We crossed the border from Louisiana and saw “miles and miles of Texas”. “All my Exes Live in Texas…” wait, that’s not right. Actually, we have tons of family & friends that currently reside in Texas, so it was a big destination for us. We didn’t make it to “Amarillo by Morning”, but did get to our first stop, Fort Worth. My cousin Emily and her husband Matt live there and I was more than excited to make the journey to see them. It just so happen that my cousin Zach from Washington State happened to be there when we were visiting. We had a GREAT time hanging out with them and the Lou dog!
Where We Stayed
Like I mentioned, we stayed at Emily’s house… in a real bed – it felt great! Sparky loved having a couch to lay on, especially with so many people willing to give him belly rubs. Emily & Matt have a 13 year old dog, Lou. Sparky and Lou got along really well, until Lou ate some of Sparky’s food, after that Sparky was highly suspicious of her any time she went near the bedroom (where his food was). Sometimes, Sparky would sit outside the door guarding his food, and Lou would take the most comfortable spot on the couch – I think she is on to something.
What We Did
We stayed in Fort Worth only a few days, so most of that time was spent relaxing, talking, catching up and eating. I found out that Texas, it is all about eating good food. When you are done with one meal, you talking about the next one – that is conversation I can get behind. We also found out that Matt is a South Park fan, and considering we didn’t have reliable TV the last year we were more than happy to catch up with last season…. “Member, that time in Fort Worth??? Yah, I member!” CLASSIC. Thanks Matt for letting us catch up.
With the relaxing, eating, and talking, we didn’t do a whole lot of sightseeing. I do feel like we got the essentials. We tried Whataburger with Zach, which was good, and had endless jokes at its expense for hours “Oh I have Whataregrets”, “WhataGas”, “WhataDump” – and so on. We also had really great BBQ in Fort Worth at Railhead BBQ. Matt & Emily recommended it and it was worth the hype. We took a trip to downtown and checked out Sundance Square. Named after the Sundance Kid, Sundance Square is a place for nightlife, lives music and events. The mural commemorates the Forth Worth section of the Chisholm Trail. We didn’t dance in the water jets, but I did contemplate it. Emily and Matt took us to “The Flying Saucer” Bar, which was really cool. With over 500 beers, we had plenty of options and enjoyed our afternoon. We ended our sightseeing with a trip to the Stockyards. Stockyards were a livestock market starting in 1866. Today, it is registered as a National Historic site with lots of bars, restaurants and activities including a rodeo!
What made this trip to Fort Worth especially awesome were the people we got to hang out with. We didn’t overload ourselves with touristy stuff; we just genuinely enjoyed each other’s company. I foresee a trip back here in the future.