So we hit up one of our favorite music venues that Wednesday night to see Thomas Michael Riley and Davin James. Davin hosts a different artist every Wednesday night at Puffabelly's. Love Davin James. Just watching him perform is a treat in it's self.
This was the first time for us to really hear Thomas Michael Riley. He has a deep rich voice and his songs always tell a story. We only stayed until the break but before we left David got his CD and we listened to it driving home and it's really good. I was a good girl and only drank ice tea all evening. Yep Just plain ole ice tea. And no Shirley it was not Long Island Ice Tea. LOL
Then Thursday(29th) night we went to Main Street Crossing to see Drew Kennedy and Matt Davis. No relation to Drew. Drew is really very funny. He and Matt said they should have warned people to take their meds for depression because after their set you will be depressed if you weren't. 99.9% of their songs were sad. The sound was good if you didn't think about the actual lyrics.
Then Friday we got up and headed to Ft Worth for a quick trip.
Normally we head to the Hill Country for our Anniversary but tried something different this year.
We were getting pretty hungry by the time we got to the Stock Yards so we stopped in at Cooper's across from Billy Bobs and had some BBQ. Lot's of BBQ and it was good but not as good as David's.
Check out the ride we found parked in front.
We spent the entire afternoon at the Stock Yards shopping and sweating.
Holy cow..103. I'm melting.
Got to see the White Elephant Saloon where Davin James plays but not this weekend. We still haven't seen him and his whole band play yet. One day.
We stopped and had a Margarita at one of the restaurants before heading on out to find our hotel that we had booked last year thru Livingsocials for a great deal but had no idea where the hotel was really located. Didn't get to use the deal last year the deal because David was working so many hours. The money was still good but not the deal.
Ended up the hotel was across the street from the Texas Motor Speedway and nothing else. Notice in the picture the lack of buildings or houses. Yep we're in the boon docks. I will say the Speedway was impressive.
We were told about a restaurant called Esparza so I pulled it up on the good ole iphone and got directions. It was in Grapevine which was a short enough drive. The food was delicious and the Margarita's were awesome. Yep that was plural on the Margaritas.
Oh did I mention that not a single road in the Ft Worth area was free of construction. Every road we took was under major construction. Major! I thought Houston road construction was bad.
I had hoped to squeeze in a visit to couple of friends in the area but that didn't happen. We needed a longer time to do everything.
On that Saturday we went to McKinney to shop at the square and do some more sweating. 104 on this day. We hadn't had breakfast yet and it was almost 11 so we found this restaurant called The Pantry and ate lunch.
Prices were reasonable and we received ample tasty food.
We wanted to hit Billy Bob's that evening after shopping but we were both so tired we ate and had drinks at the hotel. We weren't disappointed with food or drinks. We're such party animals we were back in the room and in
Got up Sunday and went Billy Bob's so we could at least say we've been there and shopped in the gift shop for a couple souvenirs. Our last stop before coming home was Rio's. Wish we had money because you need it to shop there for the furniture. The furniture was beautiful but the prices weren't but I did walk out with a picture I've been wanting since I saw it back in 2006. David bought a picture of cowboy boots for me to hang in the guest room.... Time to head home.
Got home and went to dinner at the Taste of Texas. Pamela was home for the weekend watching the house and loving on the little guy. So she joined us for dinner. Can you say YUM? Taste of Texas has an awesome salad bar and the steaks are Delicious!
We got up Labor Day and ran a couple of errands and Pamela headed back College Station. Thinking we were eating at home I ran to the store to get some items to have with our chicken only when it was time to start cooking David decided we needed to go out to eat since Labor Day the 2nd was our actual anniversary. So we decided to go to Gringos for dinner and margarita's.
Nice way to end the celebration I think and to start another year of marriage.
Now here's where the drum roll comes in.......wait for it.... wait
Okay I finished a quilt and the recipient has already received it. And Thank Goodness she liked it! Whew!
I thought what better back drop for my quilt was my neighbors horses. Only Decker was not cooperating here. He kept his head down. I should have brought a bribe. My error. Then Bianca came out but she stayed in the back ground
Then I thought of the old John Deere. This is the best kind my dad says. Rusted. He only likes Red. Anyway I was out at the wrong time of day like it was really bright and I didn't have my polarized filter but I guess it works. One of these days I'll get the hang of this photography stuff and faster on the quilt making. I rented time on a mid-arm machine to free style quilt this little quilt for Harrison. He's one of the Quad Squad.
It was my first time to use something other than my Viking. I wonder if he'll find his name and the other two words I quilted in it. I have 3 more to finish plus a few more. Yikes
Until next Blog..A family is a patchwork of Love