After the Stitch Niche we headed to Fort Worth and the Stockyard.
We missed the cattle drive through town.
I’m sure it was a lot earlier than we got there.
The first thing we saw though was a steer.
Don’t know if this is the classic Texas Longhorn but, pretty doggone close.
We were in the area of the Stockyard that is pretty much touristy.
The building and the cobblestones were pretty cool looking, hard to walk on though.
There are stage coach rides.
The little kids were loving it.
You can have your picture taken with the steers.
There was a group of people laughing about having a picture took.
One of the guys said, "Look! There's another one!"
I said, "Be careful. His name is Diablo." There guys were practically comatose.
The handlers were careful of the horns.
The rodeo museum.
Not a great picture since I was facing the sun.
I just thought the building was cool.
The weather was amazing...78 degrees.
A welcomed break from winter!
Across from the gambling parlor was the Stockyard Hotel.
The doorman opened the door for us.
Before we went in, I asked if it was okay.
Then I asked the desk clerk if it was okay to take pictures
It was like walking into the 1890's or so.
Found they had a restaurant.
The floor had to be the original.
Sheet metal repairs and big old nails in the boards
I loved the buffalo heads.
The menu cover was leather
Were they smoked and grilled meat.
We were having more barbeque that night so Bob had Grilled Rainbow Trout.
I had a Chicken BLT wrap with a jalapeno sauce that was really good!
Some of the artwork.
Loved this painting!
So remember the earlier picture of the buffalo heads.
This was the other side of the wall.
Took a little walk up the street.
Stepped into Maverick Fine Westernware
Anything in Western Couture.
Boots, Hats, Jackets. Bolo ties and neck kerchiefs.
It was all very interesting.
The wedding was a lot of fun.
The Bride was beautiful.
My pictures of the wedding just didn't turn out.
It was great to see family and friends.
And now for the latest in weather...it SUCKS!
Good news, we didn't get the 8-12" forecasted.
We actually only got about 5-6".
Now the temperature is dropping and the wind is wicked.
Its blowing snow around.
We also aren't in the Blizzard area.
About 2/3's of the Upper Pennisula is under a Blizzard warning.
Roads are closed.
Schools are closed tomorrow, including our school district.
The snow banks at the end of our driveway are seven feet high.
There isn't too many areas to go with the snow.
Marquette has had 200" of snow with a 53" snow cover...what is on the ground and hasn't melted.
My first #stitch9challenge
With Thy Needle and Thread: Forget-Me-Knot
That about sums it up.
Hope the weather is better where you are!
Keep on Stitching