Friday, February 20, 2009

Stock Show and Rodeo

I went to my first Rodeo...okay, okay, I've been to the Rodeo in Fortuna, but honestly, they just don't compare.  Here's a few photos from the day.

This rodeo event was my favorite.  It's called Mutton Bustin'...where small children (ages 4-7) hop on top of a large wooly sheep and the sheep races across the arena.  The child who stays on the longest wins.  It is hilarious.

Father and Son walked away with brand new hats.  What do you think...doesn't my husband look good in a cowboy hat?

Riley got new boots!

Have you ever seen so many cowboy hats in one place?

Us in the petting zoo.  Here I am eight months pregnant.

Now, what makes the San Antonio rodeo a real rodeo?  Well, people come from all over the US to compete in it.  There is a million dollar prize at the end.  Everyone performing is professional..meaning, this is what they do (read: all they do) to earn a living.  There was a female barrel racer who recently won $96,ooo for one race.  There is big money in this rodeo business.

Anyway, instead of posting a bunch of photos here, I'm going to redirect you to my mobile me gallery, through Apple.  It's very cool.  I hope you like it.  Click here.


BrendaLou said...

tracy---what a wonderful stoe of memories you are building in Texas for your young 'uns! BTW--no pattern for the quilt but you could divide a circle into equal wedges and then add the 1/4" seam. Miss you but love the blog.

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