Saturday, August 29, 2009

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Who out there has the best answer for this one?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Black Canyon Hike

The biggest natural attraction in this area is Black Canyon. It's within an hour of where we live, so Ryan and I decided to finally go see it. Last weekend we did a short hike, and it was beautiful!

Toby had a great time and was pretty good about staying away from the edge.

The obligatory baby bump shot:

Monday, August 10, 2009

My First Demolition Derby

Last week was the Delta County Fair, and Ryan took me to my very first demolition derby! I was so excited, and the place was PACKED. Unfortunately, the fair workers wet the field about 2 hours before the show -- so the cars couldn't go too fast and hurt the drivers -- and then it rained very hard for a good 20 minutes. So most of the show was watching cars overheat trying to move through the thick mud. :) It was still fun though!

I think the best part was when one driver gave up on getting out of the mud and shot fireworks off the hood of his car. Then he kept revving it until the hood went up in flames. He got a big crowd response to that.

And during the breaks Ryan and I went around to see the animals. It was amazing to see such little kids lead around cows and take care of pigs and do just about everything. 4H is very big here.

We liked seeing the chickens best because now we know something about them, but Ryan also loved this comparison:

Who's bigger?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My First Rodeo

A few weeks ago, Ryan had to go work a booth at the Gunnison County Fair, which also included a rodeo. I went with him, and he took some interns so they could take shifts and watch some of the show. I've never seen so many cowboy hats or tucked-in shirts (to show off the belt buckles) in one place!

We had so much fun.

My cowboy. I think we're both adjusting to this life pretty well. :)