Every year we've lived in our
This year, my oldest son and I were in the parade with my son's cub scout troop throwing candy. You know it was pretty cool walking in the parade behind a scout-powered rattlesnake. My son is the one in the first photo not looking.
There was lots to see, do, and eat at Western Days. Another one of our city's highlights is the World Tamale Eating Championship title which was claimed by a woman from out East this year. I'm tellin' ya, as a woman connoisseur of good food--I was proud of my fellow woman tamale eater.
Since there's lots of fun activities accompanied by a large beer garden at Western Days, it seems the City brings in almost all of our local police force to man the place. From my previous volunteering responsibilities, I know some of these officers, so it is always a delight to see them working in action. This dude here is a crack up--apparently I've made the Jinx Monkey popular after stealing him from the police station and holding him hostage for two weeks last year. Good times...
In the past after the parade we'd walk around for a little bit and then return home. However, for the last two years our city has brought in mainstream bands free to residents. Last year they brought in the Eli Young Band. This year...it was Los Lonely Boys.
Dangit, I didn't care that I had my three kids with me or that it was crowded--I was watching those self-described Texicans all the way to the end no matter what.
Even the kids got into the groove and rocked to Los Lonely Boys. They found a couple other people's urchins and a drunk lady and partied!
Hey, it was a great side show to the fabulous entertainment on stage.It was definitely a fun-filled day.