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Boot scoot boogie [Mar. 1st, 2008|09:13 pm]
Yesterday was Go Texan Day.  Where I live, as you can imagine, Go Texan Day is a pretty big deal.  Kids get to wear boots and hats to school. Companies host chili cookoffs and offer prizes for the best western wear. People who have never been any closer to a horse than the carousel at Kiddie Wonderland walk around looking like they just popped in from the Chisholm trail.

Middle Daughter and I were lamenting the fact that we don't actually own any western wear, or to be more specific, boots. I am somewhat ashamed to say that I am Texas born and bred and about to turn 48 and have never owned a pair of real boots. I've had boots that were sort of cowboy boots, but not really. I always wanted red ropers, but then when Urban Cowboy came out everyone and their dog had red ropers, so I gave up on the idea and then never could really settle on what I wanted.

Middle Daughter has had several pair, but none in about four years. And she decided she wanted a pair of boots to wear to the rodeo when we go in a couple of weeks.

So, today we ventured out to Cavender's Boot City to find boots. Along with 10,000 other people. It was busier than the calf scramble at the rodeo. They even had a cop directing traffic in the parking lot. Boots were flying all over the place.

I ended up with not one, but two pair. Yee haw! I got these in a different leather - more of a shiny russet brown. And then I got these just for fun. Middle Daughter got them, too, so now we have mother-daughter boots. I hope that's not weird.

[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2008-03-02 12:24 pm (UTC)
I love my lace up Ariats. I don't wear them often anymore but when I do my feet love me extra. I got them to go riding in, but I haven't done that in YEARS now.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-03-02 11:12 pm (UTC)
I was surprised how comfortable they were. One of the reasons I hadn't bought boots yet was because I couldn't find any that didn't hurt my feet. The Durangos are really comfortable, too. Like gloves for your feet.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2008-03-03 01:49 am (UTC)
That's the best!
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From: blissonbliss
2008-03-02 05:43 pm (UTC)
Aww. Dang. I wanna wear hats and boots too! Very nice boots! Yee haw indeed!

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I'm counting on the energy of everyone until the end of this. Only another two weeks.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-03-02 11:11 pm (UTC)
Hey, Cali is in the west, too! Go ahead and get you some boots. Or better yet, come see me and we'll go hang out at Cavender's.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2008-03-02 06:23 pm (UTC)
That first pair looks almost exactly like my first pair of boots! They were my first and only pair, unless you count the ones I had when I was two. :D Mine didn't have a tassel and all of the stitching was brown. I wore them to cattle sales and shows.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-03-03 12:04 am (UTC)

I really like those second ones....

I like that little piece of metal on the toe. I assume that's for kicking ass? -jody www.jodymace.com/news
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From: misty_bay
2008-03-03 05:18 pm (UTC)

You're funny.

You've lived in Texas for FORTY-EIGHT years, are just NOW buying boots, and ask if it's weird that you and dd match?

I thought owning boots in Texas, was like a law or something. At the very least, a state motto. Ya know...."We fry people for not wearing boots. Welcome to Texas!" :O)

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[User Picture]From: aims814
2008-03-06 04:17 pm (UTC)
FUN! I have one pair that I haven't worn in years. I do love them and once upon a time, I wore them at least once a week.

Do you have pics of y'all in them?
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