Sunday, March 29, 2009

From Bull Riding to Belly Dancers

We went to the national bull riding competition today - what fun! We got to see the best of the best from near and far. One  of the very best was from our Edgewood, NM! He was in the finals but didn't stay on for his last ride. He needed to make a very high score to win, and ended up getting a "no score" because of getting bucked off before the buzzer. The current world champion (from Brazil) lost too. We went with several friends - the Lowrys and the Pickards. It was very exciting.

Straight from there we went to a $100 a plate dinner/ silent auction fundraiser for Popejoy Theatre at the Hyatt Regency downtown. We brought our changes of clothes and did the best we could to transform ourselves. Mrs. Poole sponsored two tables, and we went as her guests. (No, we didn't bid on anything!) The rooms were beautifully decorated in yards and yards of fabric - looking very East Indian. The music and all the decorations seemed to take us to India. The only detraction was that there were belly dancers all over the place. My boys have never looked quite so contemplatively at their dinner plates before.... But then again, where were they supposed to look?! 

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