Interstellar Adventures

August 19, 2006

Visiting Fort Worth

Filed under: Adventures,Married Life,Texas Life — by InterstellarLass @ 8:39 pm

Saturday, Nick and I went back to visit Fort Worth again. This time, we went to the Fort Worth Home & Garden Show. It was held at the remodeled Fort Worth Convention Center. Years ago, my dad graduated from TCOM at a ceremony held there. I don’t think I’d been in it since.

The Garden Show wasn’t as good as I expected. I was expecting more swag, and I only ended up buying one product while I was there. I did get some good ideas for things I need to do to the house, and entered a couple of drawings. Of course, these days most of them require you to attend a time-share sales pitch. Don’t people just give away shit for free anymore?

After, and despite the heat, we went down to Sundance Square. It’s a very nice, re-established area of the Fort Worth downtown area. I think it’s probably better at night, but during the day, it was rather dead. There were restaurants aplenty, but the shops that were there were all closed. We thought about going to the Botanic Gardens again.

BUT, once we got back to the car, we ran into an issue.

Oh, my car started just fine. But it wouldn’t shift out of park! Something always happens to me when I take my car to the dealership for some kind of repair. I turned the car on and off several times. Made sure the parking brake was released. Did everything I could think of. No deal. I was ready to start crying. We were far away from home, and I really didn’t want to leave my car in Fort Worth over the weekend, nor did I want to have it towed all the way home. So, I called my otherVW dealership I used to take my car to before I moved here. I spoke with a very helpful Advisor named Brian, and he walked me, step-by-step, through a way to get the car out of park. It worked! I was out of park and we were on our way out of the garage!

Instead of going to the Gardens, we changed out minds and went to the Kimbell instead. We hadn’t been out there since we got married, and decided it was time for another visit. Their special collection was closed, and they didn’t have too many new pieces in their permanent collection since our last visit inside. I don’t remember if it was there last time, but I bought a small print of Picasso’s Nude Combing Her Hair. We also bought a refrigerator magnet and a coffee mug as ‘souveniers’ of our wedding locale.

We ate a quick late lunch/early dinner at a bakery/cafe, and then headed home. We were both tired from all the walking, and from walking in the heat. We stopped and got a couple of bottles of wine. I’m totally digging the Portuguese Famega Vinho Verde and the Toad Hollow Le Faux Chardonnay. We took some cool photos, and saw some neat things. Check out the slideshow. It was a gorgeous day, and I had so much fun with my sweetie. He’s a real darling. His bald head is growing on me. It’ll just take some practice for him to get it all smooth all over, and I get to rub the lotion in after he’s done. 🙂

1 Comment »

  1. Sounds like a fun time except for that getting stuck in park thing.

    Something I’ve always wondered: Do men with shaved heads wash their heads with shampoo??

    Comment by AbbyNormal — August 21, 2006 @ 1:05 pm |Reply

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