I took advantage of the nice weather this trip and pulled off the road in St. Paul to shoot a pix of this wall mural. While I couldn't find a date on the painting, I figure it's got to be pretty old based on its weathered condition. Placed on the side of what looks like an old bank building that sits at the main intersection of town, the mural serves as advertising for the St. Paul rodeo that has taken place for the last seventy-seven years on the 4th of July. Believe me when I say, rodeos are alive and well living in small towns across the country. I spent the weekend in bumper to bumper traffic when I ventured out to the berry farm -- big rigs pulling horse trailers in front of me and big rigs pulling horse trailers in back of me. In addition to the rodeo in St. Paul, on the other side of town to the east, there is a rodeo in Mollalla and the only road to and from both events runs through the middle of this little community I call home. Two rodeos on the same holiday keep these cowboys and those buckle bunnies busy running back and forth to compete and perform at both locations. It certainly is a different world -- not better not worse -- just different.