Travels with The Fresh Lobster – Running of the Bulls
Well, we sure are glad that Mary Kate was not one of the 23 people who were injured during the 2013 Running of the Bulls. She looks happy and healthy with our friend, The Fresh Lobster, here on the streets of Pamplona.
We wondered about this annual tradition. How did something like this even get started? This is what we learned from Wikipedia:
Spanish tradition says the true origin of the run began in northeastern Spain during the early 14th century. While transporting cattle in order to sell them at the market, men would try to speed the process by hurrying their cattle using tactics of fear and excitement. After years of this practice, the transportation and hurrying began to turn into a competition, as young adults would attempt to race in front of the bulls and make it safely to their pens without being overtaken. When the popularity of this practice increased and was noticed more and more by the expanding population of Spanish cities, a tradition was created and stands to this day.
Thank you, Mary Kate. We really enjoyed this picture of you and TFL in Spain. We are sorry to hear that TFL may have gotten lost in the shuffle and excitement. Be sure to contact us in the office and we will send you another TFL to share your world travels.
We really get a kick out of seeing where in the world TFL shows up. We would love to send The Fresh Lobster along to accompany any of your on your travels. Drop us an Email and let us know where to send your Fresh Lobster friend. If your picture is chosen as the photo of the month, we will send you a Fresh Lobster T- Shirt!