Tagged with Cowboy

The girls have finally gone Texan

The girls have finally gone Texan

We took a trip to the legendary Cavender’s this afternoon.  For those not familiar with it, it’s a huge shop filled with Western boots and clothing (or cowgirl clothes as the girls prefer to call it).  You can take a look here for an idea of the sorts of things they stock: Cavender’s. The girls … Continue reading

Katy Rodeo 2013

Katy Rodeo 2013

The Katy Rodeo was one of the first Texan things we did when we arrived last year and it was so good we went back again this year, this time with some friends.  As it’s in a small town about 20 minutes to the West of us, the size of the arena means you (and … Continue reading

Go Texan Day!

Go Texan Day!

Today is Go Texan Day.  This means that children are encouraged to get dressed in cowboy  and cowgirl gear.  I was under strict instruction that spurs and guns(!) were not allowed (only in Texas would this instruction be needed…)  My Lovely Husband had his own Go English Day instead! Here are the girls on the … Continue reading

George Ranch Historical Park

George Ranch Historical Park

We visited George Ranch Historical Park on Tuesday, one of the hottest June days on record in Houston.  It was so hot that there were only 4 other families there in the morning with us, so it felt like we had the ranch to ourselves.  This enabled the girls to ask all sorts of questions … Continue reading

Fort Worth part 2 and Southfork

Fort Worth part 2 and Southfork

On Friday evening we headed to the Cowtown Colliseum for the Stockyards Championship Rodeo.  It happens every Friday and Saturday night and features some fantastic sights.  That night’s performance had bull riding, calf roping, mutton busting (children run around the arena after a sheep trying to get a ribbon that has been attached to it … Continue reading

Fort Worth: Cowtown part 1

Fort Worth: Cowtown part 1

We’ve just got back from a short trip to Fort Worth, known as Cowtown.  It’s the only place in the world with a twice daily cattle drive through the centre of the National Stockyards Historic District, the place where the cows were driven to auction.  If you ignore the cars and modern things in the … Continue reading

Rodeo!

So. we’ve been here for over a month (doesn’t seem possible…) and we haven’t done anything very Texan yet.  As I don’t eat meat, some of the restaurants are a waste on me.  The weather has been a bit rubbish too, so that hasn’t helped.  But this weekend is the start of the biggest rodeo … Continue reading