My Auntie J has been to the NFR, as a spectator and shopper, several times. That is her buckle in the above picture. She raves about the "Cowboy Christmas." Have you heard of it? It is the western shopping extravaganza that happens during the NFR. I'd mostly have to window shop. But it'd still be fun to see all the vendors and drool over all of the merchandise.
At the 4th of July BBQ I was at, one of the guests told me that he has been numerous times, as well. He grew up riding rodeo. Roping and racing. He said the NFR is amazing. Watching all of those cowboys and cowgirls, who have worked hard their whole lives to get there, to that one point, hoping to be at the top. For their dreams to come true.
Have you been? Do you want to? Should I go? Should I start saving now?