Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chicks N Chaps

Every year, come Western Montana Fair time, an event arrives that my daughter and I attend called Chicks and Chaps. It is such a fun time and it benefits Breast Cancer research here in Montana. Registration is limited to 250 lucky ladies. It is a much sought after ticket so I signed us up back in March. We had such a great time! From the ride on the bus all decorated with pink and brown balloons, with Country music blaring from the speakers, to the rodeo that night, the day was filled with fun events. We had a silent auction of hundreds of gifts and we were both lucky and E. Charlotte won a blinged out purse and I won a cowboy boot birdhouse (handmade by a cancer survivor). We were so thrilled! The beer and wine flowed and the food was spectacular, especially the rum/vodka frozen sugared grapes!....LOL We enjoyed the Rodeo Clinic and tried our hand at roping, bull riding and barrel racing (of course all without real animals) while the real rodeo cowboys waited on us hand and foot. Later there was a live auction where one of the favorite items auctioned was the pink shirt right off a hunky cowboys back. It went for $2600!! And no, it wasn't I who bought it...LOL The day was very hot and volunteers gave us ice filled pink bandannas to hang across our neck, we watched the real rodeo from our special seats while we checked out what was in our huge pink goodie bag. Such fun! The folks who put on this event should be commended, it was a premier event and every need was thought of. As E and I rode the bus back to the Sunrise Saloon we were tired, dirty, and happy. We waved good-bye to other "Chicks" and said "See ya next year!" Oh yeah, I'm already looking forward to August 2013. Always, Kit


Julie Marie said...

What a wonderful time and for such a worthy cause... you both look adorable!... congrats on winning those goodies!!! Lucky ladies... wishing you the rest of a beautiful weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

Jen said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time at this great event! :) You guys are adorable!

Pom Pom said...

I love the way your exuberance comes out in your words, Kit! I'm smiling! Thank you for sharing your joy! It sounds WONDERFUL!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I think it's neat that you and E. did this again this year. It looks like you had a blast and one some cool prizes too.

The pictures are great!

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

The Boston Lady said...

Kit this looks like it was so much fun. So glad you had such a good time! Ann

Rebecca Nelson said...

Wow...looks like you had so much fun, Kit! I'd LOVE to visit this someday!

Glad you have a handy guy, too! I"m spoiled and admit it. Once my guy's schooling is over we'll be back to the makeover grind. Love it tho!


Decor To Adore said...

What a fun event!