Archive for the ‘Houston Rodeo’ Category

Rodeo (CONT.)
April 10, 2009

A few days ago, I put a couple of Rodeo pictures up, but didnt have time to write anything. Here’s my continuation of that posting.

I had a great time at this year’s Rodeo! I went on 3 different nights and each day had its own special moment. As you have probably gathered from reading my blog in general…I love animals, so the the petting area (Reliant Park) had to be my favorite. I already posted pictures – where I am up close with all of the farm animals.

Here are pictures from another awesome day. I co-hosted The Salute To Our Troops celebration with Outlaw Dave. Wayne Newton, who has an incredible relationship with the USO (United Service Organizations) made an appearance, as you can see.  

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Jen, Wayne, Outlaw Dave

Trivia: The USO is not a part of the US Govt.; they rely on donations from individuals to support uniformed military personnel and their families.  

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 Keni Thomas (in picture above) performed for the crowd, has served in the US Army and is best known for his country music. Trivia: He was a consultant for the movie Black Hawk Down and a survivor. 

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There’s Wayne talking to my dad on my cell phone. Quick snap shot! What a great guy…everyone had great things to say about him.

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A week later Robin (who coordinated the entire Salute To Our Troops celebration) treated us to dinner. The eight in our party had a nice time. I tried to convince Dave to get on Facebook…I think he’s considering it. But, for now you can contact him on his website outlawnation.us.

And I can’t write about the Rodeo without mentioning the hottest segment of all!!! Mutton Bustin’. The video speaks for itself.

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Rodeo Pictures
April 2, 2009

Yes…I am behind. Here are a couple of pictures from the Rodeo…I’ll be adding more pictures and a write up soon.

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Wayne Newton and Jen

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Robin Young-Ellis (Salute To Our Troops Coordinator) and Jen

Today: Salute To Our Troops
March 18, 2009

TODAY (Wednesday 3/18)
3:30pm – 6:00pm
Outdoor Stage (Reliant Park /Carnival)

Join us in celebration and tribute to our troops and their families. Open invitation to the public, military and their families, veterans, discharged military, rodeo committees and committeemen.

I will co-host the event along with my friend, Outlaw Dave. If you have plans to attend the rodeo, then you are basically there. So stop by. Any questions, email me. Hope to see you.  

http://www.salutetoourtroopshoustontexas.com/sot_2009.html

Houston Rodeo
March 11, 2009

 One of my favorite parts of the rodeo is being around the animals. 

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HUGE!!

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More “my size” with the calf.

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The pigs were restless and wanted out of the pins. I noticed that one of the owners brought murky water to the pigs. So, i asked her about it. She said that they combine additives/sugars in the water to give the pigs energy.

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Trace Adkins in concert: Did you know that he lost a finger and doctors had to put it back on…or that he was shot by an ex-wife? interesting tid bits, i’d say. As for his career…he was discovered in a “honky tonk bar.”  (all according to wikipedia)

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Mechanically milking cows; an amazing sight for a city-girl.

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I found this to be ironic: a sheep covered in wool.

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Mariachis!!

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13 piglets just hours old; one tired mom!

Celebrity Goat Milking Contest
March 10, 2009

If you are originally from Maine or Oregon, anywhere other than Texas really…I suppose a goat milking contest sounds like an odd event.  I decided to head over to Reliant to see the action for myself.  

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It was all pretty basic…twenty-one local celebrities gathered to compete. So the big question was: did I get under a goat?? Nooo, I chickened out! Well, the real story is that I was just going to support Susan and Jon (89.3 FM KSBJ) whom had initally asked me to attend. The celebrity list had been filled weeks in advance. I was happy to just be a part of the fun…meeting Jan Carsen, Dana Tyson, Hunter Green, Pepito and seeing many other friends  in the industry was awesome! 

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This year’s winner was well-known radio broadcaster and friend, Outlaw Dave  (http://www.outlawnation.us) who took home the 1st place trophy. He had soooo much milk in his bucket that people wondered if he made a run to Starbucks!

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For details and on the goat that kicked the bucket: click here

http://www.ksbj.org/eblogs/wp263/morningshow/?p=641

Watch video taken by The Houston Chronicle: click here

http://www.chron.com/entertainment/rodeo/