Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Stockyards

Coming off of that bluff.... where the courthouse sits (yesterday's blog), you seem to be galloping back in time. The stockyards is an area in  north Ft. Worth where cattle drives ended, and livestock auctions began. Today the area consists mainly  of venues that capitalize on that cowtown image.

You may feel it is a  bit touristy....but hey you are in TEXAS and this area, with all of it's cowboy fun, exemplifies the Texas some folks have some to see.

Cowboy hats, big belt buckles and boots are everywhere you turn.

Be sure and stop in the Stockyard Hotel.It has a lobby that is straight out of an earlier century, great western art and a fun bar (.See the hotel here )

This tall Texan, in a buckskin fringed coat, seemed to be examining one of the bar stools.

Yep, that's a bar stool. In the Stockyard Hotel bar. You really can straddle a saddle, at the bar, and feel like a native.
As we say in TEXAS "Y'all Come Back Now" be continued.

Oh! ..and Happy Halloween!
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  1. That is real Texas with cowboys, hats and the bar stool is hilarious.

  2. Yeeeeeeehaw!! That saddle seat looks mighty uncomfy Janey haha!

  3. yup, was hoping you'd show the saddle stools. :)

  4. Next time you are in town we will have to go "boot scootin" somewhere on the Northside. Yee Haw!

  5. I always felt that I was meant to be a cowgirl...even have a hat and boots from Santa Fe.