Friday, December 21, 2012

National Finals Rodeo

Viva Las Vegas

Instead of exchanging gifts this year, Drew and I decided to take a trip instead of worrying over what to buy each other. Throughout the year we usually buy whatever we want, and do a lot for birthdays, so we thought this would be a great idea. Where to go?

We decided to hit the strip and travel to Las Vegas; which neither one of us had ever been to. In December, Las Vegas plays host to the National Finals Rodeo. Both of us had wanted to visit during the rodeo. We lucked out on getting some great seats through a friend of a friend (Thanks Charlotte!). We arrived into Las Vegas on Sunday night, changed clothes, had a bite to eat, and headed to the rodeo!

Bareback Riding

The excitement of the crowd at the rodeo was infectious! It was like the Kentucky Wildcats playing! Everyone was cheering and very into it. Plus it was packed! Marty, who we got our tickets from told us that it started at 6:45 and was over at 9. His advice, "Do not be late." Boy, was he right! We were maybe 10 minutes late, and the people in our row did not want to move to let us in. So if you ever go - do not be late.

We actually had someone to root for. Cody Wright (pictured below) rides with the Hudson Pines and Hayes Ranch as sponsors in the Bronc Riding. He has won the world champion before, and his two younger brothers also ride.  The Wright boys have all been at the Living Legacy Sale, and we have had the chance to meet. We were there for Round 4 which Jesse Wright won and Cody was second. Jesse ended up winning the World Championship!

DP and Cody Wright
We are already planning on taking in the 2013 National Finals Rodeo. It was a great time with amazing shopping as well. Country Christmas is actually like 4 venues! If you get the chance to go, take it!

Of course I had to take a photo of what I wore to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas for all my blog buddies to see. Enjoy!

Sequin Shirt: Lane Bryant/ Jeans: Lane Bryant
Braclet: ILY Couture/Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Junk Gypsy

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