|View from our campsite|
|Before the conference starts|
With the cold snap, we decided to stay on a few more days. We did exciting things, like laundry (don’t be jealous now). But we also took a day to go into Ft. Worth to see the Ft. Worth Stockyards.
Now remember, with us, free is good.
|Span on the horns average 6' tip-to-tip.|
The "drive" starts when someone comes out and gives you a little information about the old drives. Things like the average herd size during the historic drives was 3500 head, most drovers (i.e. cowboys) were in their teens, and yes, there were female drovers too. He also gave some safety tips such stay on the sidewalk and no crouching or kneeling. It is something to see 15 head of cattle, cowboys on horseback in period authentic dress and tack moving along the center of the road in a major city! They move the small herd twice a day so folks can see what it was like back when Ft. Worth was the Wall Street of the south.
|Chris chats with a museum volunteer|
We did do one big splurge tho.
Our “splurge” dining is very rare and when we do, we do it at lunchtime…it’s cheaper that way! The flat iron steak lunch special was super good…and we left so full I didn’t even have to make dinner. Now, that’s a win-win!
We also took some time just to drive around and check out other campgrounds. Discovered some good possibilities for the future.
And yes, we know...we didn't even get into Dallas this time other than driving through on I-35 W.
We’re glad we pace our “tourism” moments….it gives us another excuse to go back to an area we like!
Enjoy the journey…. Oh, and if photos aren't large enough, just click on them
|Photo op anyone? LeAnn and "Patron"|
|Hey, sometimes you just gotta play total tourist.|
|Fort Worth Cattle Drive|
|Fort Worth Live Stock Exchange. A historic building still in use. Museum is inside.|
|Fort Worth Stockyard Museum had a plethora of items|
|Even had a section dedicated to female rodeo stars of all ages|
|A zoom lens is a good thing...this is a member of the Ft. Worth Herd.|
There's a special area you can walk to with an "overpass" for viewing.
|Still working after all those years....|
|A dining area at Riscky's Steakhouse|
|White Front Western Store, another Stockyard landmark|