The Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show, Houston, Texas

Quite possibly the the largest event of its kind in the world!  The Houston rodeo runs for 3 weeks and has a total attendant of more than 1.5 million people…. This thing is big!  That is The Astrodome on the left side which sits right next to NRG.

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The livestock area and vendor booths go forever, it’s like Interbike for cowboys.

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Everything is bigger in Texas!

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All these people and all this money pouring into this event, a corn dog was 7 bucks!   We were struck at how athletic the rodeo cowboys were but mostly at their prize money.  The top bronc busting cowboy had amassed $5000 after 6 days of work, he gimped his way to pick up a prize which was a commemorative cooler.  Most cowboys in that event had won nothing….  Almost as lucrative as pro bike riding in the USA!  A tough way to make a living!

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