The last day of the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is tomorrow. I’ve enjoyed my 4th year serving on the Safety Committee. “Western Professional” is the dress code for working the Show. Here I am, ready to head out earlier this year. Lucy snuck one last pat on the head as I prepared to leave.
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” ~ Mark Twain via BrainyQuote
“Western Professional” is the dress code when working at FWSSR. I like it.
P.S. Yes, I missed my Photo-A-Day post the last two days. Chalk it up to busy at work, stock show duties, and a rather nasty cold. Maybe I’ll change this category to “2015 Photo-Most-Days”!
This is as close as I’ll ever get to a pedicure. The boot shine guys at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo are true pros. They make any pair of boots look their best and have a great sense of humor in the process. And, as an added bonus, the people watching is great from the vantage point of the shoe-shine “throne”!
Fort Worth is friendly; it’s still a Texas town. It’s the most Texas city in Texas. ~ Dan Jenkins via BrainyQuote.com
Getting my boots shined at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 2.3.2015
News reports that Johnny Manziel checked himself into rehab surprised me a bit, but I’m glad he did it. We are often quick to “pile on” when those in the limelight behave unbecomingly, and Manziel certainly falls into that category. When I think about myself at his age, I recall that my behavior often did not reflect the Christian faith I claim. I can only imagine how the limelight would have treated me. Manziel is blessed with amazing athletic talent. I pray that his rehab is a success and that he comes out of it sober minded and ready to grow into the star NFL Quarterback he has the potential to become.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. ~ 2 Timothy 4:5
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. Photo credit: Wikipedia
Those who know me well know I enjoy good food. I enjoy cooking it, and of course, I enjoy eating it. Yesterday at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo I enjoyed two cooking demonstrations by Texas Rangers head chef Chris Vasquez. His preparations of ribeye steak and beef tenderloin were absolutely delicious. And, yes, I bought the Nolan Ryan Beef cookbook, signed by Chef Vasquez.
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child via goodreads.com
Looking forward to trying some recipes from my new Nolan Ryan Beef & BBQ Cookbook
We finally found our Fort Worth dance hall. Welcome to The Stagecoach Ballroom! This expansive dance floor filled quickly once Jamie Richards and his band took the stage. My wife and I two-stepped the night away to some fine Texas music, and we got to witness a sweet marriage proposal to boot. She said yes.
“They have always caught your attention as you traveled the roads of small rural Texas towns, whether on vacation or just out for a Sunday drive. They take on a different look when the Texas sun turns its light on them. There are fond memories of growing up visiting the “shrines” with family and recalling one’s first dance steps. They are a big part of Texas culture and Texas history – they are the dance halls of the Lone Star State.” ~ Geronimo Trevino III courtesy of media cottage.com
The Stagecoach Ballroom, Fort Worth, Texas.
Say hello to my new friends. As I walked the grounds of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Saturday, I stopped at this stall and these two walked up and said hello – makes me want to look for acreage so I can take these two home! This pair pulls one of the chuck wagons that race during the rodeo performance. Although they run all-out during the race, here they were as calm, friendly and docile as could be.
“I’ve often said, there is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” ~ Ronald Reagan via BrainyQuote.com
Met these two at the FWSSR. Sweet animals!
Throwback Thursday. This is one of my favorite family pictures, taken in the fall of 2011 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.