We were given tickets to the rodeo in Bakersfield so we could take the kids. I have to admit that I wasn't really looking forward to it. I've never been to a rodeo and I hate trying new things. I don't know what I was expecting but I was surprised by how much fun we all had.
The gates opened at 6pm and the rodeo started at 7:30. We got there a little earlier than I wanted but it turned out to be a good thing. We walked around, watched the horses getting ready, and looked through the booths of stuff. Then we picked our seats and watched everyone scrambling around getting ready. By the time it started the stands were full.
We got to watch the local mounted drill team perform a couple of numbers and then the main stuff began.
The time flew by as we watched the cowboys ride bucking horses and rope cattle. Our favorite events were the barrel racing and bull riding.
Of course you can't go to something like this without eating a funnel cake, shaved ice, and kettle corn. Even though we didn't get home until midnight we had a spectacular time.