Sunday, September 20, 2015


My friend Lori, from down the street, sent me a photo she took from her front porch this morning. She took it while enjoying a cup of coffee after her morning walk with Reggie, her dog.

I blogged about the balloon fest yesterday but hadn't realized they were going to be flying today, too. Pretty nice vantage point, eh?

A day or two before, Lori had sent another photo, showing the results of a cattle roundup.

What makes this photo unique is that it is on some vacant land right in the middle of our town, just across the street from our public library. Cattle still graze on these spaces in our growing city. We opined that they may have been rounded up because of the balloon fest planned for the next day on "their" land.

Or it may have been because of this other event.

It was billed as the Wild West Mudfest. It was a 5K race through, over and around various obstacles including the two water pits shown here, the big tubes and lots and lots of mud.

This video and first two photos were taken just as the event was getting underway.

Believe it or not, hundreds of people took part in the race . . men, women, boys, girls . . of all ages!

After the event concluded, participants were covered in mud and went to a cleanup area to hose themselves off.

There is also a 3-day Prescott Arizona Kennel Club Dog Show at the Prescott Valley Events Center concluding today. I'll have some photos from that event tomorrow.

(First two photos courtesy of Lori Lewis)


L Lewis said...

Forgot about mud fest! Can you believe it?

joeh said...

Maybe that mud fest is how they could run the Presidential candidate debates.

Steve said...

Neat post. mud and all.

Tom Cochrun said...

Beautiful photo of the balloons sailing overhead.
I'm inclined to say cherish the idea that cattle can be rounded up in the middle of your town. That's an old west charm that time and real estate development will likely take a way.
What? You didn't give us a participants perspective in the mud run?!

Stephen Hayes said...

Looks like a great way to cool off and have fun.

Lowandslow said...

At my age I think I'd rather go to the kennel club show than roll in the mud pit. :)