Since this is our first spring in Houston, we had no idea how big of a deal the Houston Rodeo is each year. So, we decided that we needed to cross it off of our Houston bucket list, when in Houston, right?
I’ll be totally honest and say that we did the rodeo all WRONG. We went on the Wednesday (Wednesday nights are half off) of spring break. It was SO crowded that trying to get anywhere or see anything was near impossible with a stroller. Even indoors right before the actual rodeo started there were still so many people. Theo did enjoy seeing a few animals, he ran up to all of the goats and tried to feed a cracker to the chickens. But we didn’t get to do the petting zoo or pony rides inside or outside because the lines were SO long!
By the time we got our incredibly over priced carnival food, looked at the animals and bought tickets and stood in line for two games, Theo was done. We were told there was a kids place for small kids way on the other end,, but we never made it over there (again, the crowds!). There was yet another line getting into NRG Stadium to watch the rodeo and we would have had to walk all the way to the top since the elevator lines are always super long (which unless you are disabled or have a stroller you should not be taking!). So we didn’t get to actually see the rodeo. If we were to go again, we would go in the evening for the rodeo and concert and get a babysitter for Theo.
We did have fun actually playing the games (especially when Todd won a unicorn for me!) and we split a rather small but delicious funnel cake. All in all, crowds are not really my thing, but I think I would go back next year for the actual rodeo and concert. But at least now we can say that we have been.