does fort worth ever cross your mind?

Last week, my six-year-old nephew Oliver and I jumped on a plane for Dallas. My parents met us at the airport, carted us around Fort Worth for a few days, and showed us what life at the annual stock show is like.

While there, we . . .

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cringed at the thought of getting tossed on our heads,texas2 009

watched a cowboy work some calves,

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wondered when in the heck ranch hands started using cell phones on the job,texas2 015

learned what cutting horses do,

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watched their beautiful dance in action,

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decided we should buy one (a horse, not a cowboy. Well, now that I think about it . . . ),

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discovered why milk cows are so boney,texas2 087

stayed a safe distance away from pointy horns,

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got bucked off at 8 seconds,

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winced as cowboys pulled on cows’ tails and then got kicked in the face/chest/legs/any place ever,

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determined Ollie was big enough for mutton bustin’ . . . next year,

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kept my mom from taking down Wild Bill Hickok,

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ahem, moving right along . . .

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found the world’s largest honky tonk,

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and decided we should probably go back again next year.


*And lest you not recognize the reference . . . *

5 thoughts on “does fort worth ever cross your mind?

  1. Love it !! All little boys should go ! Mutton buster I’m sure Oliver will do well , about mom most women don’t smile when holding a gun .

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