So, as promised here is the second part of my weeklong trip to Colorado.
I arrived in Denver on Thursday afternoon and promptly headed to the yards where Becca and I watched the finals of the pen of Hereford bulls show. Later that evening we sat in on the Angus Foundation Female and Angus Bull sale. It was really cool to see so many people supporting the Angus Foundation. Later that night we joined the party in the barn celebrating the champion Angus heifer. This was turning out to be quite a night since we started drinking at 5. The evening led to drinks in the room, drinks at dinner and drinks at the hotel bar. Day 1 = success!
Friday we rose early (kinda) and headed to the hill (I learned some Denver terminology) to watch the open Angus show. There were so many competitors and so many great cattle - I learned many of the in's and out's by listening to Becca and Dana chatter :) Met up with Ninja and the KSU Livestock Team for lunch and then did some shopping -- I absolutely loved a belt that Dana was considering buying but unfortunately, neither she or I could afford the $200 price tag (heavy sigh).
Friday night led us to the Doubletree where we had a blast - 'nuff said.
Sadly, our last day at the yards was upon us. Saturday flew by in a blur; lunch at the yard bar, helping tear down the Mill Creek Ranch tie ups, dinner at IHOP and then back to the Doubletree! We got to see all of our old judging friends, several who I hadn't seen since my days at Fort Scott Community College. It was great to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
Denver will definitely be on my new 'to-do' list for January of 2011. Can't wait till next year!
Until next time,
Labels: beef, livestock, National Western Stock Show