Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2016

This year the Rodeo did not disappoint. They had a little of everything from the absurd to the exquisite. We ate barbeque from Goode’s, visited the petting zoo and the birthing center (where we saw two baby lambs that were just born today), shopped, then watched the sheep dog herding trials.

My favorite thing at the rodeo is to people watch. We saw families buying tiny cowboy boots for their kids, foreigners gawking at everything, vendors in period costumes, 4H kids and their animals, highschool kids involved in engineering project related to AG, a watercolor artist creating a new work live, people wearing steam punk couture, and on and on.

One of my favorite new vendors this year was selling custom jewelry for your boots. You could pick out the type and length of the chains, add beads and charms and then wrap them around your boots to make them look custom. Another vendor was selling matching leather vests for you and your pooch. The disco ball themed horse was getting a lot of stares.

I took my time taking pictures this year. Here are my favourite shots from today: