My mother usually comes down for a Texas visit in January or February to escape the dreary winter of the Midwest.
This was her first summer time visit, and we planned it for the Fourth of July holiday. She LOVED it! (So did we!)
We spent the morning leisurely swimming in our subdivision pool. The kids surprised Grammy with her own swim noodle, Horace the Sea horse :)
For lunch, David grilled brats and hot dogs following it up with watermelon and creamy blueberry pie, and our layered July 4th drinks. Yum!
Our EXTRA special evening was taking Grammy to the Pro Rodeo (a first for her)!
She easily entertained herself as we waited for the action to commence!
Our tickets included a BBQ sandwich, chips, and a drink, as well as our seats.
The producers of the show made the night quite memorable for fans and veterans alike, especially when we witnessed a fresh crop of recruits take their oath to defend our nation, "...so help me God."
Amongst the bare- back bucking bronco riders, barrel races, calf roping, calf wresting, and bull riding, we saw a traditional Spanish Charro (with his horse Hollywood).
Got a picture of our crew on the jumbo-tron.
There were also mutton busting ... kids riding sheep bare back....the one who stays on the longest wins $$. That was SO STINKING funny to watch!
There were clowns and BEAU-ti-ful horses and cowboys of course (*insert eyebrow wiggle*).
After the show, one cowboy was kind enough to take the time to visit with my mom and then pose for a picture.
The rodeo was SO MUCH fun and talk about an AMAZING opportunity for our visiting Grammy! She just loved every single moment of it.
It was a great way to not only spend time with my mom, but a terrific way to end our stay-cation summer plans.
Pro Rodeo Cost ::
Veterans' special (David was in the Air Guard a long time ago) $18 (seat, meal, and drink)
$18 @7 tickets (2 and under are FREE) = $126.00 for 2 hours of professional entertainment and food!
Stay-cation Total Cost ::
Hawaiian Falls $49.00
Six Flags $210.00
Museum $110.00 (year membership)
Not too shabby for our family's summer vacation plans!
~ Patty ~