Every Labor Day weekend, the population of Ellensburg grows from 15,000 to 55,000 as people come from who knows how far and wide to attend the Kittitas County Fair and PRCA rodeo.
I wish I could say that I meant to take a picture with my finger in it-but I didn’t. It does serve a purpose though-as it looks like I’m pointing the way to a day of fun.
Notice the bottom sign? Here in Ellensburg they don’t tolerate hooliganism!
Sadly, not a Mary in the bunch.
The fashionable steers this season chose blue.
Working at the cow wash…
What a beautiful face!
I also like to do home canning , and I was inspired by all of these colorful jars of fruits and vegetables. It is a lot of work, though. It would be so much easier to grab a few of these instead. But I didn’t..
I believe this was the first time that I ever saw bird rolls. Cute! I’d have awarded them a blue ribbon too.
My kind of sewing machine.
Can you find the hidden lady? I thought she was a dahlia at first. Sunflowers were part of this year’s fair theme.
When in Rome… There are certainly plenty of cowboy hats to choose from.
Um….no. Don’t think so.
The first day of rodeo competition is called slack. It’s a sort of elimination round before the actual rodeo begins the next day. For some of these guys, there’s always next year-or the mechanical bull.
Driver’s ed is really starting to pay off for Amy.
We ride off into the sunset for another year. Or at least Amy did. I took the picture, and managed to keep my finger out of the way this time.