Finding the inner cowboy in us
Trip Start Jun 14, 2013
59Trip End Sep 17, 2013
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Rod was in need of a haircut and after trying to get in to one of the Main Street hairdressers, were advised to try the barber up the hill, behind the red door. The shop was only 8 feet wide and maybe 20 feet long. It looked like it had been there for eons! The barbers inside were probably in their late 70s or early 80s and were true gentlemen. The barber chairs were old and authentic. I had to stay and watch the haircut, as it fascinated me, but I realise that this was probably against the rules. In the chair beside Rod a man from California was having his weekly haircut. We found out that this man was to be the rodeo announcer for the Rooftop Rodeo later that night. Turns out the oldest barber is a bit of a legend
We went to the rodeo. It was the first night of 5. It was a PRCA rodeo, so it was of a high standard. The clown was really funny and the venue was excellent. We were reminded of how patriotic Americans are during the opening ceremony. It was a neat experience to witness the singing of their national anthem with no lead singer, or no music over the p.a system, pretty powerful really.
We had a bit of a sleep in on the second day and went on a 3 hour ( 9 mile) trail ride in Rocky Mountain National Park in the afternoon. We circled around Moraine Park and Beaver
Meadows. Great scenery and the smell of the wild flowers, especially the wild roses, will linger a bit longer in my memory.