Fort Worth, Texas

October 2014

Kathy went to undergraduate school at TCU in Fort Worth and has many fond memories of the school and the town, including attending football games. Having not been to a game in a while, she thought it would be a great idea for us to spend the weekend in town and watch the boys throw the pigskin around. Having never been to Fort Worth, or a college football game, I agreed. So off we went!

Football

Wow, what a spectacle! For someone who has never attended a college football game, this was some game to have as the first. The TCU Horned Frogs played the Oklahoma Sooner and the Frogs won a close game 37-33. We had great seats in the end zone (in the shade, thankfully) and I got the whole college ball experience (which was very cool).

View from our seats

View from our seats

Parking was a nightmare and we ended up parking on some guys lawn for more than I would like to discuss. 🙂 But that is a whole other story.

Kathy and I walked around the campus so she could show me her old haunts and point out the many changes in the past couple of decades. It was great to hear her reminisce and tell me about what happened where.

The band getting ready

The band getting ready

Museums

Kathy is a big art museum buff and is doing her best to add some culture to my life, so we visited The Modern museum. I actually enjoyed the exhibits and the building itself is really spectacular.

the modern

The Modern

On a subsequent trip we took a day trip up to Forth Worth to visit the Kimbell Art Museum, specifically their Faces of Impressionism, Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay exhibit. This exhibit started after our first Fort Worth visit and Kathy really wanted to see it. So we took a (very long) day trip and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Town

We saw many of the sites of the city, including taking a run down the Trinity Trail, cruising by the Stockyards, and spending an evening wandering Sundance Square.

There were certain aspects of Fort Worth that were very appealing, but I couldn’t get past the fact that it was in the plains, which tends to offer less geological diversity than I normally am attracted to.

Great town, though. Excellent trip! And I may someday be talked into attending another college football game.

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