Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pioneer Days

Well, the first weekend in May is Pioneer Days in Guymon, Okla. The festivities are very similar to Shamrock's St. Patrick's Day celebration and Gilmer's Yamboree. My best friend from college is from a small town close to Guymon. In college, we always talked about going, but never made it seeing as it was ALWAYS the weekend prior to finals. Since we're getting older and we're out in the real world now, we were able to make it this year to the festivities.

I drove in Saturday morning. I was shocked at all the pheasant! I counted 12 while I was there, just along the roadside. Becky's parents said they've had some roost around their back porch! I tried to get a picture, but none of them turned out.

Anyways, we drove to Guymon and made it to the parade. It was COLD! We had not prepared for it being that windy. It was a decent parade. Becky and I even caught some candy. Although, towards the end, the only requirement for your parade entry was that you have nice rims. The last 10 entries, I kid you not, were pick ups and SUV's blaring music w/ new rims. That's the only thing that was special about them.

Becky's grandparents live in Guymon so we went to their house afterwards and cooked out. Then we headed down to the arts and crafts fair. My prized purchase of the day was a Wahoo! board. For those of you who aren't familiar, the game is much like Sorry! or Aggrevation. I was so excited, though. My cousins and I grew up playing it...Now I have my own! We had game night last week w/ my cousins and I brought the Wahoo! board. Good times!

We did a little more shopping and headed back to Becky's grandparents'. They taught be how to play Gin and I won the first few hands. Then we got ready and went to the rodeo. It was a PRCA rodeo so it was fun seeing a few guys you recognized from TV. Although, Becky, her sister, Sara, and her friend hadn't been to very many rodeos and they were intrigued by the 'stretching' that the bull riders do before they ride. Our seats were close to the area behind the chutes. Needless to say we laughed a lot.

I want to congratulate Miss Becky. She just got promoted from co-manager to manager of her own Bath & Body Works store in OKC! I love you, friend!

Us at the parade. Doesn't it look cold?

Sunday morning before church.


The Timberframer's Wife said...

Sounds like y'all had a fun time--the parade sounds like some of the Cullen Baker ones we saw in Bloomburg, where the main qualification for entering was having a 4-wheeler. Hope y'all have a real good weekend!