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Red velvet rodeo

This weekend we brought my sister with us for our last rodeo visit of 2012.  I had a very specific food checklist and completed it in this order: sausage on a stick, fried red velvet cake, fried cookie dough.  Yes, I did the cookie dough last time, but it was worth a repeat.  Enough so to supercede fried oreos.

Watch for my friend Natalie’s take on fried red velvet, but here’s my assessment: solid 7 or 8, but not a game-changer.  Would be better with more frosting, or a post-fry frosting schmear.  Would eat again.

We minimized our visit to the livestock, but stopped to admire the chickens.

There was plenty of livestock at the actual rodeo events.  It was the second to last night of the whole rodeo so we got to see some championship shootout rounds, which meant we got double the rodeo for our money!  BTW, can you spot the amateur in this collage?

Obviously it’s the kid with the camera in her face, but the calf scramble is no joke.  Torn shirts and torn jeans are common results!

This time the concert was Brad Paisley.  I don’t know his music, but it was a pretty good show.  I left my telephoto lens home this time, so my photos of his alter ego were better than my photos of him:

Also, did you know that ladies love Brad Paisley?  It’s true.  Every time he stepped from the stage onto the dirt, the fence instantly looked like human flypaper.

Ah, rodeo, I will miss you for the next 11 months.  Why haven’t I bought a lifetime membership yet?

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