Now you may not think about Houston being a big time rodeo town but for the next three weeks it’s just that.

BarebackRidingThere’ll be bronc busting,

BarrelRacing barrel races for the gals


 chuck wagon races and so much more with nice payback to the winners in every event.  The real winners though are the  young people who year after year receive generous scholarships which help them continue their education.

IMG_5968This time of year means cowboy hats and denim,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmaybe even a prize winning steer showing up for a spell.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHungry cowboys and cowgirls will gather round to tell tall tales

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAas they enjoy a cold Lone Star, the national beer of Texas.

IMG_5970Tables don’t have to be too fancy,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAbut whatever fills the bowl better be hearty and good.

chicken chiliI’m thinking a good bowl of chicken/white bean chili and jalapeño cornbread will be just right.


It’s a fun time of year all right and when you are driving the streets of Houston you better be prepared for whatever is in front of you as you head to the rodeo and a concert by your favorite country/western singer!

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23 thoughts on “GO TEXAN!

  1. nicolemichellehill September 9, 2016 — 2:14 pm

    Looks so fun!! I rode a lot as a kid and just started again…I’ve always wanted to learn the ropes of barrel racing….looks so fun!! After my little one is born I am hoping to get more into it and start learning 🙂

  2. Hi Lulu,
    What a fun post it is all Texan! Looking forward to seeing you again at Full Plate Thursday tonight!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

  3. What a cute table! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Have a great week!

  4. Just love that table!!! Wonderful pictures and story!

  5. Great photo story – I can almost feel like I was at the rodeo, and I enjoyed imagining what some of the tall tales might have been around the table afterwards.

  6. Those cow napkin rings are the cutesssst.

  7. Love it Lulu! From Cowboys to Lobster – life doesn’t get any better!

    1. You’ve got a point there!

  8. I will miss it this year, but will be there for sure next year! I thought Texans did not put beans in their chili!

    1. All depends on who makes the chili!

  9. I hate to admit this, but I have never been to a rodeo! I know it is fun! We are big George Strait fans and love the rodeo tunes! Linda, your table is rodeo ready and I NEED the cow napkin rings!

    1. George Strait has made more than his fair share of appearances at the rodeo and his performances are always a sellout.

  10. Nice, weeks of festive rodeos and people having fun! Sounds like good times to me. Love your table, the hats are clever!

    1. The rodeo brings out the real Texan in folks!

  11. I love rodeos and wow, three weeks of it…how great is that….your table is so beautifully festive for the occasion!….

    1. Let me tell you, a lot happens in those 3 weeks and bar-b-q is the most popular food around.

  12. Looks like fun indeed. I like that casual table. I’ll be in San Antonio for the first time ever the end of April …that’s getting a little closer to Houston then I’ve been before. Have fun with all the action in Houston.

    1. You will enjoy San Antonio. It has become quite a popular destination with lots to offer.

  13. Fun table Linda! Love the cow napkin rings! Have fun at the rodeos-

  14. Love the rodeo photos. I used to be a cowgirl and did barrel racing too.

    1. A cowgirl were you? I like knowing that about you.

      1. Yep, horses all my life, except for now. Broke and trained them too, besides showing them. Barrel racing was a class I won often. I had a very fast and agile Arabian. Most barrel racers were Quarter Horses though.

  15. What fun. Florida just had a trail ride for our cowboys. They don’t do it every year, think it’s pretty involved with having to take down fences, etc.

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