Thursday, July 4, 2013

COWBOYS AND BBQ - Island Park Idaho

July 3, 2013

We are parked just outside of West Yellowstone near Henry Lake Idaho.  Our plans are to do a little sight seeing, fishing and watch a rodeo whenever possible.  Score! Meadow Vue Ranch is located half mile down the road and they are having a rodeo tonight. We're going.

Meadow Vue Ranch is learning ranch for kids.  They have a BBQ and Rodeo every Wednesday and Sunday night.  I was not prepared for all the fun we were in store for - the kids did a great job of the grand entry and flag escort, barrel racing, and pole weave.  Then high school aged cowboys stepped up for bull and bronc riding.  It was great.  I was in heaven.

After an hour of rodeo, we were served a BBQ prepared on a huge grill and dutch ovens.  
The "ranch hands" served the dinner.  We had salad, steak, chicken, cheese potatoes, beans, and peach cobbler for dessert.
The ranch hands had to sing for their supper.  They were having such a good time, I wanted to sign up for a summer at the Meadow Vue Ranch.  

We sat around on picnic tables and enjoyed the beautiful weather and food. Did I mention, there was entertainment?  The announcer for the rodeo turn into Clint Black and we were entertained until the special event of fireworks for the Fourth of July.

Evening ended around 10:30 - a perfect ending to our 24th year of bliss.  Happy Anniversary to us!

PS Like my shirt? - it's bug repellant!  Don't know how or why, but I was so happy to have it to put on over my rodeo attire when the bugs showed up for the party.

1 comment:

  1. This is sooooooo wonderful. Thanks for the wonderful story and amazing pictures.