Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Fun Meter Is Pegged

Oh man, did it feel good to get home from Las Vegas. The Fun Meter was pegged and we were all exhausted by the last night.

LOL...The visit was extended by one day because apparently, we had not pushed ourselves over the limit and decided one more day was in order...

That's our story and we are sticking to it ! (giggles)

It's hard to believe that it has been nine years...Nine years ago I had just started dating a guy and he asked me if I wanted to go to Las Vegas for a weekend...Something about a big rodeo going on out there? Well, little old me was over the moon.

Funny thing was...me and that guy ended up on such a good roll at the casino that we didn't bother to break the winning streak and actually attend the rodeo.

This time around, we are husband and wife...
I somehow managed to ease my biker man into a cowboy hat and a pair of Full-quill ostrich square toed Justin's...

And we were off to the rodeo...


Two nights of the greatest rodeo on earth!!! It was fabulous!!!

We had fantastic seats, were with great friends and enjoyed every single moment to the absolute max. It's kinda funny because the friends that went with us are not rodeo people. Actually they were rodeo 'virgins'. Both of them were on the edge of their seats from the first moment of action and I think I got just as much enjoyment from watching them react to everything that was going on, as I did watching the performances.

Isn't this horse to die for?...
That mane is like nothing I have ever seen...
The first night the opening 'act' was a guy Roman riding 2 Percherons while driving 4 more. Sadly, all of the cameras got left in the Suburban and I didn't even think about it until it was too late to get it out of valet parking. The second night was this drill team, who performed in the dark with these lights...
And that was it for pictures because when the rodeo action starts...You don't have time to do anything but watch. Holy Crap this rodeo moves fast. There is absolutely no 'dead air' time.

The final ceremonies lineup...
I think we covered more ground this trip than we ever have before. We marched up and down a lot of the strip, made it over to Caesar's Palace, down to Fremont street and shopped til we dropped. OMG...I cannot wait to show you guys. There isn't going to be a darned thing under the Christmas tree for me this year. LOL - Not unless I wrap everything up myself (heeheehee)

12 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Looks like a great time , maybe next year we will get a chance to meet if we go again

Allenspark Lodge said...

Great pics; love the Thomas & Mack. How about those mane extensions - that can't all be real (but probably is).

Got a story on the horses: the first night the roman rider appeared, they entered the arena too fast and out of control. A few feet inside the arena the rider took a digger and horses were scattered all over. He hopped back on, went around the arena a lost it again on the way out. That dude had to be sore the next day. You get to see all these things in the first days, but the rodeo itself runs smooth as silk - and fast!

If you happened to stop by the Percheron tent outside T&M, those 8 big beauties belong to some friends of our friend, and their owner rides a roman 8-up around barrels. The T&M is too small for that, but they perform all over the US and at the Denver Stock Show.

Glad you had a good time.
Juanita

Mikey said...

Can't get any better than that!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

-----------------------------------> So JEALOUS here!!!! OH it sounds like you had a blast!! Someday I'll make it there LOL!! Glad you had a blast!! Now get rested up!!

Mrs Mom said...

LMAO Geeze, y'all look just plumb EXHAUSTED! And I wonder why..... muwahahahaha...

Hey HoneyMan- you're rockin that cowboy hat! Might be a neat look for you ;)

Glad you guys made it home. Now rest up!! You got a lotta riding to do ;)

xoxo

Kristen said...

I watched the rodeo from the comfort of my couch every night... sure would have rathered been in Vegas for it though! Glad you had a blast!

ACountryCowgirl said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS!!!! A dream of mine and erics:) So glad you had an amazing time and great time with the hubby:)

One Bad Pixie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! That's a good thing. In the buzz and excitement it is tough to take a minute to slow down, relax and take it all in.

Your tough biker man can relax knowing, the look goes well with the steel horses too.

The pic of the horse with all that mane just makes me cringe thinking about taking care of it. I would so roach that off in no time.

Crystal said...

Wow sounds like an awesome time.
I can only wish for a horse with a mane like that!
I sure would like to go one year as well, for the rodeo as well as the shopping!

GunDiva said...

It's nice to finally have a face to go along with HoneyMan :)

Sounds like you had a blast. One of these days I'm going to actually go to the rodeo instead of working.

I hope.

cdncowgirl said...

The cowboy/biker crossover can be done well if handled properly, I think your honey can pull it off just fine (with your help) ;)

Glad you had fun, NFR is something I've always wanted to go to. This year I didn't even get to watch it on tv, stupid satellite company!

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm with GunDiva. Nice to see what HoneyMan looks like. He can carry that cowboy look quite well.

The rodeo sounds amazing. Someday I hope to attend.