Friday after work my mom, dad and I headed to Ft. Worth mid afternoon for our annual trip to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.  We never miss a year and this is probably my favorite thing that we do as a family each year.  In my post on Monday I mentioned major holidays, this is included in that line up.

My mom's mom pre-ordered our tickets every October, my mom now orders them and I am sure one day I will too.  And let me just say mom delivered this year and got us wonderful seats!
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Since it was the last weekend of the stock show and rodeo and cold the crowds were smaller than normal and was actually pretty nice.  The three of us walked through the exhibit hall and looked at all of the booths.  Pretty much you can get anything in the exhibit hall.  They have everything from hats and boots, furniture and art work, stock trailers and tractors, clothing and jewelry and the list goes on.

We made three purchases this year, which was a bit of a surprise because we rarely make purchases.  Our purchases were new work gloves for dad, a handgun case for me, and a stock trailer.  Yep, you read that right.  A stock trailer.
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 The deal was too good to pass up, we needed to buy a new one, and the trade in on our old worn out trailer was unreal.  My grandparents bought our current trailer almost thirty years ago and to say we have gotten our money's worth out of it is an understatement.  This new trailer is two feet longer and basically my brother and mine's inheritance.  We joke, but it's true.  Dad was like a little kid and he is so excited to have it delivered this week.

After exploring the exhibits we went across the hall for some BBQ and a heavenly red velvet bunt cake.  We had to, it was dad's birthday after all.  Steven and Caitlin met up with us soon after and they grabbed a quick bite to eat then we headed to the rodeo!
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Our friends that we were meeting were already seated when we got there and we got situated and settled in before the festivities began.  Every year my dad buys me a program and pink cotton candy, and this year he delivered once again.  Maybe I'm an adult now and I can buy my own, but it jst wouldn't be the same.

Right on the dot at 7:30 the show began and it was wonderful as always.  The six flags of Texas stated the show and it ended with a bang with the bull riding.  One of my favorite days of the year, and without fail this year was above and beyond my expectations.  Brother and sister-in-love were in their new boots and I love seeing them rocking them!