Saturday, September 18, 2010
Ft. Worth Stockyards
We headed to the Ft. Worth Stockyards today. They had a free family event called Animals Alive. We have never actually been to the Stockyards since we moved here in 2001. So, we thought this would be something fun for all of us.
The train depot is actually lined with lots of shops filled with western wear, rustic memorabilia, and anything Texas. It departed shortly after I took this picture.
There are actual stagecoaches that you can ride around the Stockyards. The drivers are dressed in western costumes.
Preston and Craig got to pet an armadillo after we watched the Armadillo Races.
Kaitlyn and Preston rode the ponies.
We actually saw a camel, calf, and goat by the pony rides.
Craig and Preston posed in the Clown Barrels.
Preston actually wanted to pose next to this cowboy statue.
We posed next to a miniature stagecoach. If you're noticing my purse, it's from Sam Moon.
And then there's the famous Cattle Drive. Cattle Drives happen twice a day every day at the Stockyards. Several cowboys parade the cattle out of their pens, down the main street, and back to their pens again.
It was a fun time. The Ft. Worth Stockyards is certainly a place everyone must visit. You'll really feel like you're in Texas.
Posted by The Kelley's at 5:54 PM