An End of Summer Recap in Steamboat Springs

It was another fantastic summer here in the ‘Boat. There were parades, long-horn steers to ride, rodeos to watch, fun barbecues to attend, hot air balloons filling the sky, dog agility shows, and professional cycling races.

We decided that there was so much that we did this past summer, we need to look back at all the fun events in which we took part. Life gets kind of crazy sometimes, and reminiscing about good times is good for the soul.

Rodeo Kick Off Barbecue with Sweetwood Cattle Company

The Steamboat Springs Rodeo is a big deal here in Steamboat. At the beginning of rodeo season, we decided to start the season of right. And what’s better than a barbecue? We worked with Sweetwood Cattle Company (who did a fantastic job of grilling), and the rodeo royalty served up the hamburgers and drinks. Everyone had a great time, and we ushered in rodeo season in grand style.

Rodeo Kick Off Party at F.M. Light - Sweetwood Burgers

The refreshments and dessert table in the boot section.

Sweetwood Cattle Company Grilling outside F.M. Light - Rodeo Kick-Off Pary

The grill-master’s from Sweetwood, grilling up a storm!

Folks Enjoying the Food at F.M. Light (Food from Sweetwood Cattle Company)

A few folks enjoying those delicious hamburgers.

Rodeo Kickoff Party at F.M. Light - Music Outside

We had live music outside for everyone to enjoy.

Rodeo Royalty in F.M. LIght and Sons for Rodeo Kickoff Party

Here is the rodeo royalty – they were great!

Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo

Yeehaw for rodeo season! We had a blast at the rodeo this year. But, then we always do. Did any of you attend the rodeo? We hope you had a fantastic time!

Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo - Bull Rider Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo: Bull Rider

This cowboy was the only one who was able to stay on for 8 seconds. This was because the bull just stood there. They offered him a re-ride, but since no one else had scored, he took the points. An unusual day at the rodeo!

July 4th: Longhorn Steer

The 4th of July is always amazing in Steamboat, but this year we had a special visitor. A longhorn steer visited F.M. Lights and gave rides. This particular Texas longhorn has 5 horns that are 5 feet wide!

Rebecca, F.M. Light Employee, Riding the Longhorn

This is Rebecca, who works at F.M. Light.

Little Girl Rides Longhorn Steer outside F.M. Light

This little girl looks like she’s not too sure about this fellow…

Little Boy Smiles While Riding Longhorn Steer at F.M. Light

This boy, on the other hand – looks like he’s having a blast with this Longhorn from Texas!

That’s just a sampling of the fun we had this summer in Steamboat! (Read about another event, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge that took place. We presented a custom belt buckle to the winner of the stage!). If you would like to keep up with us on a daily basis, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!