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.
Give a group of Texans a dance floor and a great band playing fine Texas music and you’ve got yourself a really fun time. In the Rodeo Roadhouse at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo last night, Jolie Holiday and her band offered up some of the finest, ranging all the way from Patsy Cline to Stevie Nicks. I took this pic just as Jolie began one of her Patsy Cline covers. I was just in time; the dance floor was packed soon after.
“Country music is three chords and the truth.” ~ Harlan Howard via BrainyQuote.com
Jolie Holiday and her band rocked the Rodeo Roadhouse at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
The Grand Entry was just about finished when I snapped this picture from about 20 feet away from this rider and our American flag. As the flag enters the arena, guests stand as the rider passes before them, then are invited to sit and enjoy the grand entry procession of stock show dignitaries. Sisters Megan and Summer Gay have presented the Colors each of the four years I’ve been involved with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and they do an outstanding job.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. ~ Ronald Reagan via BrainyQuote.com
Our flag at FWSSR, 1.27.2015
My trusty steed is this 2007 Ford Expedition featuring Ford’s Eddie Bauer package. I acquired it in December 2013 after losing our minivan in an accident in San Antonio. It was a one-owner vehicle when I bought it, and the previous owner kept it in immaculate condition. Now approaching 148,000 miles it runs like a top, rides real smooth, and has tons of cargo space. What does my choosing to drive an Expedition say about me? I have no idea. But I like it.
The cars we drive say a lot about us. ~ Alexandra Paul via BrainyQuote
I took this photo in the cell phone waiting lot at Dallas Love Field so the colleague I was picking up would have no question as to what vehicle to seek upon exiting the airport.