By Andy Anderson
I went to Oregon right after high school to pursue my dreams as a rodeo cowboy. I was living in Aurora with some great people, Rick Miller’s family,
who were friends of the family.
They took me in, treated me like family and helped me with a lot of things, like growing up. I had never really been out of the state of Texas so getting to travel and see the mountains had always been a dream of mine. I loved the Pacific Northwest. It was a lot to take in, but the people made the difference. Everyone was so nice and willing to help me out with anything and everything and jumped at the chance to show me something new.
I had been in Oregon for the better part of a year riding bucking horses and traveling all over the place. My little brother had just turned 16 and was wanting to get out of the house and come see and experience some of what I had been telling him about.