Saturday was an action-packed Rodeo Day! We had breakfast at Claire and Tom's house (with Bloody Mary's Aunt Kat style of course!)then headed over to the Fairgrounds to check out the vendors (aka Rodeo Shopping) and get to our seats. They have a guy skydive in with a huge American flag to land in the arena to start the day. We were sitting in the bleachers next to the chutes and it was nice and sunny out but really windy so it was a little chilly. Heff went back to the car to load up on camo jackets to keep us all warm. We stayed until the end to catch the "Wild Horse Race" where teams of three guys try to saddle and ride a wild horse that has never been saddled/bridled around the track, it is completely nuts and usually a few end up in the ER! We saw Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and all the usual Rodeo events.
Saturday after the Rodeo we went out to "Cow Pie Field" on Edward's Ranch for a party/camp-out with a bunch of the Red Bluff families. They know how to party! Tyler and Mary hosted everyone and made Cowboy Stew in big cast iron pots they buried underground on hot coals before Rodeo. Tyler brought a pop up camper for us to sleep in and everyone bundled when the sun went down. It was a COLD night but Heff came prepared (he knows the first time his wife is TOO cold on a camping expedition might be the last time we camp:) so we had big down sleeping bags and kept the Doodle bundled up. She slept pretty well and we had fun in the morning with everyone out in their PJs!