Feb. 2, 2013
In a spur-of-the-moment decision, Katie and I decided to head to Fort Worth for the TCU-Texas women's basketball game that Saturday morning. After the game, as we were basking in the thrill of victory, Brett texted that some of our family would be going to the Fort Worth Stock Show. Would we want to meet them there?
Katie and I considered our options for oh, maybe 10 seconds. Even though I've lived in DFW for more than 20 years, I had never been to the stock show. That might've been enough enticement, but throw in my nephew (home from Japan) plus my niece and her family AND my sister- and brother-in-law? Oh, yeah. Not missing that!
While we waited for the others to arrive, Katie kept me entertained:
|Drill bit, meet Katie.|
|"Do not rock seat"? You had me at "DANGER."|
|The height didn't bother Katie at all.|
|She did put on a good show, though.|
|Nice view of downtown|
|Vertigo-inducing view of our feet and the ground|
|View from terra firma|
Not long after that, we found our family at the front gate.
|Chatting with Chris|
|Katie races her little cousin|
|On the sidelines|
|At one point, our two girls had no fewer than six cameras|
focused on them. Hello, paparazzi!
|Time to slide|
We all shared the renowned carnival staple, the funnel cake:
|Red velvet funnel cake: YUM|
|Ready for fun?|
|Here we go!|
|Have mirror? Must take self-portrait|
|Baby D's first ride|
|Pony carriage judging|
|Leaving one of the barns|
|Yes, we did see some stock! Even though most of our time|
(and money) was spent on the midway, we did see a few
cows and horses. Next year we hope to see more "aminals."