|Rodeo-goers staying at Travelers World RV Resort|
Forecasts predict rain ending about 10:00 a.m. Just to be safe, I don't head out the door before 1:00 pm. It's still cloudy as I drive to the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum.
Once parked, I made my way into the grounds of the stock show and rodeo. The first show barn I entered was swine. It looked like there was about to be a show or competition as the owners were brushing and oiling their pigs.
Walking around the grounds, you never know what you'll see. I came upon this cowboy out exercising his horse.
And these youngsters were practicing their lassoing skills on the fake steer.
|Practicing steer roping|
The weather was very good in the afternoon. No high winds and the temperature was about 70-72 degrees with cloud cover.
Last year, we didn't go into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, so I made my way there. On one wall there are photos of all the grand champion bulls that have sold during the stock show over the years and the price paid for them. Back in the late 1930s, a bull brought in about $18,000. Today, a grand champion bull bought at the auction is over $100,000. Wow! That's a lot of bull.
|Stock Show & Rodeo Hall of Fame|
|History of the Stock Show & Rodeo|
|Beautiful performance costumes and ornamentation for the horse|
|Award banners for Largest Indoor Rodeo|
The one show I didn't want to miss was the BMX bike stunt show at 3:30 pm. After settling into my spot on the bleachers, it wasn't long until the show started. The show had two parts: the BMX stunts on the ground, and the BMX stunts on the ramps and in the air.
|Instructions from the announcer|
|Catching some air|
|"Look, Ma, no hands."|
|New way to ride a bike...|
Looks like too much work!
|He let go with his hands and feet!|
|Feet to the side|
|He's doing a 360 turn in the air.|
|One in the air over the other|
|Leaps tall buildings in a single bound.|
|Doing head-over-heels flip|
|The end of the show|
Shopping at the rodeo...
|Awesome artsy dress|
|A real fox purse and fox vest|
|Belts in all colors, sizes and sparkles|
|Love all the Happy Campers!|
|A hide with this colorful scene embroidered on it. Wow!|
|One of the only frogs with teeth|
|Australian spiny lizard|
|Apparently these make good pets.|
|Whispering sweet nothings|
What a day. I headed home after dinner.