Houston Rodeo, S.W.A.T. and Bottle Caps

March 1-7, 2018 — We started the month of March at Somerville Lake, Texas where we stayed at Yegua Park Army Corps of Engineering campground. After three days we headed east toward Houston, Texas and stayed at two different Boondockers Welcome host sites.

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We spent a day in College Station, Texas visiting Texas A&M University, the second largest university in the United States. Approximately 69,000 students attend the school. 

Since 1904 home football games have been played at Kyle Field. The Texas Aggie stadium has a capacity of 106,500. 

Twelve foot high bronze replica of the Aggie Ring at the Clayton W. Williams Jr. Alumni Center.

The first land-grant college in Texas―called the Agricultural and Mechanical College―was predominantly a military school, built in 1876 in a then-remote area of Central Texas. Like other developments, the institute was a result of the expanding railroad, so a station named “College” was erected to service the new school. Drawing newcomers to the area, the city of College Station was incorporated in 1938, and its size soon rivaled that of neighboring Bryan―the Brazos County seat.

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“The Day the Wall Came Down” bronze sculpture on the Texas A&M campus. The sculpture depicts horses jumping the collapsed Berlin Wall symbolizing freedom, patriotism, and the expression of human spirit. 

The George Bush Presidential Library is located adjacent to Texas A&M University. 

Bottle Cap Alley is located in the Northgate neighborhood near Texas A&M University next to The Dixie Chicken restaurant. The alley has accumulated 40+ years of bottle caps. It’s a definite fixture of the campus.

Looking out the front RV window at Somerville Lake. All offices should have an ever-changing view such as this. 

Another beautiful sunset over Somerville Lake.

Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas.

Former Milwaukee Brewers star 1st baseman Cecil Cooper is from Brenham, Texas. His jersey is on display at the Blue Bell Creamery. 

Texas Independence Day Celebration at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. It was very interesting to learn more about how Texas gained independence from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas. 

One of our Boondockers Welcome host sites. Since our Thor Vegas is so small it gives us many parking options. 

Enjoy this themed monopoly style game with a Houston twist. Fun and educational. Real places represented on game board.

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We spent an entire day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The rodeo was held at NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans. The stadium is located adjacent to the Houston Astrodome and has of capacity of 72,000 – 80,000 people depending on the event. 

We felt safe at the Houston Rodeo knowing the Houston Police S.W.A.T. team was on patrol.

Texas Longhorns were being shown the day of our visit to the livestock show. The varied colors of these beef animals are amazing. This one pictured looks like it is wearing a camouflage outfit.  

6″ tall stuffed Mini Longhorn, Zeb, is sweet and realistic with classic brown and white coloring. Plush Longhorn is perfect for play, cuddling or any adventure!

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This Texas Longhorn should be named Cookies and Cream. Love the black nose and ears.

Every night following the rodeo there is a concert. We were blessed to see Rascal Flatts perform on a revolving star-shaped stage. The lights and special effects were amazing. 

Another great week of full-time RV life is in the books. Stay tuned to see what crazy fun things we do next. 

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3 thoughts on “Houston Rodeo, S.W.A.T. and Bottle Caps”

  1. Do you just go “camping” and then Google to see what’s around going on? Ex: Houston rodeo, did you FIRST plan on going there , then found other things to do, then found somewhere to stay?

    1. This really varies depending on the location and activity. As we find events or activities we would like to do we pin them to a custom google map. When we know we’re going to be in an area we pull up the map and see what is around us. The Houston rodeo has been on our radar for quite some time. Once we knew we would be in the Houston area we narrowed down what day we wanted to attend and then sought out places to stay. Once that was secured we purchased tickets. Then we googled, looked at instagram, facebook, blogs, vlogs, etc. to find other interesting locations and activities to do in the area. We also make sure to leave some days open to rest and rejuvenate as touring around every day is exhausting. Happy traveling!

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