Friday, February 25, 2011

Cowgirl Up!

How often do you see THIS rolling through your neighborhood?

HLSR Trail Riders
It's Rodeo time in Houston! If you are not from Texas (or Calgary) the word RODEO may conjure up visions of a rinky-dink rodeo arena, a few haggard looking horses and broken down cowboys. Let me school you on RODEO, Houston, Texas style... briefly, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo posted attendance of 2.2 MILLION last year requiring more than 22,000 volunteers, it runs for 20 days, hosts live concerts every night (Sugarland, KISS, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Selena Gomez, Tim McGraw... you get the picture!), and is kicked off by a BBQ
Cook-Off that last year was attended by 221,300 hungry Texans.

The Trail Riders come from all over Texas and make their way through our neighborhood on their way to get the party started. Don't be fooled, I am NO country girl, but I LOVE me some Rodeo! It is a people watching, junk food, margarita fueled fest like no other... so expect some Rodeo updates over the next month. Headed to the Cook-Off on Saturday night, which requires an outfit that's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll... and now, I must go get my inner Cowgirl on!

10 comments:

Dorine said...

Hey Sissy,

Cute post. I love the outfit. Is this yours to wear to the cookoff? If so, you will look very uptown, cowgirl like. By the way, I will have to post about "Mule Day" in Columbia, coming up in about a month.

Love ya girl.

Orangies Attic said...

No, this is my fantasy outfit! HA! I have something similar, but not nearly as uptown... :)

Judy El Masri said...

Well as of this morning I have a new pair of boots since my 11 year old put her boots I bought at Cavender's on and guess what?? Too small, but they fit Mommy :) Love those boots that you found one day I am going to plunk down the big bucks for a custom made pair like that; might be when I am a grandma put who cares?

Alessandra @Tribal Times said...

I would so rock that shirt!!

Kim Mallinger said...

You get on with your inner cowgirl Aunt Kelly! I'm going to buy my boots this weekend! Looking at some Spring Break dates, will call ya soon! I'm ready for some people watchin' and country dancin' too! Yee Haw and Happy Friday!

Melody said...

Haha, that sounds too fun. I've never been to a rodeo even though I grew up in the right area for it.

Linda B said...

Chicago's a lot different, I see.

Lulu Grey said...

That sounds so fun. There is a rodeo in NJ called the Cowtown Rodeo, we keep meaning to go. Those boots are the bomb, btw.

Lindsay said...

Oh I'm drooling at the thought of all that fun!! WoW ! I'm adding that to my Bucket list!

primalpainter said...

Rodeos are so cool. My sister's kids have been heavily involved in rodeo since they were itty bitty, travelling all over the country. Now her oldest is in the professional rodeo circuit.

2.2 million visitors? Wow, that's alot of cowboys!

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