We are finally on our way out of Texas – we leave tomorrow for New Orleans. But I must say, we have enjoyed Texas more than we ever thought we would. It is beautiful country with lots of cool things to see and do. So just like any trip to Yellowstone must include buffalo sightings, any trip to Texas must include Long Horn cattle sightings.
I was afraid we were going to spend our entire stay here without seeing any, but we made it to the Fort Worth Stockyards to see them up close and personal. We even got to watch a “cattle drive” down main street- kinda hokey but fun.
We spent three days in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and were able to go to a Texas Rangers game while here. Another ballpark off our list. We also spent a day and evening in Dallas.
We saw the street and building involved in the JFK shooting and even took a bus tour of the city.
One of our favorite spots was the park with the statues of all the Long Horn cattle depicting a cattle drive on the Chisholm Trail. It is in the actual location of the original trail and there must have been 100 life-size cattle coming down a hill and crossing a stream. Loved it!
We ended the trip with a hike out on the levee of the Trinity River for Mike to get the sunset city picture.
Then it was off to the Houston area.
First item on the agenda was the Houston Astros game. This is a beautiful venue- and of course it doesn’t hurt that they are the defending World Series Champions. The place was electric with fans and food everywhere. Traffic in Houston is a bit of a pain, however, they have 2.3 million people and a lot of cars. Needless to say, there is a ton of construction going on everywhere. They seem to be experiencing some growing pains. So we decided to get out of the city on our last day and we headed out to Galveston on the Gulf of Mexico.
What an interesting city. On one side they have a cruise ship docked right next to a historic downtown area with tons of shops and restaurants.
On the other side it looks like any other beach town USA.
It even has an amusement park out on the pier. Think Santa Cruz only much bigger. A fun afternoon with some live music and a classic car show to boot. Take a look at this sign–Barb Vesey-we took this picture just for you. It looks like the Germans may have been the first to hold biannual singing events beating out the Swiss! Can you believe it? All this in Galveston, Texas.
We have loved just about everything in Texas and it is on our ‘must return’ list for sure.