Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017 - Gold Rush Days

It was a little bit cooler today ... supposed to 'only' get to 103°F today. Seven degrees cooler than yesterday.
I didn't stay in Old Town very long today - I left around 2pm. I listened to 2 of the guest lecturers that came for the Mag7 convention. Then, I went out and wandered around waiting for the last Pony Express ride. It was interesting and almost a big tragedy. One of the horses decided she was done and got away. Luckily, she knew her name and the announcer shouted it over the microphone and she stopped just shy of the cobblestone road and the other rider grabbed her bridle. If she hadn't stopped she would have ran into the crowd at that end of the grassy area.
I took lots of pictures of horses and plaques today.
Resting.
The Pony Express began here.
Plaque at the base of the statue.
Fire Brigade
The horse that ran off.
Thank goodness, I am off tomorrow. I need to give my broken toe a rest after wearing cowboy boots all weekend! I am icing it right now.