Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Ranger's tour of Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas!

Well, hello there... Remember me?
I know... It's been a while. A long while! Last time we had a chance to chat, it was
to tell you about our trip to Dallas to see our Ranger-turned-college-student
Which I know is like a billion years ago in blog-following time!
Nevertheless, here I am to tell you all about the day Ranger
offered to show us around the Fort Worth stockyards and Dallas!
The stockyards is something I have always wanted to see!
And, it didn't disappoint!
Of course, seeing anything is better when my mom and dad are with us!
I can understand why Ranger loves being in Texas...
There's so much more opportunity for him there...
So while I miss him like crazy at home and although
the relationship that took him to Dallas ended almost
as soon as he arrived... I am still happy he is where he is!
Of course, we hit all the shops at the stockyards...
Especially this one!
After all, we had nearly 1,000 miles between us and home...
Therefore, stocking up on good jerky for the trip was a must!
We took a big old pass on the game sticks and pooch-treats...
But took plenty of this one with us!
After touring the shops, it was time for lunch...
Ranger and his buddies have been here many times...
I love Texas!
Hello, North Carolina... THIS is barbeque! 
Following lunch we walked a little more...
And, got into a little trouble!
Then, mom said she wanted to sit on that steer...
So, Ranger helped her hop on up there!
This is what it's all about... Three of my most five
favorite people in the world - All in the same place!
After our tour of Fort Worth, Ranger showed us
around the place where he works when he is not in classes
Oh! And we went by the stadium so this
life-long Cowboys fan could have a look around!
Sadly, our trip did not coincide with a game...
But there was still plenty going on...
Namely, a Taylor Swift concert... Honestly! Can you believe my luck?
From there we went back into Dallas to see the city at night...
We had gelato and walked for a bit...
Ending up on the grassy knoll!
The next morning we returned for a tour of the sixth
floor museum at the book depository at Dealey Plaza
This wasn't huge on my list of must-see things in Dallas...
I would rather have been back at P. Allen Smith's Moss
Mountain Farm, sitting in the garden watching his flowers grow!
However, my parents were still newlyweds
back in 1963 when JFK was assassinated...
So there is no denying this event had an impact on their generation...
So we took the tour!
I must say, it was kinda morbid...
And, a lot sad. So now we can say we've stood on
the X on the road in Dallas where JFK lost his life...

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