I did a quick blog post on Tuesday to share that J and I went to Denver for an extended weekend.
J and I have been wanting to go to the National Western Stock Show for a few years and this was the year it worked out. J had been to Denver once before, when he was in college. While growing up, my family made regular trips to the Stock Show.
Here is how we spent our trip:
Wednesday evening: J and I decided to get a jump start on the 10 hour drive to Denver and left for Motorcycle City after super.
Thursday: We started the day getting an oil change for the station wagon and than headed to the mountains. We arrived at J’s Cousins’ house by mid-afternoon.
Friday: J and I were up early and to the Stock Show before 8 am. We watched part of the Hereford Carload and Pen of 3 Show and walked through part of The Yards. We also took in some of the Angus female show and checked out the trade show.
That evening we met up with a college friend of Josh and J’s for supper at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Saturday: We did more looking around the yards and watched the Angus Pen of 3 show. J’s Cousin got tickets for the Saturday afternoon Rodeo performance. It was the first time I had attended a Rodeo in Denver. Jerry Wayne Olson and his palomino horse, Justin Boots, was the Rodeo highlight for me.
Sunday: J, Josh and I went back to the Stock Show to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. In the afternoon we hung out with Josh’s family, watched football and relaxed.
Monday: J and I were up early with the intentions of beating rush hour traffic and getting home before dark. We didn’t hit rush hour, but were delayed over an hour due to a car accident on the interstate. The rest of the drive was good. We stopped for groceries in the Big City and got home as the sun was disappearing.
J and I enjoyed getting off the ranch for a few days. It’s always good to visit family, see great livestock and talk to beef breeders making a difference.