(Why don’t 3 year olds look at the camera ever-is that just me???? Our beloved Astrodome in the back)
It’s Rodeo time! Now I’m a native Texan, as is our daughter, my husband, his family and my family. I grew up in Massachusetts from junior high up so I am basically your North/South mix. I do have to say that Rodeo in Houston does bring out my childhood and the native Texan in me…you see it feels like home.
If you aren’t from Texas this is the time to come. It’s warm but not too hot and Rodeo is here. Nothing so uniquely Texas as rodeo.
Row has been going since she was an itty bitty-just like bluebonnet pictures-coming soon! Now for those of you who don’t know Rodeo contains two parts-the livestock show during the day-actually all day, there’s also a carnival next to our beloved Astrodome and then Rodeo which contains the actual events-roping and riding and fireworks inside ending with a stage concert.
Row is still too little for Rodeo but we love some livestock show.
We trekked it on out to downtown Houston and braved our way through crazy parking. We rode the tram-which she loved, feet kicking screaming “Whoo” and finally got there.
Admission into the livestock show is $10 for adults and $8 for children-under 2 free. We headed right into the building for some air conditioning. The hall is filled with artwork from area Houston schools. From the littles to the bigs. All with a Texas theme. There is a ton of shopping-all Rodeo and Texas themed-what else of course.
And then….the animals. The show features cows, bees, rabbits, pigs, horses, donkeys,and chickens. Filled with education and fun facts about caring for animals and how animals help people everyday. Rows fav were the chickens-of course her Grandpa has chickens so naturally she loves them.
Each area featured demonstrations and gave out collectors card-cool! There was also an FFA area where high schoolers could show off their animals-we avoid this do to mess-and not wanting to run the stroller through it.
We ended our day with a walk through the carnival-all kinds of carnival food, and a walk through the food section-every kind of BBQ you could imagine. We had a great day. I love sharing our culture with Row.
If you haven’t been this should be on your Texas bucket list! What would you love to see?