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 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.
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 …
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 …
“Million Dollar Quartet,” the Broadway show that follows a night, December 4, 1956, during a jam session at the Sun Record Studios, in Memphis, Tennessee, with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. Perkins had come into the studios, accompanied by his brothers Clayton and Jay and a drummer by the name of W.S. Holland to record some new material.  Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, wanted to spice up the instrumentation brought in Jerry Lee Lewis to play piano on the session. Conversations about the music business are intertwined with the music. The person portraying Jerry Lee Lewis did an outstanding job. We had seen this show at the New Dinner Theatre in KC so we already knew the story line and music. 
Cagney’s Steakhouse is a wonderful place to have dinner on a NCL cruise, this one is on the Getaway. Cagney’s is a signature restaurant that is dimly lit and discerning affair, marked by dark woods and neutral tones. By using one of our meal credits, we were able to dine on starters, sides, and desserts plus one entrée. Once we looked at the menu, we found lots of things we would like to order. But knowing we would not be able to eat all of them, the dilemma was what to order. We all ordered our starters and the Surf N Turf which included a tender and succulent filet mignon and shrimp. Then we had to make a selection from the 15 different sides.  To top off the evening we had some wonderful desserts. Cagney’s is a place for foodies!!!
This was a wonderful wood carving in front of the Havana Cigar store. Along the path was a coconut water cart, in case you need a quick drink. The shore line of the island. The sunlight reflecting on the water waves made it sparkle. As we left, we discovered the shopping area was designed as a maze, designed to keep cruise passengers rotating in and out of the shops. There are signs for the exits but they were hard to find. Going back to the ship, you could see the flags flying, the trolley waiting, the ships and people coming and going.
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