Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Houston Rodeo

The Houston Rodeo has been on our bucket list of things to do.  My aunt won tickets and invited us out to Houston to see it and of course we took her up on the offer.

We toured the Agventure area of the rodeo.

Here we saw an exhibit of the different regions of Texas.  We learned about the different products, wildlife, and habitats of each region.

We had a fun time at the petting zoo.   There were sheep, goats, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, pigs, kangaroos, etc.

We looked at the egg to hen exhibit and saw baby chicks hatching.

We strolled by the miniature animals and learned the benefits of raising this type of livestock.

We made our way through the nursery section and saw all the babies that were born at the rodeo.  Plenty of calves, piglets, and kids.

We listened to a presentation of a dairy farmer.  He told us what it takes to raise dairy cows and how they are treated.  He explained the milking process of dairy cows and how the milk is transported from farm to store.  It was very interesting.

We stopped to watch the herding dog trials.  The sheep they had were extremely stubborn and it was giving the shepherd and dogs a rough go.

We walked through the vendor booths and grabbed a bite to eat.

Finally, it was time for the rodeo and we made our way into the NRG stadium.  It was huge!  The kiddos were impressed.  We had great seats, although high up in the Loge section 512.  We took it all in.  This was Championship Finals night and the rodeo was broadcast live.  We saw individual calf roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, and barrel racing.  It was a fun time.

After the rodeo, we enjoyed the Brad Paisley concert.  This was the kids first concert experience.  It was nice, but loud.  They had a good time.

We hope to go to the Houston Rodeo again!