Last Saturday, our friend, Lisa Sabena, who runs the best motels in Three Forks and Bozeman, asked us if we'd lend our old ranch truck to the Lewis & Clark Motel float in the annual Three Forks Rodeo Parade.
Three Forks is where the Gallatin, Jefferson and Madison Rivers come together to form the headwaters of the Missouri. It's a ranch town. Kathryn and the truck looked perfect.
Even with a Colt six shooter in my holster, I felt like a department store dummy. Three Forkers are real cowboys. They ride in rodeos.
I did my best. I beaned the urchins with salt water taffy like a real cowboy
and the float won first prize.