Thursday, February 26, 2009

FIESTA DE LOS VAQUEROS

The Fiesta de los Vaqueros rodeo is in town this week. Tucson has hosted this rodeo for the last 80+ years. Part of the rodeo events is the Mike Cervi Memorial Team Roping which took place yesterday. We went to check it out. The weather was sunny and in the high 80s!

And I met an absolute LEGEND in the sport of team roping, Jake Barnes. He was just sitting there next to a trailer as we went to get something cold to drink. And I just "happened" to have my camera, so we asked for a pic. He was super nice and very gracious (especially considering he was up to rope in just a short bit). I have to say, I was a little star-struck.. this guy is a 7 time world champion! It really made my day and was a real treat to meet him.

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow - my sister was there too!!!! She posted a couple of pics on her blog also (finally got her blogging). That is a good lookin'man!!! Lucky you!!! She loved the five year old barrel racer!! Love your blog!!! Sarah

Natarojo said...

Congrats! That must have beena real treat!

Shirley said...

I think I'm going to become a snowbird and spend my winters in Arizona like so many other Canadians do! 80 degrees! Sigh.....

jane augenstein said...

WOO-HOO!! You lucky chick, good lookin' guy and a cowboy too! Not too many cowboys around here where I live..... :-(

sassyglassdesigns said...

What a handsome cowboy...lucky you.

Teresa said...

Great photo! Cowboy, Arizona, High 80's, I'm jealous;-)

Broken Y said...

Hey there! So happy to see you are followin' me . . . I'm now on your trail! We've had this distinct pleasure as well. He is such a class act and super nice guy! What a beautiful day for you to enjoy!

To a continued friendship!

Blessings~
Paula

Pony Girl said...

Too cool! You guys look like old friends in that pic, hee! It looks so sunny there....are you in short sleeves! Yikes! It snowed here again last night....

backattheranch said...

Very Handsome!!!! We are having 80 degree weather here also! Its been nice! Just need rain! :)

xoxo~ Meg said...

Congrats on meeting Jake!

Enjoy your weekend! We had 95 degree weather here yesterday and today it's 30!

Sarah said...

I do love the bunnies!!!Thanks for popping by my blog!!! I hear it's been a bit warm down there!!! A little early for 89 isn't it??
Sarah

Lynda said...

We don't have rodeos here in Africa & I have never been to one before, but they must be quite something ! How wonderful that you got to meet such a legend, and have a photo taken, too :)