Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Texas The End

The days were flying by much faster then we would have liked. We headed back to Fort Worth as there was more to see. I found myself in jail quite soon after we arrived but thankfully Hubby bailed me out. Wouldn't be the first time. Just kidding! Really!

Seeing as I have no pride here is the picture of me on Big Jake. (I don't know who is bigger but that's another whole post!) He was a very docile longhorn and seemed to like the attention. The cowboy liked the $5.00 he got for letting you set on Big Jake long enough to take a picture.

These orchards were in the lobby of the hotel. They were just gorgeous!!!

George Strait, need I say more......

This was the pool area that we did not get to use due to the rain but it was nice to look at each day when we walked by.

One night we went to a Mexican restaurant called Papasitos. It was very good even for someone who isn't very adventurous with their food. Mine was the shrimp hanging over the plate. The desserts were out of this world. I had chocolate bread pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I would make the trip back to Dallas just for that!

We wore jeans and boots that night so I snapped a picture of my boots while waiting in the lobby.

This guy was holding the menus in one of the restaurants.

We had ribs one night and they were delicious. I could only eat about half of this serving as it was so huge. It seemed like we did a lot of eating on this trip!

We were quite anxious to see the Kennedy Museum in downtown Dallas. (We weren't allowed to take any pictures.) They put headphones on everyone when you walk in and you stop at each exhibit and listen to what the pictures were all about. It was very moving to say the least and almost brought tears to my eyes on more then one occasion. It gave us a very eerie feeling standing by the window where Lee Har*vey Os*wald stood when he assassinated President Kennedy and to drive past the plaque along the street that marked the spot where it happened.
If you ever go to Dallas don't miss this museum that so vividly shows that tragic part of our history.

We left there and went to the Thomas Kincade Gallery. If you like his work this is the place to go! I drooled over each and every picture and finally decided on one for our foyer. It arrived the day after we got home but was damaged slightly on the top edge of the frame so it left to go back this morning via Fe*d Ex. I hated to send it back but another one will be shipped out as soon as they get that one back and then I will post a picture.
We loved the Frederick Remington gallery and once again couldn't take any pictures but believe me if you have an interest in western art this place is amazing.
It was a fun trip despite all of the rain. The locals were rejoicing as I guess it's been very dry there this summer. We certainly saw lots of beautiful places and things and I would love to go back again. The shopping was wonderful, I had to sit on my suitcase to get it closed when we came home!
Guess that's it for my Texas Saga. I think next year this board meeting will be held in San Antonio! Yippee!


Mrs Mom said...

See, you were good luck for Texas, bringing them some MUCH needed rains!!

Thomas Kincade... love love LOVE his work. My MIL introduced me to him, and I enjoy walking around the small gallery he has here too. Am working on collecting some of his coffee mugs for MIL..hehe

Big Jake is cute too! ;)

Dawn said...

I am glad you took rain to Texas - they've been in severe drought all summer. San Antonio next year - have you been there? I have once, and it rained - in July. I would love to go in the spring, when it's the best, I hear. And I'd love to meet my dear blog friend, Linda, there.

Still hoping to get out there this fall to meet you!

hippo chick said...

What do I love about this trip of yours? EVERYTHING. I love the picture of you on the longhorn. I don't know if I would have been that brave.

I would love to go to the Kennedy museum and I really Frederick Remington so know I would like that.

So this was part business/part fun? Good for you.

Thanks for sharing. It's good to have you back.

~hippo hugs~

Patti said...

Thanks for the rains you brought us when you came to our great state! LOL

palmtreefanatic said...

great pics and so much fun~! yeah for the rains! Now I wanna eat again! lol!

Needled Mom said...

I have heard about how wonderful the museum is there. Someday.....

The food all looks absolutely fabulous, but those ribs....YUM!!!

So...did the steer compare to the boys when you were up in the saddle?

Sorry you had to send your Kincade art back. I'll look forward to seeing it when it returns. xox

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Oh my gosh...that looks like so much fun! Too bad you can't use that pool, it looks amazing too. And.....my mouth is watering from that picture of the ribs!

Mikey said...

That is so cool! Love the pic of you on Big Jake! Wow!
You make me want to go to TX so bad now!

PEA said...

Now how did I know you'd end up behind bars??? hehe And look at you on Big Jake...you have way more courage than I do! lol My heart almost skipped a beat when you mentioned George Strait, thought you had met him in person! I would have been sooooo jealous!!!! lol Love that guy, what a voice.

Such a shame you couldn't use that beautiful pool due to rain. Oh dear, seeing that skeleton holding the menu would have made me think twice about eating at that restaurant...I mean if the poor guy got THAT skinny, maybe the food isn't good???? LOL I know, leave it to me to think that way! hehe

I can well imagine how how emotional it was to go through that Kennedy Museum. To think what went through there all those years ago...brings tears to my eyes as well.

I would have loved to visit the Thomas Kincade Gallery, I so love his paintings. Looking forward to seeing the one you bought...figures it was damaged on arrival:-(

I've also read your part 2 of your trip and it really sounds like it was a fun trip, even with all the rain!! Love you my friend. xoxoxo

nancygrayce said...

What a great trip....well, I admire you for sitting on that bull! I don't think they could have paid me to get near that! Of course I'm a big old fraidy cat!!!

Callie said...

Sounds like an amazing trip. Funny enough, one place I've never been to, would like to go though. Very nice photos and gosh the food again, the food, my stomachis growling!

Paula said...

So glad you had such a good time! You will love San Antonio!

You look fabulous on the longhorn!

Margaret Cloud said...

I enjoyed the pictures, the food made me hungry, especially the ribs, love those ribs. Looked like you had a lot of fun and was busy sight seeing.

Andrea said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ft. Worth! If I could live there I would. Well, not inside the city, but in the country outside of it!! That town just is so much fun and is just so western. I love it!! Looks like you guys had fun!!