The Stampede Came and Went, and Where Did the Summer Go?

August 7, 2013

Mango Shake!

I really do enjoy the Stampede, and Fia does as well.  My hubby went for the first time in years, and he enjoyed himself!  I was asked by an American recently if it was worth it to come up to see the Stampede, and after my enthusiastic endorsement he commented that I lit up and really came alive when describing all the fun things to do.  We keep it simple, and with the little miss’s nap schedule we only stayed until just after lunch.  Which worked out well as a massive thunderstorm hit while we were all asleep in bed!  Some random favorites:

-Fia loved the train ride on the LRT.  Every time we came to a stop she asked for “more” and once the train took off again she was so excited.  Our trip had around 10 stop, which was very, very exciting.

-The horses of course.  Fia patted big ones, little ones, medium ones, and all the in between ones.

-Miniature donkeys – patted those too!

-Cows – also patted.

-Sheep – ditto.  We didn’t get over to the pigs, but those would have been patted I’m sure.

-Mini-donuts, tower of potato chips, corn dog, pizza, steak on a bun, mango shakes, all consumed, but mostly by Mr. J.  He really enjoyed the fun food, I had a tummy ache after pizza and chips.  Fia loved the corn dog, which is good as she will probably only get one of these a year.

-I loved seeing all my friends get ribbons for their knitting.  Normally I would spend more time looking at all the art both professional and amateur, but we were on a bit of a time schedule this year.

There is way more to do here, I would have liked to get Fia down to see some traditional native dancing.  She would have loved the music.  I had hoped to go again, but then poof, it was over!  Next year she may be able to sit longer for some shows, she is going to love, love Super Dogs!!

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