Well, the motorhome is set up, the stuff is in storage, and the miles are behind us. So mom and dad decided to take a break and check out the area. They weren't sure whether Dallas or Fort Worth was going to be a better fit (yes, there is a difference), so they wanted to get a "feel" for the place.
They decided to start in Fort Worth, so they headed down to the Stockyards to do a little touristy stuff. They started with lunch. Dad spotted a joint that had deep fried pickles, and just had to try them. Here's his first taste of deep fried pickles.
He said they were pretty good, but I'll have to take his word for it, since HE DIDN'T BRING ME A DOGGY BAG.
There weren't napkins at this place - only paper towels. They had to take a picture to send to mom's mom, Meme. She HATES that we only use paper towels, not napkins. So when she comes to visit us she buys a big thing of napkins. We use them until they run out, then it's back to paper towels. So far, Texas is our kind of place.....napkinless.
The big event at the Stockyards is the Daily Cattle Drive. So mom and dad finished their lunch and headed out to the street to see the action. Sure enough, right on time, the cattle headed down the street. These were some BIG cattle, and had really big horns. They were Texas Longhorns.
I'm glad we didn't go with them. After the State Fair cow/agility venue, I have to say I'm not big on cows. Their poop is pretty interesting, but they have sharp feet that could hurt me. And if Arnie had been there, he would have wanted to get them, for sure.