Friday, March 10, 2006


We took the family to the rodeo yesterday. Except for the little boy, we've all been to rodeos before. I personally prefer smaller rodeos to the show that we get here in Houston, but then again, I prefer smaller towns, and smaller environments.

The kids had a lot of fun. We saw the livestock show for the most part, and skipped the rodeo part. There was a petting zoo, which the kids really liked, until a goat tried to jump on The Boy, thinking he had some goat food to munch. Kind of freaked The Boy out. The girl, on the other hand, had a blast, and little boy was going crazy running around petting the fawns, goats, sheep, and the pig.

Later, we took The Boy and the girl on the pony rides. The girl was in heaven, almost beside herself in anticipation - though not quite as pure joy as The Boy was when he first rode on the log flume. It was fun, though.

Then we ate. Nothing like rodeo, state fair, carnival food to get you going. It was just mildly overpriced for the quality, though it wasn't bad. The Boy, the mother in law, and I got to try alligator for the first time. It was tough, and it kind of tasted like a turkey neck. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't something I'd make a habit of having.

For the most part, the day was good. The kids had some issues near the end, and only a few of us got to see the pig races (the men, the women all missed the races). Everyone was tired, and we had a nice relaxing evening at home afterwards.

All in all, it was worth it. 30 dollars admission for the seven of us, so it wasn't too bad. Good fun all around.


English Professor said...

I was a little disappointed in the pig races at the fair this year--maybe that's because it was suffocatingly hot in the arena. But I can always go for junk food and putting kids on ponies.

"I was a little disappointed in the pig races at the fair this year"--how's that for an impressive opening from a doctoral candidate? :-)

Cassie said...

I personally prefer the weiner dog races they have here at Emerald Downs. Nothing like a bunch of "hot"dogs running around wildly.

Gramma said...

English Professor, I love it. It sounds like a great first line in a mystery. It immediately hooks the reader...

Michelle said...

LOL @ EP!!

Sounds like y'all had fun, just stopped by to wish you a happy weekend :)

Matthew said...

I always enjoyed the livestock show. I preferred it to the rodeo. Wouldn't it be fun to live in a rural area, where you could raise some domestic animals that are prohibited by deed restrictions?