Friday, April 24, 2009

I love this little moth lapping up the moisture from a Shiner Bock beer bottle. Guess that indicates how humid it can be in Texas! (You can click on the pictures to enlarge)

This was in Ft Worth this morning while we waited for the cattle drive in the old Stockyards district. See the video below of the twice-daily cattle drive.

Following the cattle drive, 44 brand new 2010 red Camaros came down the street. They look like Mustangs - maybe why they chose Exchange Street in Ft. Worth, following the herd of longhorn cattle???

Cattle drive - downtown Ft. Worth

Click the arrow above to see the video. They drive this herd of longhorns through the streets twice every day, commemorating when Ft Worth was the largest livestock exchange in the Southwest. It's picturesque but we've enjoyed more the times we've actually participated in moving cattle on the Schindel farm in Iowa.

Click here to see the rhinestone saddle disco ball at Billy Bob's, the largest Honkey Tonk in the world in Ft. Worth.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Busy day...

Ft. Sumner, NM - memorial of the 1863-1868 Navajo Long Walk. Not talked about for many years, and I am sure not taught to us in American History classes, Americans including Colonel Kit Carson marched 8,000+ Navajos from Canyon de Chelly area for 450 miles across New Mexico to live in virtual captivity at Bosque Redondo. About 20% of the Navajo population died during this 5 year period before they were allowed to walk home in 1868.

Lubbock, TX - Buddy Holly Center with tons of his personal memorabilia on display in a gallery shaped like the inside of a guitar, all his music playing in the background, and a great 15 minute movie about his short 22 year life. Well worth a stop!
Lubbock is nice with its huge, beautiful Texas Tech Univ.
We like their Prairie Dog Town, too.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

And they are off....

I know we said we'd leave Tues the 21st...but we're ready to go now and we are enjoying this freedom so we'll be off first thing in the morning on Monday the 20th. First long stop will be the Buddy Holly Museum in Lubbock, TX. Stay tuned...