Saturday afternoon was a beautiful day, and once again, The Texas Thunder, Priefert Percherons performed, and I announced. Immediately following their performance, we were able to let our Meridian Dairy Days princess, Jeni Hagler, have a ride aboard the freight wagon, back to the barns. Just like my experience, getting down was the hardest part, and I too had to have someone guide my feet to the steps.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
The choir from the Love Abide Christian church in Mt. Home. Super chorus, with their leaders Daniel and Linda, have alot of soul, as they sing classic spiritual and early american tunes. They bring to life the melodies sung in the Underground Railroad, and songs sung in the cotton fields of the old south.
Saturday was a busy day. I started announcing the Gem State rodeo in Emmett at 9:00am, at 11:00am I hit the road for Mt. Home, where I emceed the Great Basin Blues festival. Then at 4:45 I raced to Caldwell, announced the finals of the Caldwell jr rodeo, and then returned to Mt. Home to finish out the Blues festival. Whew, and all without any traffic citations!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday was the first perf in Caldwell, here I am with long time friends and co-workers Linda Richardson and Ruth Rhoades. We have been working together nearly every weekend for 10 years now. They are superstars with their stop watches, and loved by all the rodeo family in Idaho. I am glad they put up with me rodeo after rodeo!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
About 160 miles east of New Plymouth, just down the highway, (3 hrs) is Filer, Idaho. Each night, after the ICA performance, I drove to Filer for a daytime junior rodeo, the High Desert Classic. I have announced this rodeo since it began, 6 yrs ago. So I commuted between the two rodeos Friday and Saturday nights, arriving in Filer between 3:30 and 4:00am both mornings. With me, are Crystal and Shelby Wheeler, great timers and now great friends. A big hat tip to both of you, and Alexis too!
New Plymouth, Idaho, was the scene on Friday and Saturday night. Scooter Lacrone and I announced together, and I ran the music too. Everything went well, less the arena sized mud puddle on Friday, due to a week of rain, but by Saturday things had dried out a bit and we had a great crowd and exciting show!
Friday, August 7, 2009
As I go down the road, sometimes my friends accompany me. Let me introduce you to Jeni and her best friend Sophomore. We went to the Stampede luncheon and were able to meet Tom Dale, mayor of Nampa. Freya Ford, Miss Rodeo Idaho 2009, and the next Miss Rodeo America. And Dusty Tuckness, a daring and brave PRCA bullfighter and all around great guy. I didn't know it at the time, but sophomore is deathly afraid of all clowns, but Dusty made her feel comfortable.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
this weekend I will be involved with 2 rodeos. The New Plymouth ICA show, and the 7th Annual High Desert Classic in Twin Falls Idaho. Friday night the New Plymouth show starts at 8pm with a second performance on Saturday evening. Saturday morning, at 8:30am I will announce the High Desert Classic, and then drive back to New Plymouth, for an evening there and then return to Twin Falls for the Sunday short go. Should be a busy weekend. I was approached to do the Fox 12 TV broadcast for the Homedale ICA show, but was already committed to these other two shows. It would have been some good air time on TV, but you can only do so much.