Yesterday I shared here about camp at Mule Days, the super fun and not-so-serious rodeo for mules and donkeys I went to over Memorial Day weekend. Here are a few shots from the grandstand and sidewalk as we watched the parade. I love those donkeys when they’re all done up:Aunt Jo and I, and our hand stamps to get in to the arena.There were amazing beards all over the place:
I loved the setting, mountains on both sides.The chariot races are hilarious.Don’t try to tell a donkey he needs to go faster:Cutest little covered wagon:Aunt Jo givin’ some lovin’ to a Hall-of-Famer:I’m so going to make a bikini for Zipper, one of my aunt’s sassy donkeys:Things got a little weird:My favorite was when they did the packing scramble. All of the donkeys and horses were let loose, leaving the people to round up their groups of six mules and one horse. Once they were all together, they had to get all the gear loaded up, too.And then there was the parade. Time to get up close and personal.I loved this little miniature donkey named Blossom:My aunt helped start Wild Ass Women back in the day:This chick is awesome. She shows her mule, brahma bull and zebra at the same time:Fresh ground mule: 10 cents a pound:Love this hippie chick and the mule’s bell bottoms:And just like that, it was all over. Until next year …
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