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A post where the smell of crap is a good thing…

Before I moved back to the states I wrote a post on my former blog about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  I thought I would share that here since it’s just about to be Rodeo season.  I love the rodeo!

April 2008 –

Something I am looking forward to when I get back to the states is the rodeo. I haven’t been in years, and I can hardly stand it. Every time we have gone back to the states for a visit we’ve not been there during rodeo season. We even lived there for 7 months, but left a month and a half before the rodeo started. And yes…rodeo is a season in Houston. There’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, then rodeo. The next big thing after Christmas is The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and it is a major production. I just missed it when I was home for my grandmother’s sickness and funeral. I plan to be a full participant next year. March 3-22, 2009. I will be there.

Oh yeah…and I want a truck.

And some boots.

But I don’t have to have them to attend the rodeo. Well, the boots would be nice, but a truck isn’t mandatory.

I did get to attend the rodeo that year.  I had a hard time finding someone to go with me, and had all but given up on getting to go.  My sister saved the day with free tickets.  After seeing it again I convinced Ross to go one more time just to give the kids the rodeo experience.  

Ah…the sights, the sounds, the smells.  What can I say?  I may have been born in Louisiana, but I got to Texas as fast as I could!  

(Of course spending summers at my grandpa’s farm in Arkansas had a huge impact on my loving farm animals as well.)  

(I actually didn’t have anything to do with moving to Texas.  I was only 10 when my dad was transferred here.  I was just along for the ride.  They made me come!)  

(I also have fond memories of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  I’m craving King Cake just thinking about it.)  

(And then there’s Turkey.  Cay and baklava for everyone!)  

(You can’t put me in a box!)


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