Cowboy Boot Shopping: Quarter Horse Congress 2011


One of my favorite things about this time of year is Quarter Horse Congress, an excuse to shop a lot. Oh & eat chicken fried rice for lunch every day… Unfortunately this year I’m not that excited. The loss of Pirate has been been very difficult for me & something that I can’t get off my mind. I’ve been a nonstop, unpredictable cryer. I also never realized how many depressing songs Giant Eagle played while you grocery shop. My sister is already at Congress with her horses & she has her friends to help her with them. I was supposed to be there today but I postponed my trip. I haven’t had good sleep lately so I decided to sleep in tomorrow & head down, can you say retail therapy?

I am in the mood for new cowboy boots (among other things) & I plan on taking LOTS of photos of all the pretty things I see. All of these boots are some of the beauties I saw last year. Monday’s Boot of the Day promises to be amazing too.

All cowboy boots in these photographs are from Rod’s Western, visit Rod’s and check out the rest of their cowboy boot collection and get shopping! 

My sister ended up buying these knockouts last year.

Animal prints are always fun.

Yet another row of beautiful boots, sigh. I am excited to see our horses run tomorrow & definitely excited to see what gorgeous things are in all of the stores & boutiques. But for now I’m spending my night curled up under the heated blanket. What are your weekend plans?

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8 comments on “Cowboy Boot Shopping: Quarter Horse Congress 2011
  1. Tamra Beard says:

    I am so sorry for your loss & I know there really isn’t ANY words that can truly comfort the aching heart hen you lose a friend…. I can only hope in the future you will find another, that will not TAKE THE PLACE, but help fill in the void you have right now…. I love reading your blog & your posts are normally so upbeat & positive… as a loyal follower I must say.. WE FEEL YOUR PAIN… & with that I send you a great big (CYBER HUG)…. hang in there, rest well… & we look forward to hearing more from you soon.

    • Raquel says:

      Awww thank you Tamra, it means a lot. Don’t worry, I will be back with smiles, new recipes & hopefully a lot of fun photos from this weekend. : ) Time will heal, it always does.

  2. Suzie Salmon says:

    I’m heading to Seattle for the Seahawks game and planning on stopping at the Premium Outlet Mall on the way there or the way back! And retail therapy is cheaper and works better than the other kind girl, so you just shop away!

  3. carole says:

    Hi! Sorry for your loss, I can relate, lost my dog blackie and I can’t seem to get another dog even though my son decided to get 2 from the shelter. I love them when they come over to the house and visit but can’t seem to get one for myself. I love yur boots and hope you have a really nice weekend with your horses.

    • Raquel says:

      Thanks Carole, I completely understand that. It’s difficult to find “replacements” in fact they can never replace the ones you lose but they can bring you new company & love. I’m ready to relax & enjoy the weekend : )

  4. Fanny says:

    the print animals are so cool !

  5. Melissa Tompkins says:

    Raquel- Sometimes that is the hardest part of loving animals is knowing that they are going to leave us….I still see glimpses of my Arab Gelding that I showed in other horses, some that my Mom would say that looks nothing like Tom, but it isn’t in how the horses look really, but it will be a “look” that a horse gives his owner that will hit me. But it is those things that make you feel good inside too because of the memories! So enjoy the trade show and I can’t wait to see what you find!! Good Luck! 🙂

    • Raquel says:

      Thanks Melissa. I agree that are definitely other animals that will trigger memories & reminders of the ones you love. I keep on focusing on the good memories the best that I can

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