90th Tucson Rodeo
Over the weekend I went to an event sponsored by Canon. The event was at Tucson Rodeo which was celebrating its 90th Anniversary. Its the 21 biggest Rodeo in the United States. This was my first Rodeo which turned out to be a lot of fun. There were all sorts rodeo events with participants as young as 4 years old all the way to Pro Men and Women Rodeo events. The events included RAM Mutton Bustin' , Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc and Bareback riding.
Canon supplied lenses and cameras and was situated in a good place to photograph the Rodeo. They served lunch and drinks as part of the event. Considering it was my first rodeo I would say I took so good shots. Have a look!
New years 2015
Started of the new year with 4 inches of snow. Temps have been down to the mid 20’s. Did not do our regular New Years eve Dinner at the Keg, hope to do it next year. PNB Paribas Open is right around the corner. Looking forward to good tennis and food. Will take a detour down to Temecula at the end for some wine tasting and a tour at Taylor Guitars just south of Temecula.
June 20th 2014 - 12th Anniversary
Its an even year anniversary so that mean's its Terry's turn to plan it. She did a great job as usual. We had a nice relaxing weekend in Sonoita. We stayed a Xanadu Ranch which is Hybrid B and B Guest Ranch. The ranch is also pet friendly so we brought Lucy on her first trip/vacation. It was very relaxing. Did our usually wine testing and were able dine out at Overland Trout (Cowboy slang for Bacon). We dined out side so we were able to bring Lucy a long. She actually behaved really well considering the tasty food we were eating.
JDRF Charity Art Exhibit
Another successful charity art exhibit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Last year we raised $3000 dollars, hopefully this year we raised as much or more. This year we added something new to the exhibit, a silent auction. I entered six photographs for the art exhibit. One of my shots (pictured on the left) was auctioned for $205.00. As usual there was tasty appetizers and wine.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research.
Desert Botanical Gardens Trip
Went on a Unit 48 day trip to the Desert Botanical Gardens. We were lucky to visit during the time that the the Chihuly in the Garden art exhibit was displayed though out the gardens. Started off with a nice lunch at the Patio CAFÉ. After lunch we spent a few hours walking around the gardens. To top things off most of us headed towards Scottsdale for a nice dinner at Cowboy Ciao’s.