I’m enjoying my visit to Austin, and took some time to revisit a few places that bring back fond memories of my college days. Mount Bonnell is one of those places, offering breathtaking views of the Colorado River. In college we would come here to relax and solve the world’s problems. It’s always nice when something looks pretty much the same as it did 30 years ago; I find that rather comforting.
“I always love to come to Austin.” ~ R. Lee Ermey via BrainyQuote.com
A trip to the Department of Public Safety driver license office usually means cramped quarters, long lines, frayed nerves, and at least a half-day time investment. The Texas DPS has solved that problem with their online reservation system available at their Mega Centers. We “got in line” online at home and managed our place in line as we drove down to Fort Worth. Upon arrival, we sat and waited about 8 minutes for the last four digits of my phone number to be called. We were in and out in about 30 minutes. Quite an improvement. Thanks, DPS!
“Today I spent what felt like a year at the Motor Vehicle Agency. If I’m ever given a choice of going back there or scrubbing gas station toilets, I’ll choose the latter.” ~ Laverne H. Bardy via Huffington Post
We “got in line” at home, managed our spot during the drive, and on arrival we’re #3 in line, ready to be served. Nice!
Good morning, Dallas! Morning is my favorite time of the day. Needing some extra time on a special project at work, I headed in early and was greeted by this beautiful sunrise. I couldn’t resist snapping a quick picture.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. ~ Psalm 19:1
North Dallas sunrise 2.9.2015
Over my cold, but behind on P-A-D. We took a walk Sunday afternoon. It helped clear the last few cobwebs from my cold-laden head. Temp was in the mid-60’s, sun was shining, people were everywhere enjoying the beautiful weather. I snapped this pic of these golfers on the green as we walked by Sky Creek Ranch Golf Course in Keller. Texas in February. Gotta love it!
“You can all go to hell; I will go to Texas.” ~ Davy Crockett via Goodreads.com
Golfers at Sky Creek Ranch, 2.8.2015
I hear that The Fort Worth Stock show & Rodeo closed with record attendance and record money raised for Texas youth. The rodeo announcer told the Saturday afternoon crowd that the livestock sale brought in over 3.5 million! Here a young lady shows her steer as it is auctioned. These kids put in a lot of work, and I’m always impressed with their results. Looking forward to next year!
Work hard and stay humble. ~ from Ranchhousedesigns.com
Steer at auction during the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
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