I live in the outskirts of Houston, Texas and Houston holds one of the world’s largest Rodeos every March. I’ve been in Houston, for 15 yrs and this is one of my favorite times of year. Before the construction of I-10, the Salt Grass Trail Ride and a smaller Trail Ride use to come right past my day job. We use to take our lunch outside & sit on the curb & wave to the Trail Riders that would come by. I LOVED seeing all the REAL cowboys and covered wagons. It was just an incredible site to see that a bunch of cowboys on horses would hold up 10 lanes of traffic to pass by to their destination. Just something that people outside of Texas never thought happens in this day and age.
Well, the Rodeo Houston’s parade is a BIG deal and its downtown and its ALWAYS televised so I figure, save myself the time of getting up early to drive downtown to watch it, I stay cozy in bed & watch it on TV.
Well, since its Rodeo season here in Houston, the Humble Rodeo is coming up and their Rodeo parade was yesterday, so I went to “Downtown” Humble to watch it. WOW. I think it was THE shortest parade I’ve ever seen. Even high school homecoming parades were longer! This parade was 12 minutes long. That’s it. It was cute & it gave that small town feel, still made me proud of being a Texan.
GOD BLESS TEXAS!!!