We had the privilege to visit Texas this past summer and, aside from getting lost on the highway system there, I had a wonderful time.
Casey had to work in the evenings (he was producing the radio broadcast of the Oriole's games) so we took some little trips and even went to Six Flags over Texas while we were there.
One of the tourism brochures in the hotel had information about Stockyard Station in Fort Worth Texas and it wasn't too far from where we were staying.
One particular advertisement said "Come see the Cattle Drive!!!"....well I'm a city girl, born and bred and I have never seen a cattle drive.....and I really wanted to see this cattle drive.... (the kids teased me relentlessly)
So my mother in-law (she drove over from Louisiana) drove us to Stockyard Station!!!
I was amazed.....there were cowboys who drove the cattle from one end of Stockyard Station to the other....this particular cowboy let Buzz and Woody pose on his horse (they were almost like flat Stanly...)
See I love the Lonesome Dove book and movie and could very easily imagine going back in time to the era where the land was unsettled and these cattle were driven across states.....well, you get the picture.
I was in awe!!
And lots of fun things to see....we found this old cowpoke in an outhouse inside a store....
He actually talked.....said funny things like "Howdy....kinda hard to do my business here while you're staring at me.....shut the dang gum door"...stuff like that....
This was a Texas flag hung from a wooden flag pole.....very neat!
kids had to have cowboy hats to look like authentic cowboys......
And then we saw some dangerous criminals......
This one here was Morgan the Meanie......she's the gang leader