Have you ever been to a rodeo? They are so fun! I remember the first time I went. I was probably about 7 or 8 and my parents took me. We showed up at the Shoemaker Center in Cincinnati, and I thought it was the biggest place I had ever been to. After the national anthem, all the excitement began.
At first, it’s a lot of petty stuff. The rodeo clowns come out and entertain the crowd for a while, but then when the cowboys come out, there is all kinds of excitement. They are decked out from head to toe with rodeo gear. I remember seeing them wearing helmets and vests and thinking how dangerous it was to be riding those horses and bulls. I will never forget it. If you ever get a chance to go to a rodeo, you definitely should. It’s one of those pure forms of entertainment that is 100% American and 100% heartland.