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Like a Greystones cowboy… in Texas

I’ve seen five-a-side footballers (of whom I am one again) dribbling the ball under the table in the bar afterwards… but I didn’t expect the rodeo show when it came.

But that’s what they do for fun in Cleveland, Mississippi and where myself and my Travel colleague Issy stayed back after our party had left.

The locals were watching the rodeo on the TV and one guy was lassoing the barmaid into him.

I think her name was Daisy although that’s maybe my fevered imagination.

But that trip to mark the Martin Luther King 50 commemorations of the Great Man’s passing The Promised Land, and this diversion got me hankering to go to the rodeo.

Giddy up

And if you’re going to throw yourself into it then you’re best going big… which means Trxas.

RodeoHouston,, the world’s biggest rodeo, takes place from March 3-22 in Houston.

Where 70,000 will attend daily.

And you’ll get to see 17 acts, among them Willie Nelson, Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban.

The latter, who graced us in Dublin when he visited with Nashville’s Country & Western weekend from at the RDS is particularly worth seeing.

Of course you’ll know that this former son of Greystones, Co. Wicklow is made for rodeo from his adventures in Corado… The New Frontiersmen.

Rodeo rider Jim

Now you’ve got a taste for Houston then what about the Apollo Mission Control Center, the Houston Museum District and the Holocaust Museum Houston?

Are you sitting comfortably then I’ll begin

And the best way to get around it all? Our friends at tell us that Houston’s Experience Marketplace is the ticket.

Because they will send you tickets via text and email for among other top things… the Houston Museum Pass, the Houston Brew Pass and the Space Center General Admission.

All major airlines fly out of the UK and Ireland to Houston.

Houston…. I have no problem!

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