Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I recently went with a few other drivers to cheer on our 2 competitors at the State Roadeo Competition in Bemidji. One of our guys got 2nd place !! ( WAY TO GO, DARRELL!!!)

We spent a few days there, just having fun. We were quite disappointed to get to the competition and find we actually missed cheering on our guys! The long bus competition (which they are in) was first this year. It was last last year. Needless to say, we were quite bummed out. It was raining and nasty out but we decided to set up our chairs...and table...(one girl brought it and couldn't wait to set it up. It was just a rain catcher...we had nothing to put on it! At least she got to see her new toy, not quite in action however.) We "cheered" the short bus competition. We sat near the end of the course where they drive fast through lines of large construction barrels. They are supposed to get between them without hitting any and then make a quick stop and end up within 6 inches of a construction cone in front of them without hitting it.

The more barrels they knocked over, the louder we cheered. Then we practiced our Princess and Queen waves (like they wave in parades) at the carts that would drive by. We got real creative and did "the wave" (like at football games) with our umbrellas for the carts too. We were just having fun to lighten our disappointment at missing our guys competition...the whole reason we went in the first place!

Later at the Awards Banquet we were all sitting around a table with an old guy and his wife that we befriended last year. One of the judges went up to speak. We were only half paying attention. He started off by thanking everyone for being out there on such a nasty weather day and thanking the judges for standing out there in the rain. Then he started talking about something that made him smile through the rain..."There were four young ladies..." We started looking at each other like kids that got busted doing something wrong. He was talking about us! He continued .. " Hecklers Row who cheered the drivers for knocking down barrels! The more they knocked down, the more they cheered..." We did what we felt was expected and cheered loudly. The guy looked shocked. When we spoke to him later he said he didn't realize that we were there.

Now we have a title. Hecklers Row. We are already planning for next year in Albert Lea. We plan to wear feather boas and tierras and cheer with pom poms. We may even make score cards with numbers 0 - 10 to flash as the drivers pass...of course OUR guys will get all 10' matter what! The organizer for the event in Albert Lea was there. We joked that we might make the news. She said with the planned outfits, we will probably make the front page of the newspaper.

It's good to have goals.....hehehehehe.

I'm looking forward to our 2008 Roadeo Competition (which decides who goes to International/State next year) It is in mid-september...wish me luck!


Anonymous Red said...

Obama Rules !
Yes We Can ....................!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Jeanne Ree said...

I'm still undecided...neither candidate jumps out at me. Neither is one that makes me say... Gee, can't WAIT to see him as president!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i hope you had a lot of fun at the rodeo. I know i did. I didn't score as good as i thought but there will allways be next year. I should be there i think... make sure you tell all of the heckler row i said hi!!!! :) have a good week

5:45 PM  
Blogger Jeanne Ree said...

Anonymous...Is that Big D from Nic??? Whoever you are...I hope to be your competitor next time! If not, I'll settle for partying on the sidelines.

Hecklers Row Rocks!!

9:54 AM  

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