Moab UT

Moab UT

Saturday, August 25, 2007

North Texas Fair and Rodeo

On Thursday night we hopped in the van and headed over to the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. Last year was our first year to go and it was mighty hot. Not to mention the fact that I was 8-1/2 months pregnant. Anyhow, this year the temp was much cooler and my little 'heater' is now in a stroller.

It's pretty much your typical local fair with rides, local crafts, food booths and , our favorite, the rodeo. I love rodeo's. As a kid we looked forward to the local rodeos. We would always beg my parents to sit as close to the shoots as possible. Well, my kids aren't quite as excited as I was to go to the rodeo. They are more interested in the rides. (In all fairness, there were no rides connected with my hometown rodeo.) Anyhow, we settled in and watched the bull riding. Since Katya has voiced interest in being a cowgirl when she grows up, we asked her how she liked the bull riding. She said "not too terribly". Thank you...

Then came something new to us all. It's called "Mutton Bustin'". I hope you all get to see this sporting event at least once in your life. It is for young boys and girls 5-7 years old and under 55lbs. They get on a sheep and see how long they can stay on as the sheep comes barreling out of the shoot-really fast. There ain't nothin' cuter than a mini cowboy tryin' to ride a mutton'. It is too cute. Katya says this is the kind of cowgirl she wants to be. We may need to skip the fair from now on...

Here are a couple of pics: (Make sure you click on the last photo to check out the little cowboy straddling the fence while sizing up the competition in his 'flamed' chaps.)