Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday 13 (times two)

Last week my friend Katie made her first trip to Texas, so I took a mini "staycation" from work. We had so much fun! It was cool to be able to go local places that I don't normally go to. I was also able to mark some stuff off of my 101 in 1001 list! For my Thursday 13, I thought I would post pictures of our adventures (I'm actually posting two Thursday 13 worth of pictures!) :)

The 6th Floor Museum, also known as the JFK museum. We were unable to solve the JFK assassination mystery, BUT, we came up with our own theories. I might share mine one day. The second window from the top on the right hand side is the window Lee Harvey Oswald was supposedly at.

This is actually a view from the 7th floor window (we couldn't sneak a picture on the 6th floor), but it is one floor above the window Oswald was supposedly at.
New friends having lunch at Hoffbrau Steaks in the Dallas West End. This is a restaurant I had never been to (mark that off my list!)

A group of Marines were sitting next to us at Hoffbrau Steaks. They posed for a group picture before we left (honestly, we didn't have to twist their arms to join us). :) God bless our troops! Thanks for all you do!
We visited Southfork Ranch (the house from the TV show Dallas). I actually have never seen an episode of the show, but it was still cool to see it. I've seen the intro of the show and the house does look smaller in person.

They said they made the pool look bigger by placing mirrors on either side of it. All outside scenes were filmed on location here. The inside scenes were filmed in Hollywood.
Me and Katie hanging out on the deck of Southfork
We headed to the Fort Worth Stock Yards on Saturday night for the rodeo.
Me and Katie bought cowboy hats at Southfork to wear to the rodeo.
New friends!! My friend Donny joined us for the rodeo.

Group shot- aren't we cute? And for the record, that is a Brooklyn Dodgers cap, not a Boston cap (I promised Donny I would make note of that!) :)
I love the bull riding!
Getting ready to head to Billy Bob's for some post-rodeo dancing.
On Sunday Katie and I got to hear the great Chuck Swindoll preach at Stonebriar Community Church
After church, we made a two hour drive north to visit Paris, TX. Why, YES, that IS a cowboy hat on top of an Eiffel Tower! 
There is statue in a Paris cemetery of Jesus wearing cowboy boots. Not sure how I feel about it, but I took a picture.
Paris was only about 20 minutes from the Oklahoma border, and since I've never been there, we made the side trip north. Now I can mark Oklahoma off my 101 in 1001 list. I know, kinda sad I live so close and have never been to Oklahoma!
We took a tour of Cowboys Stadium on Monday.
Standing by Tony Romo's locker.
Posing on the star on the 50 yard line.
Me and Katie in the end zone.
We went to the Rangers game on my birthday (I know, you are shocked I would want to go to a baseball game on my birthday!) ;) THIS is what a 33 year old Rangers fan looks like! Side note: Thank you PlayerTees for the Hamilton tank top! Rangers won 4-0. AND Josh Hamilton hit his first home run of the season that night (I would like to think he did that for me for my birthday!) :)
My baseball home girls!
My fellow Rangers Twitter buddy Wes stopped by to say hi!
Donny needs a Rangers cap! ;)
On Katie's last day we went to the Old Red Museum, which is in the old Dallas courthouse (it's the castle looking building). It tells the history of the city of Dallas. I had never been, it was really interesting! :)
Again, my friends and I really enjoyed Katie's visit. I joked with her that now we are "real" friends instead of "blogging" friends. I believe my friends and I are planning a road trip (or perhaps we will fly, we can't decide) to North Carolina to visit her!! I smell a beach trip in the near future!

Don't forget to stop by For the Love of Blogs for Thirsty Thursday!

My Thirsty Thursday drink- a Chick Fil A milkshake!



  1. This is great!! :) OMG-- I miss it so much already! Can't wait for your trip here!

  2. I'm realizing, as I prepare to move from Texas to North Carolina!, that there are so many things I still haven't done here yet. Thanks for sharing... Even though it's made me a bit sad. ;)

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  3. I am so jealous! I want to see Southfork!That JFK museum looks just like it does in the documentaries etc.

    Enjoy your Thursday!

  4. You girls are so cute! Im so glad I met you both!

  5. Looks like fun! It's definitely a good time of year for a day off!

  6. I am a Ranger fan, but don't make him change the Brooklyn hat! Having been born there, i love that he is embracing baseball history.