Crew Trip #3 – Jasper Rodeo and Lake Sam Rayburn

Actually, attending the Jasper Lions Rodeo is a yearly event for us.  There have only been a couple of times in the last 8 years that we were unable to attend.  There’s just something intimate, something personal, something special about a small town rodeo.  Riders from all over the country are there, though mainly from the southwest and midwest states.  The full pale of events, bull riding, saddled bronco busting, bareback bronc riding, calf roping, barrel riding, steer wrestling, and even the kid’s calf scramble, are on tap each evening.  We were even treated to sheep riding by a number of children one year.  The Rodeo Queen is introduced/chosen and a concert with different artists perform every night.  (Good, wholesome country music. <wink>)  Grandpa is almost always able to obtain a box very near the shoots, a most advantageous position for a closeup of the bull and bronc riders.  And the Rodeo clowns are always terrifying to watch as they athletically tease the animals in the ring.

This year, for the first time, the kids were able to watch the precursor event, the Lions Rodeo Parade.  Candy is thrown, floats roll by, and various local riders parade.  Tabitha took lots of pictures.

And there is almost nothing like fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn.  No boat this year, but fishing from the shore was lots of fun.  The only problem was, only mom and grandpa landed anything.  I think they needed top waters.

Howdy partners

Defending State 3A Baseball Champs
currently advanced into the third round.
The real heroes are driving the truck.

Miss Jasper Fall Fest

True Jasper spirit!

She’ll be comin’ round the corner when she comes.

Get your mind outta the gutter! There’s no Sooners around here.

Hold on to your hats! We’re rockin’ now.



Hold on tight! This is gonna be a bumpy ride!

I know. I can’t believe it either!

Did I already say Hold ON!?!

Could it get any better?

Well, maybe.

Gotta get a little deeper.

No. Go deeper Mo.

Maybe not that deep!

Some don’t think you can swim AND fish. I beg to differ.

Mimi was a bit more conservative.

Mom was a leg up on everyone else.  Way to go!

For all the delightful pics, go here.


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