The Stockyards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Susan Hollingshead   
Sunday, 14 March 2004 00:00
Last night, after we picked up Rob and Rosanne, we headed to The Stockyards in Fort Worth to show them BillyBob's Texas the world's largest "Honky Tonk". Billy Bob's is a huge, all-under-one-roof entertainment center with two stages, a huge dance floor, a snack bar, an indoor bull-riding arena, several bars, arcades, casino games and a gift shop. Last night George Thorogood was the billed entertainer and the cover charge was $10.00.
Today, we wanted to go back to see the rest of the area in the daytime but first we went to Dallas to the Sixth Floor Museum. This is from where the alleged assassin of JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, stood in the Dallas Book Depository when JFK was fatally shot on November 22, 1963. Rick and I have been there twice before but it is such a fascinating piece of history, that we always learn something new from it each time.

We then headed back over to the historic Stockyard's district in Fort Worth. We wandered around on the cobblestone streets and into some of the shops. We were also able to witness the twice-daily cattle drive with a herd of Texas longhorns. We had an early dinner at one of the many restaurants and then headed back to the car. We decided to check out a western furniture store,The Bum Steer, near where we parked. It was a really interesting Texan home décor store with every kind of furniture for the rancher who has everything. There were a variety of stuffed animals, beds and dressers decorated with cowhide, antler chandeliers and leather furniture among other things. The furnishings ranged from very rustic to quite elegant and the prices were on all ranges of the scale. All in all, it was an eye-opening experience! Smile