With S’mores, horseback rides, barrel racing, mutton bustin’, hot air balloon rides, firepits and live music, the COS Rodeo bring lively images of what the magic of the world looked like as a child…
As a young adult….
And as those who will always remain young at heart. Treasuring the simple, beautiful things about life and the magic it holds….
A big thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our 2017 rodeo. COS Rodeo 2018 renews the spirit June 20th with the same exciting layout. Western Wednesday’s wouldn’t be the same without the amazing people who participate and attend!
-The Adventures Out West team
The Pikes Peak region is flush with wildlife, from eagles and hummingbirds to elk and mountain lions. Many of these animals make their homes here in our back yards. The local population of the white-tailed deer spend their entire lives jumping fences and dodging cars trying to get to the next garden. The deer have nicknames such as Half Horn, Old 3 Legs and Dam Varmits. But compared to the dog-eating mountain lion, the deer are tame. Every year in Colorado Springs a dozen or so family pets become prey. The mighty mountain lion can weigh 130 lbs and can jump 20 feet. Dogs, cats and the occasional jogger end up on the plates of kitten lions. Check out the nature center at Helen Hunt Falls for more information on these and other beautiful Colorado animals.
Celebrity rockers, political icons and TV producers all showed up to support the annual summer vacation. Rockers included Aerosmith and Cher touring the area.
Steven Tyler was spotted in the back of a pick-up truck towing a llama. When asked about the incident he said “IT’S NOT VERY OFTEN I GET TO RIDE IN A TRUCK LIKE NORMAL FOLK.” We told him normal folk don’t ride in the back of the pick-up, just hillbillies. He never did stop talking.
Cher was a bit more secretive requiring a private tour with pick-up out by the dumpsters. “We were not informed as to who our secret guest would be so it was quite a surprise to see her.” Said Twister. “She was standing next to the grease pit with her poodle in hand and hot pink leather pants, real subtle.” During her concert that night at the World Arena Cher thanked Twister for letting her twirl his gun.
The political power house known as NATO also took the time to visit the area and support our summer. The group was headlined by Mrs. Donald Rumsfeld and other world leaders. During training with the secret service our drivers were told never to stop for anything, even if the endangered Mexican Spotted Owl was in the road. Twister said, These ladies were some of the most fun guests we’ve ever had.” The guest asked the famous Jeep drivers to pose with them for photos to take back to Washington.
TV coverage included appearances on The Outdoor Channel. The Outdoor Channel came along to support the summer long event and to get away from it all. The producers were quoted as saying. “It’s nice to get out and support the summer like this. We work all year long in hot and sweaty exotic locations. The cool dry climate here in Colorado Springs is second to none. “The show was amazing, and broadcasted scenic vistas of Colorado Springs world-wide. The celebrity tours have been such a success that many inquiries have been made for future tours. AOW has agreed to host next year’s summer tours.