Chilly in Tucson

The weather the last two weeks has not been the Tucson weather I signed up for.   With highs in the sixties, and A LOT of rain last week, it’s been a little cold and dismal.  Fortunately, however, the weather was bright and warm last Saturday for the Tucson Rodeo (a.k.a La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros).  The rodeo has been going on all this week, but I was lucky enough to be there for the opening day.  I wasn’t really sure  what to expect to be honest, but it was actually a lot like in the movies with riders attempting to stay on a horse’s back for eight seconds, and steer wrestling.  It’s not completely my style, but the food stands and games around the stadium reminded me of the State Fair back home.  Ultimately, I had a lot of fun!

While I don’t have pictures of it, I also had the opportunity this week to see a performance of Dances Near and Far performed by the UA Dance department with a few guests.  It was absolutely amazing, and even though it was  30 degrees as I walked back to my dorm, it was completely worth it!  The performances featured everything from folk dances from Ireland to modern creations like “STYX” by Michael Williams, which draws inspiration from Greek mythology.  One of the highlights though had to be “America Through the Ages.”  This included excerpts from a complete show performed a few years ago that was condensed for this program to include square dancing, swing, and hip-hop.  It was a really incredible program to watch.

That’s about it for this post, but with spring break just around the corner, I’m excited to see a bit more of Tucson in the next couple of weeks.

Until next time ~

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