Crystal came home for 10 days this summer for a little holiday and to do some work as well. We decided to take a family trip to the Stampede to catch up with some old friends and see the steer show as well.
Crystal and I drove down together, and we got to catch up a lot since we have both been having busy summers so far. It was nice to just sit and talk for 3+ hrs on the drive down.
There were a handful of really good steers at the show this year. I thought that there were a lot more just average steers then usual. But regardless it was a good show. The Champion steers were not the steers that I would have picked, but each to their own!
After the steer show Maria and myself got to go on the Express Stage Coach in front of the grandstand during the chuckwagon races. It was really cool to be up there, and see the grandstand from that angle. Those horses are simply beautiful and Express does such a great job with them.
After we got back from the Express ride, we met up with mom, dad, and Crystal to watch the Chuckwagons and Grandstand show. This years grandstand show was much different from any of the other ones that I have seen. It really is a spectacular to see, and if you have never seen it, make it a priority one day!
Below are some of the pictures from Calgary.