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Dallas 1.7.2012 – USA Travel Journal

Well today we stayed in Dallas for another night. I really wanted to have a break from driving and take a look around.

       

Dave and I headed out to the Fort Worth Stockyards. We wanted to get that real cowboy feel of Texas. They herd the longhorn cows down the street. You can see a wild west show and shop and eat to your hearts content. We got there in time to see the cows go down the street. Well here I was expecting to see the cowboys herding cattle , cracking whips and cattle running everywhere. Umm a little news flash for me. The tamest cows I had ever seen. They just mosed on down the road like they had all day. I think a snail would of moved faster. The cowboys didn’t even get the horse to a trot.

We then came across cows with saddles, now I truely think I have seen everything. You could sit on the cow and take a pic. Cows and saddles….mmm something a little wrong here I think??

Dave and I then decided to go and see the Wild West show. Whip cracking, rope tricks, trick riding & a singing cowboy. This should be great.  Well we got inside and lets just say Dave and I spent the next 45 mins or so, looking at each other and thinking this would have to be the worse B grade acting we have ever seen. While some of the tricks were cool, the weren’t anything spectacular. As for the singing cowboy….I think he should stick to his day job. The animals were the stars of the show. I would like to know who taught them how to act, they should give the humans lessons. We were hoping to win a pair of cowboy boots, but our number wasn’t the one. Would of made it worth while to endure the show.

Anyway Dave and I had a great day and finished it off by having dinner at one of the steak houses. The food certainly wasn’t B grade. It was A+.

Now its time to veg out and plan for the next stop.

J

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