Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Day in Ft. Worth

We spent a day in Ft. Worth with Donna's grandson JT and Chad. JT drove in all that horrible traffic.
We passed the Texas Motor Speedway and the boys told us that big black thing is the world's largest HD TV
Bob wanted very much to go to Billy Bob's. It's the world's largest Honky Tonk. Maybe because his name is Bob Bill?

Not sure if we are in Fort or Fart Worth.
A indoor bull ring.

A bar where they got Donna tipsy.
 Pool tables where we had fun.
 Then we went outside to walk around.
 Or sit.

 We watched the cattle drive.
A different kind of "Stock Exchange"
 Check out the flag pole.
 Everything in TX is big.
 We then went to the Water Park.
Water trickling down the wall.
The quiet pool.
 The misty pool.
 Chad & Bob went to the bottom of this pool.
 Introduced the boys to Zio's.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fort, Friends and Frogs

We met friends Ron & Sharon Mead at a halfway point. It just happened to be where historic Fort Richardson is. Jacksboro, TX. The fort was used to protect the settlers in the indian wars
While waiting for the docent to open the doors we took a drive around the state park and saw these visitors.

Once inside we saw a picture of an Indian who's name last name is Parker.



 The hospital.

After we left the fort we went for "Linner" at the Green Frog restaurant. Wonder why they call it that?

A little of this, a little of that

October 8. 
We moved to another city park.  Hamlin, TX. 
On the way we met this huge truck. Police escort and all. Check the number of tires on this puppy.
Our view out the dinette window.
        
The windshield view.
         
We did a day trip to Abilene. Saw this courthouse in Anson. 
 Bob toured one of the military museums.


Our next move was to Lake Arrowhead State Park near Wichita on Oct. 10. Bob wanted to see a railroad museum there. But guess what. It was closed. We took some pictures from outside while getting a geocache.
One geocache was called the "Littlest Skyscraper". The city in the early 1900's wanted a skyscraper so they built this building. It has been featured in "Ripley's Believe it or Not".

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

More Panhandle

Our next stop was planned for Big Spring. We decided to stop at the town of Lamesa and used their city park for free for 4 nights. We had great neighbors. George & Lois who just started full timing one month ago and then Howard who is also a full timer. We filled them in on how to do it since we were the longest.
We took a day trip to Midland and Odessa. We wanted to see about 3 or 4 museums and because it was Sunday only one was open and due to remodeling only 1/2 of it was open.

We first stopped at the residence of Bush's.
                            
Then it was onto the Petroleum museum. 

At first it too was closed because the guy hadn't come to turn the lights on. Just as we were turning around to leave he arrived.
We first saw these "gem rocks".
Then it was a little bit about the oil wells. Mostly paintings.
 And a lot of racing cars that use that petroleum.
 Outside we could drive a loop and see other type of derricks/pumps.
We drove to Big Springs to pick up our mail and Bob wanted to see this museum but guess what? It was closed too.