Part of our stay in Dallas involved a wonderful “true blue” Texan Rodeo. Daphne and Nick came with us in our RV as we certainly weren’t all going to fit in their car! We drove to Fort Worth and started the evening at a great diner called Cooper’s Pit Bar-B-Que,
Our dinner was a very cool experience and we loved watching all the characters inside. This is just how we imagined a Texan Diner to look…complete with skull over the bar!
With our bellies full, we made our way to the Rodeo. How exciting!
It’s one thing seeing a Rodeo on TV, it’s another seeing it in real ife. Rodeos are held regularly in Fort Worth and even so, there was still a fairly good crowd.
The rodeo started with a bang, lots of dust and some aerial acrobatics! (The rider that is!)
Half time provided us with fantastic entertainment.
This is all part of everyday life for those in Texas, but we were impressed with the skill and horsemanship.
There were so many parts to the night. The cowboys lasooing the calves had to tie the legs together in under 8 seconds. No mean feat/feet (excuse the pun!)
Entertainment abounded, both in the arena and in the stands. Our kids had such a ball, as did we!
Nick and Daphne were keen for the kids to join in the half time entertainment where they got to chase the calf and grab the ribbon off it’s back. The first to do it won a prize. The kids tried hard, and Jai nearly had it, but in the end, the ribbon was grabbed by a young girl having a birthday….and a fitting celebration for her.
Kit had a go at chasing a lamb when his turn came, and Chayse was just content to sit and watch with his Longhorn balloon hat.
This ended an amazing time at a true blue Texan Rodeo. Thank you so much Daphne and Nick for giving us such a great night out.
We will never forget our experience in Texas and especially in Fort Worth.