Friday, May 2, 2008

Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth: One big city

Last weekend I took my personal days and flew to Texas for a weekend of fun in the south. My best friend Jen lives there now, so I guess it is the first of many trips. It was very, very fun. Enjoy the highlights in pictures: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, JFK assassination highlights in Dallas (morbid or historical: you decide), Dallas Farmers' Market (best line of the weekend: "free Mexican with every purchase"), Twins/Rangers games at The Ballpark (both Friday and Saturday nights; Saturday, I got Bert Blyleven and Dick Bremer's autographs on my "Circle-Me-Bert" sign), Cowboys (the bar where I rode a mechanical bull), the Fort Worth Stockyards (and the cheesy, yet amazing, restaurant where I had a real Texas steak), Jen's new puppy Thug (yes, that's really his name), and the Twins boarding their plane home one gate away from mine (notice Mauer and Morneau, looking just as good out of their unis). I really needed the vacation, and this one was amazing. (After posting, I realized vertical pictures are horizontal. I changed those on the computer, but it didn't transfer. It took me over an hour to post them the way they are, so I'm not going to take the time to figure out how to fix it. Turn your head. Deal :-).)




















































4 comments:

Jen said...

I am so glad you came for a visit! It truely was such a fun weekend!! I miss you and so does Thug! Well I guess I'll see you in a week! (Lot's of !!! here, what can I say I was excited)

Molly said...

Oh! Yay for pictures! I'm glad you had a good trip. You totally deserve it.

Les said...

Looks like a blast! Wish I could have joined you. Which was more fun to ride...Mechanical bull or Texas Longhorn?

Anonymous said...

What a great trip! Great pics too. - Heather