Saturday, March 1 – After the parade (Which we reported on in our previous post), we jumped on the train and rode it to the Reliant Center (The Houston Texan Football Stadium) to attend The World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest.
The Bar-B-Que takes over one of the huge parking areas outside the stadium. There are over 100 entries cooking 1000's of pounds of meat. This is three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing. There is entertainment in most of the tents, a large outdoor stage for bands, the rodeo carnival is in full swing, and thousands of Houstonians looking for a good-time.
Carrie, our daughter here in Houston, is one of many sponsors of the Holy Cow Cookers tent.
This is a huge tent nicely equipped with a full-service bar, a coffee bar, a small bakery (fresh cookies and muffins), photo booths, restrooms, and of course a buffet of every kind of barbeque you can imagine. I think these sponsors try to outdo each other in decorating the tents in various “cowboy” themes.
Carrie arranges the sale of tickets for about 75 of her friends - heck, I don't even know 75 people ....LOL. Well, let me tell you, these young people (All young professionals in their 20's.) know how to have a good time. What a fun evening. We've been with most of these “friends” previously at different parties. They treat us like one of the gang – or is it like more like their parents :-).
Of course there is a lighted dance floor with a band and DJ's for continuous music.
We ate, drank, laughed, talked and danced the evening away with this fun loving group. We definitely ate waaay too much.
I would like to report we were out with the youngin's till the wee hours of the morning but naw, we called it a day around 9 o'clock. We jumped on the train for the ride back to our daughter's apartment, picked up our truck and left the late partying to the kids.
Thanks so much, Carrie. It was one awesome party!
We will show you some of the other tents at the Bar-B-Que in our next post. This post is getting a bit long.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!