best cowboy over the age of twelve
the rodeo queen and her horse, er, unicorn
stick horses waiting for their riders
As part of our initiative to understand the dynamics of the Lake City community, all of us attended and two of us competed in the Stick Horse Rodeo held downtown on Saturday. The Stick Horse Rodeo is apparently an annual event here and judging by the long list of competitors of all ages, it is a popular one.
Bland had a big day, winning overall best cowboy over the age of twelve. Julia served as color guard and rodeo queen as well as competing in the bucking bronco and barrel racing events. A video may be forthcoming.
That night, a few of us braved the ghosts and uncertain terrain of the mine to spend a night camping on site. We can report no hauntings but a lot of bats who possibly live in the adits or shaft, which was pretty exciting since at least one of us was an early advocate of a bat sanctuary.