about your weekends with all of us. I love your photos, and hope you will still blog because I think you have a lot to offer people with your positive attitude in life. We all need to take a page out of your book. I admire your relationships with people, your time you spend with family and all you do as ambassadors for Chuckwagon racing. Your barn was truly Derby like yesterday. I was sad you missed the final four tonight but admire your grace in the way you move on. Congrats on your next chapter in life, may it be as fun as your last. Melinda

    • Hello Melinda
      Thank you for you kind note. It makes me warm inside to know that I have touched others in my writing. Thank you for your thoughts about my father. We do not plan those things, however, it all turned out very beautiful, the whole week. My family came together in celebration of his life, and it was very special. I wouldn’t have changed it. We will miss Chuckwagon racing for sure, but know it is time to move on to other things.

  3. I will miss seeing Rick race on TV every year.
    I have really enjoyed your blog. Your gave me an insider’s view of the racing life. Thank you.

    • Hello Sandra
      Thank you for following along. I will pass the news on to Rick. Yes, it will be a change for us as well not being there, but every great thing comes to an end. But it just means a beginning of something new.

  4. Hi Sue , I saw your interview on CBC and very happy to hear that your blog will keep going that’s great news .

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