Monday, April 1, 2013

The Cowboy Rides Away

You guessed it, this post is about George Strait. You might be thinking, she already wrote a rodeo post. I kinda feel like this one deserves it's very own post, don't you? It is George Strait, after all.

I've never seen the big man perform before and jumped at the opportunity for Houston Rodeo tickets! Most of my Dickson side of the family was there, but we were all over the place...some in a box, some at the Director's club, some in 3 seats out of 80,000. It was packed!

The concert was Sunday night so we spent the entire weekend in Houston with my grandparents. They absolutely love having Davis time. Davis is a really big fan of any and all sports, and I do mean ALL. He loves bowling, golf, frisbee, soccer, tennis, badminton, basketball, football, baseball and more. Annie and Papa have one of those fake putting greens that shoots the golf ball back at you, he can't get enough of it and he's actually pretty good at it too.

A little putting in the living room with Papa
We ended up spending two days at the rodeo, one with Davis. It was super super crowded. Given that it was a beautiful Saturday, I'm not surprised everyone else in Houston went that day too. Even fighting the crowds, Davis still had fun petting the animals, seeing all the Aggie livestock, watching baby chicks hatch,milking a cow, watching bubble-bees make honey, and planting his very own sunflower seed (which is still growing in our courtyard). The one thing we didn't do (too long of a line) was ride a pony. I think he lived.

Planting seeds with Annie

Rodeo rides
The night of George Strait, Papa advised us to get there at noon. The concert, mind you, didn't start till that night. We took his advice and got there early, but not in time for lunch, haha. We did get some shopping in and a pre-drink at the club with Annie and Papa. My parents and my sister actually SAW George Strait pass them in a hallway!!!!!!

The Dickson's

Martina McBride

For me, country fans, and Texans all the same, George is truly a legend. I got goosebumps when he sang and glassy eyes when I heard Amarillo by Morning. I about fell over when he threw his cowboy hat into the audience. I kinda felt like a teeny bopper at a Justin Bieber concert. What a night! His last song that night after playing for over two hours was perfect, The Cowboy Rides Away. And then we rode away, for a good hour in traffic with the 80,000 people.


The Bakers graciously offered to babysit Davis the night of the concert. Molly and Davis had a grand ole' time playing in the dog cage. Too much fun! 

1 comment:

Courtney Squillante said...

So fun! Hope to see you next time you are in town! xoxo