This past weekend we went to the Larimer County Fair. Our first country county fair. To compare Santa Clara or Alameda fairs would be comparing apples to oranges. The Larimer County Fair was good ole timey fun, with a legit rodeo. There was a craft brewery area with lots of tastings (yum), tons of carnival games and about 20 rides altogether, mostly geared towards children. The fair was probably 1/4 the size of the fairs I am used, but it was perfect. With children it’s not too much, just the right amount. However, the ride prices were insane, 25 dollars for a all access pass to the rides. Holy cow just bend me over and take it right there, but the kids had fun. The rodeo was a real eye opener. I have been to horse camp, my family raised horses, I have cleaned and saddled a horse, I have been to rodeos in the bay area, never in the country. Whew, my eyes were opened. Cowboys and Cowgirls just riding around on horses from age 5-70+. UH-MAZING! Oh and you can actually win a fish, like back in the day. Throw a ping pong ball in the colored fish bowl and win a fish. The kids found a tractor to sit in and eat, as well as climb and play on.
On Sunday we learned another officer was gunned down for Memphis PD. This one hit close to home as well. David is in a mini academy with Fort Collins PD, one of his classmates came from Memphis PD. Not only did David’s classmate know him, he was actually academy classmates with Memphis PD officer. To LEO’s its like loosing a brother or sister. I am glad the killer is in custody, Rest in Peace Officer Bolton. My thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends of Office Bolton and all LEO’s.