Well, howdy partner!
Think the Wild West is well and truly in the past? If so, you need to take a trip to Texas. Once you get to The Lone Star State, you’ll see that, in actual fact, cowboys are still very much alive and kicking! So, during your trip to Texas, you might as well experience life as a cowboy, right? Here are some of the best ways you can do just that.
Buy Some Boots
A cowboy isn’t complete without a pair of Western boots. And you can buy your very own pair from the famous Lucchese bootmaker. They’ve been making boots since the 1860s and now count many big-name celebrities amongst their most loyal customers. You’ll need to book an appointment so that a shoemaking expert can measure up your feet and you can choose the kind of leather and design you want. Why not come up with your very own personal design?!
Get A Stetson
The Stetson hat is also a very important part of a cowboy’s outfit. You’ll find lots of hat shops all around Texas, all of which will have a great selection of Stetson hats for you to choose from.
Visit The Rodeo
When a cowboy has some time to kick back and relax, there is nothing more he likes than to visit the local rodeo. If you are staying at Comfort Suites Waco, you won’t be too far from the very popular rodeo in Waco, Hot Fair. This is a large fair that also has its very own rodeo. So, when you’ve been on the big wheel, you can take your seat in the stadium and watch some of Waco’s finest try to stay on huge sheep and cattle!
You know what a cowboy’s favorite meal is, right?! That’s right – a big bowl of chilli! The state of Texas is well-known for its chilli and, if you fancy learning how to cook it just like they did back in the Wild West, you need to go to a Camp Cooking Weekend. These fun weekends give you the chance to take part in some cooking classes, where you will learn the art of barbecuing and some old-fashioned ranch-style cooking.
Travel In Time
Of course, there is no better way to experience life as a cowboy in the Wild West than by traveling back to that point in time. And you can if you visit the Tyler County Dogwood Festival in the springtime. Around 2,000 modern cowboys and ranch owners visit the festival and take part in trail rides, rodeos, and parades. If you stay over, you’ll also be able to spend the evenings at community dances. Remember to spend some time at the nearby Heritage Village, where you will be able to see people in period dress and costumes living exactly as the forefathers did in the pioneer times.
Yee-haw, partner! Why not start booking your trip to Texas right now so that you can get a taste of cowboy life!