Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 4th Rodeo at Interior, S.D.

The 4th of July.  We are still in the Badlands of South Dakota.  Yesterday we went to Interior ( population 67), to see their July 4th parade, rodeo, and fireworks.  The town is so small, that the parade goes around twice!  No bands in the parade, just lots of candy being thrown to the spectators.  This was the first rodeo that Debbie had ever been to, and she was excited.  It was great.  We saw saddle bronco riding, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, bareback riding, breakaway roping, steer wrestling.  Those cowboys are one tough lot.  Although Interior has only 67 people, the place was alive for the rodeo, with hundreds of spectators. It was 81 degrees, with almost no humidity last night for the fireworks.  It was nice, except for the mosquitoes. The fireworks were great, but not as long as those that you big city people get to see.  Tomorrow we head back to Wall, for a quick visit to Wall Drug again and to do laundry somewhere in town, then we head west into the Black Hills.  Belle Fourche (bell foosh) and Devils Tower are our next two stops.

Honor Guard
New Fire truck




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