Trip Start Nov 22, 2007
55Trip End Dec 01, 2008
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Finally a blog that doesnīt center on the "F word"! Yes, we finally got the RV back and have moved on from "F" lorida. We are in Galveston, TX right now. Bob has to fly back to NJ from Houston for some business, so we are here until he returns in early April. We happened to get to this area during the annual Houston Rodeo. This is a huge event in Houston that lasts a couple of weeks. So big is it that Reliant Park and Reliant Stadium were designed, in part, with the Houston Rodeo in mind.
It turns out that one night at the rodeo was Extreme bull riding and a Big & Rich concert at the stadium. We are fans of both, so we hunted down some tickets and got great seats in the 14th row, right by the chutes where the bulls are released
In between the rounds they had chuck wagon races (for my Deloitte colleagues-notice that WaMu sponsored the chuck wagon that is in the lead in the picture!), and in between the bull riding and the concert, they had a calf scramble
Big & Rich did not disappoint. They put on a great show, complete with flaming guitar bashing, Cowboy Troy, and Two-Foot Fred. If you are not familiar with the band, they are pretty unique. Like the Osmonds, they are a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll, but thatīs where the resemblance stops. Their music incorporates elements from many genres including some rap by Cowboy Troy. Kind of a progressive-urban-country if there is such a thing. One of their more popular songs is "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy." They of course played that, along with "The Ballad of Big & Rich," and "Six-Foot Town," among others. We really enjoyed the show.