Sunday, May 03, 2009

Irish Texan

Last week my friend Catherine came to visit me! It was a really fantastic trip filled with Texas stuff. Here's an image gallery of some of the highlights.

Our first stop....after Target was the Fort Worth Stock Yards. This is where Catherine saw her first cattle drive.....ten cattle lumbering down the street with 10 cowboys calling out, "here cattle". It was pretty funny.
Here cattle! I thought this one was a beaut.

After the cattle drive we visited an old fashioned western wear store and watched a guy steaming hats into shape. Catherine picked out this one for me....a little froo froo.
Inside the store there were tons of boots. Inside a special vault they had exotic custom made boots that were priced anywhere from $600 to $1000, here I am with a pair of ostrich skins in the boot vault.
Catherine did lots of research on San Antonio, she even received a couple emails from Mr. San Antonio himself. Here we are at the Alamo....a place I thought I had visited, but as it turns out I had been to a replica of the Alamo. I figured this out when there were no train tracks in front of the building anymore....and the real place is smaller.
From San Antonio we drove down to Padre Island and I got to drive my Cruiser on the beach!
After our trip down south we headed back to Dallas and went to The Dallas World Aquarium, this place is cool! It's basically an indoor rain forest. I got to feed this toucan 2 blueberries!
I'm trying to lure him back for the second one.
Catherine and I came across this fountain and she decided to do a little jig.
Still jigging.
We walked over to the Reunion Tower (the ball). If you haven't been here in a while it's completely renovated, very nice inside now. Sadly the restaurant was booked for the evening so we couldn't go up.
Another western shop, with some sweet signs. We had lots of fun, saw loads and had plenty of good food. It was nice to have someone to hang out with, I think I learned a lot about Texas in the 10 days Catherine was here. All in all a fantastic trip.


Annalise said...

Love all the pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Jackie said...

I vote next time... please, you already know. The JFK museum is awesome! Though, that rainforest looks like a LOT of fun. I can't believe they let you feed the animals. very cool

Clay and Katy said...

wow looks like you had lots of fun...i have never seen a cattle drive either...sounds cool! love the hats and i miss the cruiser (ok i miss you more) :)

Jacqueline said...

can you text catherine's address, hat is done

jenny said...

I L.O.V.E the Aquarium. It is the BEST. What a fun trip. I love all your westerny things!