In my first year of law school I lived in the grad student dorms. Another resident was a Canadian medical student doing a year in California as part of her medical program at McGill University. Susan was from one of the western provinces of Canada and said she missed the riding and rodeos of her home.
Barrel racing at the Calgary Stampede (Wikipedia)
My sister, as it happened, had been working the Grand National Horse Show and Rodeo for years. The Grand National is held in San Francisco every Fall and my sister always wants me to stop by, even if stopping by that year meant driving 90 minutes each way from my university. I told Susan of my connection and asked if she wanted to drive down with me.
Sis offered to leave a couple tickets for us at the gate, so we made the trip in…
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