Today we went to the World’s Oldest Indoor Rodeo at the Fort Worth Stock Yards. And yes, it was truly our first rodeo. This was the 117th Rodeo and was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth. This is the last year the event will be held at Will Rogers. A new $450 million arena is being built a short distance away. We got a great parking place in the handicap lot and found our way to the first exhibit hall. The range of vendors was outstanding! Of course, there was the western hats, boots, house decor and clothing for the entire family. The vendors also ranged from mattresses to furniture, fire pit and metal signs and fences to farm equipment, home improvements to home made butter, honey, and salsa. It was a great home show, a beautiful western wear boutique and a wonderful craft show rolled into …
Hershey was curled up on the blank today and had his eyes and part of his nose covered. I have often seen him push his nose down into the covers because he is cold. Today it was hard to tell if there was too much sun so he was using his leg as a mask to block it out. Or maybe his face was cold so he cover it to keep it warm. If only he could talk!
Hershey was sitting on the couch when he got up and went over to Holan and laid his head on her lap it. He hates sweaters but with his Arthritis in his back he has to wear them. At 14 years old, he has also started taking pain meds.
Our hot tub broke. We went out one night to get in and the water temp was 54 with the air temp around 40. Don, the hot tub guy, came out and said the heat pump was bad. So a new tub was in our future but first Steve decided to have a new concrete pad put down. The area where the old tubs had sat was not level and Steve was always trying to get it level. We went off on a cruise and when we got home the new pad was in place. We were really pleased with Tony’s work. So now we are ready for the new tub to be delivered.
We entered the Illusionarium, an immersive and technologically enhanced dining room, for the Cirque Dreams and Steam show. The show is inspired by Science Fiction, Victorian Fashion, Steampunk & the Industrial Revolution.We were seated by our hostess. Steve had reserved the “floor” seating, as it was billed as closer to the stage. The hostess and staff was dressed in steampunk style garb. They offered us drinks and then gave us a menu to let us know what we would be eating. While we were waiting for and during our dinner cast members came out dressed in incredibly elaborate costumes. The first lady was dressed in the Industrial style with her being made of metal pipes. None of the “characters” were named so I named some of them. This one I called the clock lady. I didn’t get a photo of her clock down. She walked around with the clock up …
We started our dinner with Prosciutto . . . Mozzarella, Tomato, Balsamic Vinaigrette Gourmet Young Mesclun Greens. Our Entree was Surf & Turf . . . Grilled Beef Tenderlion and Lemon Pepper Shrimp, Fingerling Potatoes, Charred Roasted Broccoli and Peppercorn Sauce. Finally we finished off with a Trilogy of Sweets . . . Red velvet Cupcake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting, Vanilla Creme Caramel with Wild Berries and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Praline Creme.
Norwegian Getaway Ship Profile & Stats Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Type: Cruise Ship Line Class: Mainstream Year Built: 2014 Capacity: 4,000 passengers Gross Tonnage: 144,017 Length: 1062 ft Beam: 130 ft Average Speed: 22 knots Number of Crew: 1,595 Norwegian Getaway On-Board Recreation This is the pool area with lots of lounge chairs for sun bathing. Outdoor Pools: 2 Spa: Yes Casino: Yes Norwegian Getaway Dining Choices Three Main Dining Rooms, A help-yourself buffet, A variety of casual cafés, grills and grab-and-go choices – O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill. Choice Cuts at Cagney’s Steakhouse. … Finest French Cuisine at Le Bistro. … Authentic Brazilian Meats at Moderno. … Indulge Family Style at La Cucina. … Japanese Hibachi Style. … Travel somewhere new with every delicious bite. … Traditional Mexican flavors meets a modern twist. Norwegian Getaway Entertainment Ice Bar: Frozen chamber, temperature 17 degrees (Capacity: 25) Prime Meridian …
It was a few days late but we celebrated Steve’s 70th Birthday with family and friends. It was an evening filled with food, laughs and good conversation. For the celebration he wanted carrot cake . . . . very good choice with lots of cream cheese icing, his favorite. When it came time to open gifts we it seems we all had the same idea. After all, what do you get the man who doesn’t really have a hobby. Unless you count planning cruises, making list, working out, working in the yard and surfing the web . . . . ok, guess you could count these things as hobbies. Anyway, he does like to play slots and doing scratch off cards. He did VERY well on the last cruise with the slots. He doesn’t do as well with the cards. We all chose to get him scratch off/raffle tickets for …
After shopping every spar company in Kansas City, we finally found the hot tub we both like. It was funny how we search and search, there was a tub here or there that we liked for different reasons. But neither one of us were “sold” on any of them. Then we arrived at Above and Beyond and both of us agreed this was the one going home with us. It seats six and is 94″ X 94″ X 36″, holds 370 gallons of water and has 54 jets. The pumps are incredibly quiet, making the Fusion Air Sound System great for listening to music. I still haven’t figured out the Bluetooth yet but I will get there. One of the positive points to buying this one were the molded cup holders located around the tub. The spa’s lighting has a kaleidoscope of colors and the water features, waterfall and the …
Happy Birthday to Steve!! Kristie, Steve and Samantha sent him balloons on his birthday. We didn’t celebrate until December 2 but they wanted him to have something on his day.
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