Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bridgeport - Part I

Last Saturday hubby, me and our dog Little Bit headed toward the eastern sierras for the 4th of July weekend. We were heading to Bridgeport California for three nights and were about to participate in an old fashioned Independence Day weekend. We went with one of our boating buddies that has family in Nevada. We arrived mid afternoon and checked into our motel. That night our boating buddies brother had gotten all of us tickets for the cowboy poetry show at the Bridgeport Ranch. The headliners were Don Edwards and Brenn Hill.
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Hubby and I have heard cowboy poetry before and found it rather hokey. Well we were in for a surprise indeed. What a wonderful patriotic show and the backdrop of those mountains were breathtakingly beautiful. It lasted for three hours and we could have stayed even longer. We went away feeling so very proud to be an American.
We went back to the motel, shared some champagne together and talked about what a wonderful show we had just seen. We had a full day planned for Sunday so it was time to call it a night. Tomorrow it's exploring Bear and Lois' ranch on top of a hill in Nevada.

26 comments:

  1. I bet that was great. A fourth of July theme. No one can do it better than the Cowboys.

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  2. That sounds like a fun weekend. And what a perfect backdrop for Independence Day! Nothing is more American than cowboys.

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  3. Sounds wonderful! I'm glad it turned out to be a good Fourth of July for you! You seem to do so many fun things.

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  4. Woof! Woof! Sounds a great mini vacay ... glad to hear you brought Little Bit. Golden Thanks for voting ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar n mom

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  5. Wow, that sounds like something that should be in a movie.Glad you had such a good time. What a great thing to do for the Fourth. Have a great week.

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  6. Sounds like a fab time to me. Wish we could join you.

    Big hugs from cool Michigan honey..

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  7. Awesome! The mountains and the music sound fantastic. I like how cowboys think.

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  8. Glad to know y'all had such a great time. Yes, indeed, it is great to be an American.

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  9. That is definitely a spectacular back-drop!

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  10. I grew up on Country Western music... emphasis on the western... not the country music of today. Lots of cowboy songs. Love it! On one of my visits to Colorado one year I attended a Cowboy Campfire Cookout. Some very UNfancy eatin' and some fabulous cowboy singing in the Colorado Rockies. Loved every minute of it!

    Big hugs xoxo

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  11. Wow, those mountains are beautiful! Sounds like a great way to celebrate our independence!

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  12. Sounds amazing! Have fun and be safe!

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  13. Wow! I love cowboy poetry!!! What a terrific evening and weekend :)
    Just sayin'.
    Heres my comment back to u on my blog: No cell phone? How do u live without one (a cell phone)? Lol! Smart girl! Biiiiiiig hug!!!

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  14. Ha haaaaa ... I have figured out basic blogging by phone! Yaaaay!

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  15. But i havent woken up yet lol .... Hence being captain redundant (saying cell phone repeatedly) ha ha haaaaa. It is soooooo good to be able to blog from my phone! Just havent figured out how to get the photos to send.

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  16. Sometimes you can really enjoy something that you don't expect to :)

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  17. You had a wonderful patriotic weekend!

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  18. Sounds like you had a fun time, love the photos and the scenery behind :-)

    Thanks for sharing

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  19. cowboys and country folks are some of the most patriotic in the world! look at sarge, prime example. glad you had a good time, i knew you would with zane there!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  20. I don't believe I've ever heard cowboy poetry. Sounds like you had a fun weekend though

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  21. It sounds like you and Mr. Plus had a fine time this past weekend. It looks beautiful where you were. :)

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  22. That is really cool, and that backdrop?! Gorgeous. I want to fly out there just to do family portraits in that same spot. We live in a very beautiful and diverse country.

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  23. You sure had a great time by the sounds of things. What a spectacualr back drop for the show, it doesn't get much better than that.

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  24. What a unique, wonderful thing to do for the holiday!
    It is fun to see how people celebrate the 4th in other parts of our own country. I felt that way once when I went to see the 4th of July celebration at Stone Mountain in Georgia. I've never seen anything more patriotic!

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