Thursday, September 23, 2010
A 30-minute drive from Walla Walla will take you to the little Oregon town of Pendleton, nestled at the foot of some hills at the junction of Interstate 84 and Oregon Highway 11. The Pendleton Round-up (some of you might be more familiar with the term "rodeo") took place this past weekend, and the town was bustling with vendors, participants, visitors, and wannabe rodeo stars. Here's a view of the round-up arena from a hill on the other side of town. Note the collection of white tents near the bottom left of the picture. Those are all vendors peddling their wares to those who come to this famous round-up. I didn't go this year, but hope to next year; if I do, I'll share photos, for sure.