Saddle up and cruise the valley |

Saddle up and cruise the valley

I’m wearing my social coordinator blazer this weekend for a sight-seeing family extravaganza.Just call me cruise director Julie McCoy – without the big boat or the bad jokes.The ‘rents are in town from Indiana and we’re going to hit all those spots I haven’t had time to visit. Not to shock the die-hard locals, but I have yet to see Hanging Lake, Rifle Falls or Ashcroft.Hopefully we’ll have time to get it all in, especially a visit to the Woody Creek Tavern for on of the eccentric establishment’s three-limit margs.Maybe we’ll happen to spot a celebrity while we’re up valley.Johnny Depp, I’m waiting.

It’s happening in Parachute to boot: Grand Valley Days Rodeo, 7 p.m., Grand Valley Park Association Arena. Information: (970) 285-7719This is why I’d kick it up here: I love the rodeo – mutton bustin’, cowboys, bullriding, barrel racing, cowboys, calf roping. That’s how the West was won. Or something like that. The best part about Grand Valley Days is there are two rodeos instead of one. Double the cowboy, double the fun.

It’s happening in Carbondale to boot: KDNK Women’s Arm Wrestling Death Match, sign-up starts at 9 p.m., wrestling starts at 10 p.m. Phat Thai, Carbondale. Information: or call 963-0139This is why I’d kick it up here: OK, I’ve missed the first two KDNK arm wrestling events and regret every minute of it. Life should never be full of regrets. I really don’t have an excuse to miss this one, except maybe that my parents are in town. But whose parents don’t love a little female frivolity for the sake of community radio? Maybe my mom will join in the fun. Get ready, Croation Princess. I’ve heard Dian can give you a run for your money. Those McAnanys may be small and Irish, but you don’t want to get ’em riled up.

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