Sunday, March 11, 2018

HOUSTON RODEO AND LIVESTOCK SHOW

Wednesday, February 28 – We've been in Houston, Texas, about a week and have spent the time settling in here at the Houston Elks Lodge which is actually in Stafford, a suburb to the south of town. We are here to visit with our daughter, Carrie, before heading to Ohio for the summer.

When in Houston during March, we always try to attend the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show.

Houston Rodeo

This is a huge event lasting 20 days. Not only are there hundreds of animals to see in the livestock section, but there is a large vendor section of people selling all types of Texas type products and of course food. There is an entire building for horse shows and judging and tons of rides for the kids.

Wednesday is “seniors”day. Seniors get into the exhibitions for free, and for $10 more can attend the rodeo and concert that follows. Tonight's concert is Little Big Town, which we'll attend, making for a late night!

Rodeo Mascot.
Houston Rodeo

Some little facts about Texas you may not know.

Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo

Our first stop is always checking out any new additions to the rodeo.
Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo

Marsha loves looking at the artwork done by Houston students.
Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show

The quilts were outstanding this year…according to Marsha. Difficult to get good photos when we have to shoot through glass.

Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo

Aisles and aisles of vendors.
Houston Rodeo

Maybe we could use one of these in the 5th wheel?
Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show

The rodeo is so big that they have to cycle the different animals in the bull pen area. Today there were just about 1,000 Brahman bulls. How do we know that you ask? Masha walked an entire aisle and counted the bulls and then multiplied by seven for the seven rows. The row she counted didn’t even have a bull at each station. Now that is a lot of bull for sure.

These guys were having a meeting of the minds.
Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo

The aisles go on forever.
Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo

Lots of decorations all around NGR.
Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo

That should give you a great idea of some of the offerings at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo. Our next blog will cover the Rodeo and concert. A great start to a long but fun day.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

10 comments:

  1. I love, absolutely love, George Strait. He got his big break at the Houston Rodeo. He was at his home when he got a call that Eddie Rabbit who was the headliner that night was sick. Could he make it there. He did and the rest is history. King George!

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  2. We may get there some day.... Just can't seem to get the nerve to fight the crowd

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  3. Looks like a fun day enjoying all the sights.

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  4. Always interesting to see your photos of the rodeo. We have no plans to go, so it’s nice to see parts of it through your blog.

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  5. You always have such a good time at the rodeo/livestock show. If that is just the count for the Brahman Bull, I can't even begin to imagine how many animals total. it must take days to see all the animals! Wow! Those Brahman aren't the cutest either:) Just saying but don't tell them about that ugly hump! Haha!

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  6. I can't imagine a livestock show lasting 20 days! The biggest livestock show I've ever been to is the tiny two-day show on San Juan Island. It's mostly fancy chickens and goats there. :-) You're killing me with your photos of cowboy boots. I'm really wanting boots. It happens every time I spend any time in Texas, haha!

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  7. OK, I am inspired to attend, and have even added it to my calendar for 2019, when I believe we may be in Houston late enough to make it happen.

    Your BULL story was hilarious! Loved ALL The pics. . .very well done.

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  8. That is one huge livestock show. Love the boots and the quilts. LuAnn

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