One Round to go!

Posted by walterquarterhorses on December 12, 2009 at 3:07 AM

We arrived safely home from Vegas and the NFR tonight.  It was so good to see our little girl after leaving her for the first time without Mommy or Daddy!  She was sleeping but I jumped at the chance to hold when she stirred slightly.  I couldn't help myself :)

It was a great trip.  We took in all the Cowboy Christmas' and three rodeo performances.  Nathan and I took a day to walk the strip.  That was yesterday, Thursday.  Thursday night Nathan went to a show along with my mom and another friend.  I stayed with the original plan and that was strictly RODEO.  

Brittany rebounded after her tip and won the round!  Way to go Duke.  We went to the South Point for the buckle presentations.  It was really enjoyable to see all the families behind the contestants when they were on stage to accept their buckles and discuss their performance.  Brittany brought Samantha, who rodeo'd with her all year, and Rana, who's looking after the horses, onto the stage.  I got pictures and a little video clip. 

A trip highlight for me was...

Going with Rana to take the horses to practice one morning.  I have never been behind the scenes of the NFR and really didn't know what to picture it like.  That alley is sure a long one...and then you get to the alley that leads into the arena.  You really can't see the first barrel until you pass through the gate. That was awesome.  Hopefully one day it will be a dream come true!

Thank goodness for cell phones.  We weren't able to watch tonights rodeo on tv so when my friend Holly called with results I was happy to hear Brittany placed second.  One run to go and its going to be close.  We were sending Duke good run vibes at 9:15 tonight when we were going through Browning, MT. 

Good luck to everyone tomorrow!

Happy to be home,


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Reply albert omotani
6:08 PM on December 12, 2009 
checking for results in round 9, but it's difficult to find. 2nd is good; one to go!
Reply albert
6:48 PM on December 15, 2009 
check ..."Ladies Barrel Racing NFR 2009"... "You Tube Barrel Racing Round 7 of the NFR 2009"... Round 10 is on the site; See Lisa and Chisum; Brittany and Duke; what a run, under pressure! Nice job Rana! all the runs are on the site.