Monday, September 5, 2011

Cowboys and Mountain Men

For Labor Day weekend we decided to get out of town for awhile. We were gone all of 28 hours but it felt like a lot more because we packed so much in.

We drove to Evanston, Wyoming, checked into a cheap motel and then went out in search of adventure:

We started out at the old train depot, than is currently being remodeled.

After that we decided to check out the rodeo. I hadn't been to one since I was a kid. Aven had fun seeing the horses and cows.

My favorite part was the Mutton Busting. Watching 3-6 year old kids cling to the backs of frantic sheep was hilarious (even though I realize it is cruel to the sheep AND the kids).

The next day we headed to Fort Bridger for the annual Mountain Man Rendezvous. We saw lots of people in 1830's period costumes engaging in 19th century activities.

Some costumes were more authentic than others. I am 99% sure that there weren't any buckskin wearing chihuahuas in the 1830's.

Aven scored an adorable prairie bonnet.

And we met up Amber, Dustin, and Payton for some more Rendezvous fun before heading back to Salt Lake.

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