Thursday, March 26, 2009

~ Last Day of the Rodeo~

Hi friends~
I wanted to share our last day at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. It was last Sunday and a 'local' band ZZ TOP was playing~
I took a picture of the sign as we came in on the bus~ we used the park & ride which I highly suggest because we didn't have any traffic and the bus ride was only a little

So, when we arrived Sunday ( remember the Genius & I were there Saturday for Brooks & Dunn ) we had a MASTER plan of what we wanted to do before the Rodeo started.

The Genius wanted to ride the mechanical bull~
Here she goes....

Look @ her....she's doing GREAT~

Whoops....there she
Great job Baby Girl~

I have to admit....I did not ride the ferris wheel....the lines were long and Mister convinced me it was ' boring anyway'. I secretly think he just didn't want me to claw him to death when at the very top. :) (That was the baby ferris wheel by the way )

Maybe next year????

Then we watched EXTREME bull riding..... I didn't take any pictures. I was too busy jumping up & down screaming....seeing the cowboys get thrown off the bull was a little scary @ moments. We did see a local bull rider when $55,000 for 8 seconds, the night before. Am I in the wrong business? j/k.

Time for the show!

The stadium was full.....we had great seats
( thanks to my father in law...he ROCKS )

ZZ rocked, too. They even had white furry guitars....

After ZZ Top performed....there was one more thing the Genius wanted to do....
I think it was called THE SLINGSHOT~
HUH? Why in the world would you want to do that????
Being the good father he is~ Mister decided to go w/her. YIKES!

Awe~ look @ them holding hands~

There they go~
I find that if you take pictures it's less scary to watch~

The slingshot goes straight up @ 100 mph in 1.2 seconds...they also did a somersault....and bounced up & down a few times....

Here they are coming down
( see their arms in the air....they're crazy....but I love them )

Here's a picture of what the slingshot looked like~

Then it was time to get back on the bus~ after Mister won me another cow :)

It was a GREAT day~
Hope your day is special!
Hugs~ J


onlymehere said...

No, I think I just want to forget about this snow storm! We may get another one or two before the snow year is over but that's okay. I can deal with it when I know it isn't going to last long. When I get spring fever bad I just come over here for a little virtual vacation and look at your garden or to someone else who lives in the south! This all looks so fun!

Ashley ~ said...

I might have tried the mechanical bull and the Ferris wheel ....... but the Slingshot*? NOT*!!!!! (SMILE) Mister is a LOT braver than I am*!!! He's a keeper*!

Betty said...

It looks like an awesome day! Your daughter and husband are crazy though! in a fun way though!


~♥~ Monica S said...

WOW!! Good times!! You've had alot of fun !
Oooooh I'd never EVER try that slingshot!! scary!!
HAve fun my friends.. sorry to have missed your previous sunrise!


Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

It looks and sounds like you all had a blast! Your Mister and the Genius are brave brave....woo that looked sling shot looked scaaarrry! They need some sort of award or something for getting on that thing! LOL! There is no way I could get on that one....either. I don't blame you for just watching from the sidelines! That's such a sweet pics of you and hubby....perfect ending to a perfect day...sounds like alot of fun....especially with zz top rockin' the house!
Hope you have a great weekend too!
Big Hugs,