The Super Bowl has come to town and so I thought this might be a perfect time to show you around
my "neck of the woods."
Let's start with a map of the area for a little clarification.
This is the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. On the left is the Ft. Worth area and on the right is the Dallas area. Cowboys Stadium hasn't actually been in Dallas for many, many years. It was previously in Irving (just west of Dallas) forever and now it is in Arlington (the big black circled area). Although Dallas is getting all the attention, I wanted to be clear that all of this isn't even taking place in Dallas county but rather Tarrant County, which is the Ft. Worth area. So, I'm giving Ft. Worth it's props and showing you a bit of it. (The big red dot? That's where I live...in the far north Ft. Worth/Keller area).
It may surprise many of you who have never been to Texas that you can drive for miles and never see a horse and most Texans who live in the big city areas don't wear cowboy hats, many don't even own one.
We actually have sophisticated shopping, art districts and the most amazing restaurants and food.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm proud of my Texas roots and my Texas twang (I can turn on my accent and speak as hick as the next person when I want) but I would like people to know there is way more to Texas than cowboys and rodeos (although the annual livestock show just finished up.)
So, here's a bit of my town:
|Bass Performing Hall
|another view of Bass Hall
|Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
|Montgomery Plaza: used to be a huge Montgomery Wards store but has now
been converted into expensive lofts with shopping and restaurants below.
|Ft. Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns
|Ft. Worth Stockyards: Merchants Exhibit Building
|Stockyards Station: You can take the Tarantula train for a scenic tour
from Ft. Worth to Grapevine and back.
|The Tarantula train
|TCU campus, the chapel
|TCU visual arts building (TCU's a mix of old and new)
|Old Home Supply (old home salvage); it's an awesome place
photos from here
Oh, and it's still snowing. We got another 4-5 inches (some had more) over night and this morning. It finally stopped around 2:00 this afternoon where I live. The sun has finally come out (first time since last Monday) which makes it feel a bit warmer than the 20-something degrees it is.
|Here's an old window table that's on my front porch. It's a covered porch and
pretty deep but still managed to get a lot of snow on it.
|The old shovel has seen a lot of action the last few days.
For those of you who have never been here,
is this what you thought Ft. Worth, Texas was like?