This week is the 94th annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros - Tucson Rodeo & Parade. I can't say rodeo is my thing, but parades certainly are. And the opportunity to see the world's longest non-motorized parade was one I could not pass up. It's all horses, antique horse-drawn wagons and carriages, and high-school marching bands playing tunes like the theme song from Rawhide. If you are into rodeo, this one is the outdoor PRCA season opener and one of the top 25 professional rodeos in the country. Here's some fun Tucson rodeo history. This is not so much a glamour event as a window into the world of hard-working horses, their owners, and the Tucson community. Local schools close for the event, and In spite of cold weather and 25 mph wind gusts, thousands of people turned out to watch and participate.
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Ann, Doug, Moose, Darla, Sunny, and with gratitude, Winnie and Chinny.