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North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth November 14th 2015

I guess there isn’t much to tell in terms of traveling today. Most of the day was spent on the campus of TCU for the festivities surrounding the football game against Kansas. I made my way to the parking lot of Paschal High School around 8 AM and then walked to the football stadium. It was a little over a mile, so no big deal. I have to admit that the tailgate scene at TCU was weak, compared to the other places I’ve been. It’s mainly been SEC schools, so maybe that’s not a fair comparison. I will say that the free swag scene around the stadium was amazing. They have a string of tents set up called Frog Alley, which is also where the football team arrives and walks through to get to the stadium. ... read more
Where the magic happens before TCU home games
I almost got under the big flag in the student section
Not the prettiest game, but still a win

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth November 13th 2015

Friday the 13th. The world has seen a lot of death and senseless destruction today. I don't know what to say in the face of it all. But I will acknowledge that it has affected me, amid millions of other people. My spirit grieves. My day had a significantly less amount of sadness in it. And I'm grateful for that. I left Boomtown Hotel and Casino in Bossier City, LA, this morning around 8:45 AM. The drive to Fort Worth was pretty uneventful. It was about 3 hours, and I was surprised at the small amount of congestion on I-20, which I took basically the whole way in. It was a little annoying with the 4-laned interstate, since there was an awfully large amount of big rigs and other vehicles that felt the need to pass ... read more
My favorite new art at TCU
My name in the symposium program!
Made it to Texas for a couple of days

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth March 31st 2014

A weekend in Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas - rodeo and all ...... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth October 24th 2013

Geo: 32.7485, -97.3292Today we are headed east, for the first time on this road trip. We have officially made the turn-around after making it all the way to the west side of Texas. The clock said 6:15 AM when we got up this morning, but since we decided to stay on Texas time for this brief period (less than 24 hours), it was really 7:15 AM for us. We got onto the road at 8:45 and 48 degrees and set out for Ft. Worth, TX. Hobbs is right on the state line, so it didn't take long for us to be back in Texas and officially back in Central Time. We headed southeast toward I-20, and passed through a town called Lamesa, TX, a tired old town with abandoned homes and businesses. They even had two ... read more
Oil Refinery in Big Spring, TX
Oil Refinery in Big Spring, TX
Oil Refinery in Big Spring, TX

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth March 14th 2013

What a great overnight trip!! You get to ride the train and spend time in a culturally-rich area the we usually tend to overlook. Ft. Worth is just down the road to our south. The Chisolm Trail came right through what is now downtown Ft. Worth, and of course, the Stockyards area. Fron the train station, we boarded a city bus for a short fifteen minute ride through downtown to Stockyards. The bus dropped us only two blocks from our hotel, the Hyatt Place just across from the historic coliseum. After checking in, we headed down the street to Riscky's BBQ for lunch. Great ribs, slaw and potato salad for $10. Our next adventure was attending a historic re-enactment of Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show. While Pawnee Bill's original show had three separate performing troups with ... read more
Lil Reds
Nothin But Bones

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth March 14th 2013

Yep, we are on board the Heartland Flyer making our way to OKC with many stops between. Did I say that this is a great short trip!! Today we had a lite breakfast in the hotel then on to the Cattle Merchant's Building. There is a great museum in this historic building. There is no admission, but a nominal donation is expected. The museum is well worth the time and donation. The docents are great - taking great time to share their knowledge of local and state history. One point of interest is a lightbulb that has actually been burning for over 100 years! That is correct, and this is well documented. It has not been turned off, ever!! There is one bulb in California, manufactured by the same company, that has been burning a few ... read more
Headin' 'em Up

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth January 13th 2013

How any traveller can think about Fort Worth's Water Gardens and not mention Jenny Agutteris past me. Jenny Agutter starred in the film "Logan's Run." The Fort Worth Water Gardens (above) are the dated yet futuristic spot where the escapees in Logan's Run popped up out from when they were escaping. Jen wore a tmarvellous flowing skimpy thing in most of the scenes in Logan's Run. Seeing that I'm a curvy hip man myself, that skimpy thing and, more to the point, Jenny in that skimpy thing, did it for me. Big time. I couldn't stop thinking about Jenny when I visited the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Being sixteen years old may have had something to do with it. From that moment of standing and "just being" in a revered urban waterscape movie set, from that ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth May 28th 2012

After saying goodbye to our Slovak friends with a bang and a bit of drama, the day has finally arrived. I was pretty much packed then, but, as always, Arthur was doubting me a little. When Julia woke up he went to change her clothes, and I heard a sneeze. I didn't think much of it, probably allergies, right? Wrong. Yellow snot came out of her nostrils like a big yellow monster each mother fears, especially on a day of travel, and especially on a day when air travel is involved. I was very worried how she was going to handle the pressure changes. Before we left I decided we should weigh the suitcases because the big one felt really heavy. My suspicion was confirmed, it was 12 pounds over the limit. Great. Julia's suitcase is ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth January 14th 2012

I got off work Friday (13th) and was in the mood to just read. I went to the Library checked out some books and had decided that was what I wanted to do this weekend just chill and read. It was about 1 A.M when I finished one of the books. I was looking forward to sleeping in Saturday morning. I woke up Saturday morning at 8 and thought about trying to go back to sleep. I laid there a little bit then decided to get up and go to the Stockshow Parade in Fort Worth. I had looked it up on the internet earlier in the week and knew it started at 11. I thought about calling a friend to see if they wanted to go too but figured everyone was still asleep so decided ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Fort Worth December 19th 2011

You hear a lot about Texans being larger than life. How they think they are better than the rest of America. In other parts of the world when I’ve met them they have been big characters. Generally they mean well but I didn’t know where all this whole larger than life, patriotic character came from - Enter San Antonio and The Alamo. A lot of big things have happened to this state like the discovery of oil, which can be seen on the state highways. Scattered around are small oilrigs pumping away. Also JFK’s death in Dallas, the massive stadium home to the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington and the biggest honky tonk in the world at Billy Bobs in Fort Worth and much, much more. Dallas I was expecting bigger. It is only a small city ... read more
2 - The Alamo San Antonio
3 - A restaurant not for the animal rights crew
4 - The building of the Harvey Aswald shot

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