We left Artesia, New Mexico on March 6, stopped for an overnight in Colorado City, Texas, then moved on down the road a piece to Fort Worth. After a week on the road, it was nice to have our West Texas home to settle in and prepare our own meals again. Our Airbnb home for the week was one of the best homes we have stayed in. It helped that the host had lived there for a few months and knew just what anyone traveling might need. It was fun to stay in an older Arts and Crafts style home with original built-in cabinets, tile floors, and glass French doors. We were just down the road from the Texas Christian University (TCU) campus west of the downtown core. Fort Worth was easy to get around in and we seemed about a 10-15-minute drive or an easy walk to most of what one would see and do around the city. The neighborhood and beautiful TCU campus were great for me to stretch my legs on long runs, and for D to find some dirt and city trails minutes from our home.
We both agreed that this sundial located on the TCU campus was a fantastic art piece and I deemed it the most beautiful sundial I’d ever seen. I was fascinated by it.
Fort Worth Stockyards – A well preserved historic site of the original 1866 livestock market. It’s now a tourist attraction with restaurants and music venues. While neither of us was interested in dislocating our backs on the mechanical bull, we thought it might be our best bet to see the long-horned breed of cattle as they are paraded daily down the main street. Note that bulls and cows have horns extending 6-7 ft. They were impressive.
Museum Day – As we often do when time allows, we like to pop into the local museums. We did this recently while beating the heat on a Sunday (free day) at the Palm Springs Art Museum and enjoyed our time there. The complex of museums in Fort Worth Cultural District did not disappoint either. Out of the many museums available, we chose the Kimbell Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Both of these museums are renowned for their collections as well as the architecture of their beautiful buildings. We are always looking for ways to keep to our budget so we appreciate museums with free days, and the permanent collections at Kimbell and Amon Carter were free! Whether inside or outside of the US, my appreciation for what museums offer has grown immensely. I have a new awareness and comprehension of what I am looking at that seems to grow with each museum we see.
Spring was just beginning to show on a few of the trees around town. In particular, the ornamental pear and redbuds. Oh, they were lovely.
Thanks for joining our journey.