Easter Sunday everyone looked so lovely we had to take a Barton family photo
A new favorite photo shoot spot... the wall from our little sterilized community to the rest of humanity
It started to drizzle. Not letting it rain on our parade, we continued our friends photo shoot inside... for the camera's sake, not ours :-)
What could be so interesting to capture everyone's attention?
Our awesome neighbor!
Organic... yes folks, not miles away from us we discovered a 100% organic, live cultures frozen yogurt... just one more reason to come visit us
The last Saturday of April, Guthrie had a parade celebrating the 89er's... those that came to claim their land in 1889. We heard they would be doing some re-enacting type things and donned our Victorian outfits only to discover that was the week before. This week was just the parade! Any excuse to get dressed up works. I mean, don't they look lovely?
We met some other friends right before the parade started.
"I'd like a ride in that one!"
Wishing we saw "The Bean" among the other cars
Two wonderful mothers
Me and my Pa
Right after this a lady doing a bridal shoot asked to "borrow" Pa for some pictures as she didn't have a groom and he looked the part!
Bringing old style back
A lady in white that is quite the lovely sight!
A close up.
Us kids decided we could look at these pictures of Mom all the time and not tire of them!
We visited the original State Capital Publishing Museum for the first time. As we walked in, the gentleman to the right asked if we could do a photo shoot for advertising the place since we looked the part. They were wondering how to get the right outfits. We told him ours were about 10 years off, but they said it was better then the modern formal picture they had.
Never to old to sit in Mom's lap... she said so.
Never to old to sit in her loves lap either.
Yup... that's Mom.
Our version of what it might have looked like at the time
Everything that came to mind for this was stating the obvious... fun times, group shot, cool background... it was all of the above
Service with a smile
Anything look odd about this picture? That ladder is about 10 feet away from her.
It wasn't what I had in mind, but I love how the back of Mom's hair turned out.
"I'd like to claim my property, please." "Sign on the line, ma'am"
Western wear, get it here
The original publishing equipment
I think parasols were the sunglasses of the 1900's
After walking about town we headed to our first rodeo. As they set up we talked with some of the people around. Marscel asked this guy if he could pet his horse. He said, "Sure... Want to ride him?"
Does the horse look familiar? He was the side stepper in the parade.
We forgot to bring a change of clothes (being dusty there), but he didn't have any objection to me riding in a dress and Victorian boots. If only it was a side saddle!
The actual show... bucking bronchos, calf roping, barrel racing, mutton busting, and the grand finale, bull riding.