Monday, February 7, 2011

Rodeo Ramblings

On Saturday, Rick, Jenna, Jonah, and I went to the Ft. Worth Stock Show Rodeo. We left early because of the road conditions. We had no problems getting there in time for the 2:00 show and got a great parking place.

Jonah seemed to love it all. As always, he took it all in and asked lots of questions. He even rode a horse (his parents couldn't believe that one).

I just love that rodeo. My parents took Marilyn and I probably almost every year. Memories were triggered once again as I entered the grounds....the buildings, barns, smells, cowboy hats, flags, food, and .....

As we took our seats in the coliseum, one special memory came to my mind. I don't remember the year, I just remember sitting in that same area and Minnie Pearl entertaining the crowd during the show. I remember thinking as a little girl how HUGE that place was and how high up our seats were.

Once upon a time that WAS a big arena. That was pre--American Airlines and Texas Motor Speedway days.

As I sat there though I thought about what was going on in Jonah's little mind as we took the steps up to our seats, sat down, and gazed down into the dirt-filled rodeo arena for his first (and hopefully many more) stock show rodeo(s).








17 comments:

  1. And lots more memories to build on from there. :)

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  2. There was a rodeo this weekend? All I heard about all weekend was the Packers! :-) This looks like a great time had by all. Love the cute photos!

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  3. don't you love Fort Worth....and the rodeo...I can't wait to take little britches...I know he will love it..

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  4. I love, love rodeos like that. It reminds me of going to Cow Palace in San Francisco one year. That is a huge arena and I love the pictures you got. I am like you, just seeing the pictures I can imagine the smell.

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  5. That's a fantastic arena. Looks like a lot of fun. I've only been to small county rodeos and would love to see something like that one! Great photos.

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  6. Great post and pics!! I grew up in Fort Worth and lived for awhile right in the neighborhood there by Montgomery and the coliseum.

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  7. Wonderful pictures. So glad you were able to get out after all the ice. It was nice to see Jenna.

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  8. What a wonderful memory to cherish and keep. Nothing like those "firsts" with the kids, is there? Hugs- Diana

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  9. So glad you have such special memories at the Stock Show from growing up, and that you making them still with your family now. That's really a fun event!! Love your snow pictures! And the cinnamon rolls sound wonderful!
    Hugs and Blessings,

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  10. i love rodeos and can't wait to take the boys!

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  11. I love the memories and the pictures.

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  12. Hi! diana, are memories not the best! and to continue making them is even better! Cute Pics! have a wonderful Tuesday:)

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  13. Wow...your pictures are wonderful. What a fun time! Can you believe we are going to have more cooooold weather and possibly snow? I dream of spring! Blessings!

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  14. Gorgeous pictures of the rodeo! I love the rodeo! And, I believe I would've enjoyed Minnie Pearl, too, back in the day! She was an icon of simplicity and joy!

    I know one day Jonah will be able to describe to you the wonderful memories he has because of you and your husband!

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  15. The weather was just beautiful for your great day...I have never been, we must put that on our list to do! Great pictures. Here it comes again...tonight!

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