The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
On my long list of  reasons I was excited to move back to H-Town a year ago, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo definitely ranked high. The list went something like this:
  1. Being close to my family. 
  2. Never seeing another snowflake for as long as I live, SO HELP ME GOD.
  3. Getting to live in a space that is greater than 380 square feet.
  4. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
The fried food covered, animal laden, sugar crashing event is SO MUCH FUN. The rodeo has it all: Awesome artwork from local kiddos, a massive carnival, fried butter (um, ew.), a wine garden (yes please), all sorts of animals (!!!!!!!!!!!!!), MUTTON BUSTIN' (just do yourself a favor and look it up and then be forever indebted to me), and bacon. wrapped. turkey legs.

If this isn't heaven, then I don't know what is.

So without further adieu, please join me as I reminisce through photos over the rip-roaring good time I had this year with my mom at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

My people were there! Side note: I need to run not walk to wherever this restaurant actually is in Houston.

Yeah that's a turkey leg wrapped in bacon. #dreamsdocometrue

Cow posing with a bucket, obvs.

My spirit animal.

#Bootstagram #sorryimnotsorry

Put padding on kid, strap kid to sheep, and watch the magic unfold. (Also, yes I'm 28 years old and I saw Selena Gomez in concert, what.)

I cannot wait to see what's in store for the 2015 rodeo!!

All photos were taken on my iPhone and were edited in Pixlr and Instagram.


  1. We're a sucker for turkey legs, but we've never had a BACON-wrapped turkey leg. Well done, Kim!

    1. Thanks! And it's better than you could ever dream of... :)

  2. Haha so I went to the rodeo on Friday and that Polonia stand was EXACTLY what first stood out to me when we began our search for food! I ended up getting the pierogi (3 potato + cheese, 3 mushroom + kraut) and my roommate was like "Erika really. Dumplings. At the rodeo?" But whatever, they were so good. And it made me feel sliiiiightly better about eating the cookie dough-wrapped fried oreos after. I now want to find the real restaurant too!!

    1. That's awesome Erika! Every year for Christmas, we have a big Polish cooking extravaganza that includes Golumpki, Kielbasa, and of course Pierogis, so you're in good company. :) I'm determined to visit their restaurant and EAT EVERYTHING.


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