stampede has kidnapped my city. the centennial birthday means more 'cowboys' on every street corner and more busyness than i have ever experienced. it probably comes as no surprise that we aren't really stampede goers - quite the opposite actually. i don't know if i am hyper-senetive this year or if its actually crazier than usual, but i find myself a little on edge. there seems to be so much chaos! so many sirens passing day and night, so much noise, garbage, clutter, beer cans, hecticness- everywhere we go. i appreciate that most of the city if having a lot of fun this week, but i am also looking forward to a little bit of quiet, a small amount of calm, and enjoying a somewhat slower pace in our beloved city.
(ok, i won't lie - the crazy additions to the midway food this year sounds pretty wild! bacon sundae funnel cake, deep-fried kool-aide and jalapeño corn dogs?! whaaaat??)