Friday, August 26, 2005

Breaking News

The BRAC commission has voted to save Ellsworth AFB. whew. Hurray for South Dakota.

Maybe we will get to stay here a little longer.

In other news, Nathan is on the list for the January Deployment. Bummer. It looks like he will be leaving the end of December.

Yee haw

We had a really fun night last night at the rodeo. Nathan had to fly last night, so I took the kids to the fair for military appreciation day. The rodeo was free for military. This is the first rodeo I have gone to since the time we went to the Cow Palace in CA when I was about 8 years old. That day a bull crashed through the barriers into the stands. People were running and yelling. We were far from the excitement and that is about all I remember of the rodeo.

A B-1 flew over the rodeo, and we thought it must be Nathan. That is a very loud airplane. Nathan said that he didn't do the fly over, but was headed out the Kansas or somewhere. Oh well. It was almost him.

So we watched the bare back riding, and the calf tying, and the barrel racing and the team roping. It was all very exciting. It rained all through the rodeo, and there was some spectacular lightening. We were not under the overhang, but I took comfort in the fact that the rain was falling sideways, so even those under the overhang were getting wet, but not too wet, it was only a light rain. Our favorite was the bull riding, even though none of the bulls charged into the grandstand.


Donna Boucher said...

Good news....bad news....

Our families in the service sure have it hard!

Bless you and your hubby!

Anonymous said...

Hey Wendy, if you guys really get into rodeo, we could meet up in Calgary or Pendleton! I thought the Cow Palace rodeo was pretty cool, especially when the bull landed in some poor lady's lap.

texasblu said...

Well, glad to hear about Ellsworth.. sad to hear about Nathan. :( Your family's sacrifice isn't unnoticed by those of us who appreciate it! HUGS!