Matt was given four tickets to the Molalla Buckaroo, so we took Ryan and Tori with us for their first rodeo/concert experience.
Notice the hanging corn dogs? They come in 3 sizes "Shorty, Full, or Oh My God"
Ryan and Tori opted for Shortys
They then headed back for the "Giant Elephant Ear". The thing is SO huge, it hangs over the LARGE pizza tray. Unbelievable. They confirmed that it comes with a side of diabetes and heart disease.
Flag ceremony at the beginning of the rodeo
Apparently I moved the camera when the guy flew off the bull. I do believe this is the guy that was knocked out cold, came to shortly there after and was given a "re-ride". On the reride he didn't last 2 seconds.
Prior to getting thrown from the bull
Bull spearing the cowboy there to assist
Lots of angry bulls out there
Bull diving??? Who knew?
Ride 'em Cowboy
Matt and Tori heading out into the arena to get ready to watch the concerts
The Piedmont Boys in concert under a full moon (far upper left)
Matt and the kids
Gretchen Wilson in concert
Gretchen dedicating a song to "Paris Hilton because I can't think of anyone I like less"
Tori and Ryan at the concert -- great sports considering neither one like country music and the second concert didn't start until 11:15pm.