Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Adventure Continues - Ft. Worth and the Stockyards

Got a day off and we headed to Ft. Worth for the day.  Fred and I both  had been to the stockyards but have never really looked around or took part of anything there.  To do on our list - Stockyards; eat at Tim Love's Restaurant; go to Bill Bob's; visit courthouse; and eat at Edelweiss German Restaurant.  Full day planned and lots to see.

Stockyards - Wow it was really neat.  We walked through the mall area and saw a lot of neat things - replaced my Minnetonka sandals as my dog eat my others.
Track is for train that runs
on weekends
Center of the Mall

We then found out there was to be a cattle drive down the middle of the street so we found a place on the curve and waited.  While we waited we watch a guy with one of the biggest long-horn I have ever seen allow kids to climb all of him and take pictures.  It was such a well behave bull that I was wondering if he was stuffed - but nature called and found out he wasn't.  The guy had a bucket sitting right under him and he hit the spot - it was so funny. 

Went to the Cowboy Hall of Fame - neat place;

Then off to lunch at Tim Love's place; (for those that don't know he is a famous chef and was on Iron Chef -  The food was wonderful and Fred said his Buffalo burger was the best he ever ate.

After lunch we went to the only winery/wine bar in the area for a wine tasting. 

Walking around we found out that the White Elephant Bar was the bar where Walker, Texas Ranger was filmed - CD's Bar.  Of course we had to go there as Fred's nickname as a police officer was Walker.  It was interesting and had some things there from the TV series.

Then we were off to Billy Bob's, the larger bar in world and I really believe it is.  What a place!!!  There had to be at least 10 different dance floors; lots and lots of bars; pool tables everywhere; a bar area that is out from the noise so you can visit but still get the atmosphere; a fancy bar room with animals mounded ever where; and even a bull ring.  They have real bull riding every Friday night for $3.00 with stands for watching.  It took us about an hour to just walk around the place.

We had some time before dinner so we decided to hit the Botanical Garden.  This was nice and made for some great pictures.  Really big place and we only got through a small part before the heat and time caught up with us.  If you ever get the chance I would say go but not in 100 degree weather!!!


Now on to dinner at Edelweiss - YEA!!!!  Well so we thought - they are closed on Tuesday so will have to go back - oh rats another trip to Ft. Worth - lol.