The parade was pretty much like every other parade that we've seen- cars, clowns, floats, horses, marching bands and color guards.
When we had our fill of that, we headed over to Island Grove Park to see what was going on at the Greeley Stampede. We arrived before the gates opened so we were able to enter for free.
We got Sam a temporary tattoo of Mickey Mouse for $3. He proudly showed it all day, but forced us to remove it during his bath that evening. It would have stayed on for a few days, but his mind was set and he wanted it GONE.
We were able to get him to put on a cowboy hat for a photo, but that's the furthest that it went. He didn't want to wear it long, so we didn't buy him one.
We talked to some carnies who told us about some changes that were made to the dart game (because of some accidents where children were injured) and tried to get us to try their games, unsuccessfully.
Then we went over to the area where tractors were displayed. Sam loved being in the driver's seat.
After all this excitement in the sun, he crashed 5 minutes after we got him into his carseat.