The 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Well hello there.

First off, I have to confess that the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was not in my plans this year. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore the rodeo, but life has been super busy, and the weather has been so bogus lately that it didn't seem like it was in the cards for me this year.


My best friend Courtney was in town for roughly 72 hours this past weekend, and I had to show her a good time of course. She loves Luke Bryan, but by time I knew she was coming for a visit, the tickets for his concert on the last day of the rodeo were sold out. As she and my boyfriend Jon sat in my living room Saturday night - drinking some delicious wine - I lamented to her that I tried to win her tickets on the radio, but to no avail.

More wine, more chatting, Jon picking up his iPad, more wine, more catching up, more wine, and next thing I know Jon looks up from his iPad, and says, "Just got you girls tickets to see Luke Bryan tomorrow."

What a guy.

So off to the rodeo we went! I didn't EAT the entire rodeo like I did last year because Courtney insisted on having "those amazing fajitas that have ruined all other fajitas for me" at El Tiempo for lunch prior to going, but I did have an amazing fried Oreo experience!

But we'll get to that.

So let's get started!

Whoops. I have no idea how that picture of me sleeping got in there... #bliss

Mutton Bustin': America's Greatest Pasttime.

To the great shock of absolutely no one, my favorite part of the rodeo is the wine garden.

Okay, here we go.

Exhibit A: Pull fried Oreo out of bag.

Exhibit B: Put fried Oreo in mouth and take a selfie because you're an adult and you can do whatever you want.

(Not pictured: Lose consciousness at the utterly sensational rock concert going on in your mouth. My friend Lindsey recently described the scientific process as, "frying an Oreo, which then turns it into some sort of magical, delicious, cake-like matter." She also added, "It's so incredible, I wish I had never tried one.")

Um, me too.

Exhibit C: Examine the cake-like, mushy Oreo goodness, and wonder if you've just died and gone to heaven.


Oh, and Jon didn't just get us seats. He got us THESE seats:

Fun fact, this picture was snapped before I realized that the folks off to the right were some of Jon's friends. Small world!

Photo Credit: Courtney
And there you have it! This year's unexpected trip to the rodeo was another insanely fun one for the books! My New England best friend had an amazing time, and I'm pretty sure it sealed the deal on my Grand Master Plan to Get Her to Move Here.



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