Friday, December 25, 2009

Fort Worth Getaway

Right after Thanksgiving Mario and I went on a one-night getaway over to Ft. Worth--our first visit to the town. We were so blessed that Mario won a sales contest at work. The majority of our dinner and hotel were covered by giftcards that he received as a result of winning! Yay!!! I'm so proud to have a husband who is so good at his job! We dropped off Anthony at a friend's house, and drove away to have one last hoorah before this baby gets here! It was a fun time to be in the city because they were having plenty of Christmas festivities to get the holidays started. We stayed in a very nice luxury hotel called the Ashton. Here are some pics of the room.

The linens were super-comfy...I think they were imported from Europe!

Separate bathroom with cobalt blue tile and pedestal sink

Sitting area/Work area...Even had a docking station with speakers for your ipod--too bad we didn't bring our ipod!!!

Craziest thing we saw in Ft. Worth--A man walking a dog with a cat riding on the dog's back and a mouse riding on the cat's back!!!

In front of the big Christmas tree in Sundance Square

The Christmas parade that evening with over 100 floats! Compared with our McKinney 4th of July parade, it was in a whole different league!!! They had lots of lights, music, and unique "floats" such as unicyclists and people riding on horseback standing up! Fun to watch!!!

Right after we finished eating at Del Frisco's--Mario and I agree it is the best restaurant we've ever been to. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and we even received a thank you note from them upon returning home stating best wishes on the upcoming birth! I guess they took notes!!!

Outside our hotel all lit up

Front of our hotel

Mario holding his "Voss" water we found in our room.
When we came back in from dinner, our linens had been turned down and there were homemade chocolate chip cookies waiting for us!

The next morning before we left, we went out to the Ft. Worth Stockyards that we've heard so much about. It's like stepping into an old fashioned western town, complete with steers you can pose on for a "small" fee, a cattle drive, a vintage railroad, a cattlepen maze, and plenty of museums, eating places, and western shops.

Me in front of the ginormous Christmas tree

We thought this was hilarious...some forlorn guy sitting all alone above a restaurant called the Love Shack!!!

Here's a view of the streets in the stockyards

Cowboy Mario in front of the "Stampede Room"
What a fun trip! Might be our last for a little while!!!