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A little bit ago a fun friend & I went to a wine tasting place in Cow town respectively called, Cowtown Wineries. For those non-Texans Cowtown is what we all call downtown Fort Worth, Texas. One of the big cattle drive locations, it pays tribute to history & caters to the fancy cowpokes. Rhinestones, leather & silver abound & smancy western boutiques to browse it also gives you a place to rest your spurs during midday heat waves prominent here.
We had a Groupon for free cheese plates so we moseyed over for a little liquid courage minus the salt lick.
We each picked a local brewed creation & eagerly seeked nourishment with the chilled buzz. Your plate comes with four cheeses, a meat & individual boxed cracker. As you can see, I punned & made my babybel cheese into longhorn cheese… ha!
Tasty, glitzy, & snug little bar area it’s tres chic!
If you’re curious as to what I’m talking about then you might not be from the Dallas area. The largest free music festival I know of (Part of 35 Denton costs) hosted in a large city park with multiple venues at once is once again this weekend!
Starting Friday the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival unravels a slewof activities, booths, games, food, artists, sculptures, & of course musicians! The only thing not allowed sadly is Fido, so please leave Fido, Fluffy, & Mr. Tiddlywinks in your a/c’d house. Their festival is around the corner in June at the Dog Days of Denton.
Live near Dart trains? Buy a regional pass & sail on up here, get off on the last DCTA stop & walk 3 blocks (or hop a bus if they’re running). Located in Quakertown Park, it’s snuggled up behind the City Hall, Senior Citizen Center, City Pool & Community City on Bell/McKinney intersection. Parking is limited so get there early or prepare for neighborhood parking options! If you need a new rug, a garden doodad, unique coffee coasters or just a finishing piece for your art collection you’ll find it here. It is a Mecca to the musically inclined & artsy alike. Kids can bang on real drums & not your good pots & pans at a kid’s magic booth (the magic being that it wears your kids out!) Or stop by a sizzling food booth spouting local cuisine. You’ll find something for everyone because two buildings filled with woodwork, grandma’s quilts, charcoal sketches done on site, framed pictures of velvet Elvis, fairy fantasies, natural nature or microwaveable potato socks meets even the pickiest gift shopper. Bring your cash & card & prepare to complete your Christmas shopping in advance!
Headliners are as follows:
Lee Ritenour Friday 9:00 Jazz Stage
Los Lonely Boys Saturday 9:00 Jazz Stage
Brave Combo Sunday 7:00 Jazz Stage
Honorable Mention: Denton Hand bell Choir Preforms Sunday at 1. This group of adults are a joy to hear & they use their talents to make many others happy in nursing homes & more. Please look them up while you’re there!
For more information visit Denton Arts & Jazz
When you see FTW do you think text slang ‘for the win’ or like I, you think of your dear memories in FTW… Fort Worth Texas. 🙂
That’s what I thought, you were totally thinking Fort Worth. Especially if you’ve read the last two weeks on Travelin’ Thursdays (Butterflies & More Butterflies). I had the opportunity to visit the Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History, which amazingly, was a block and a half from the Botanic. My friend is the lovely Stargirl of the lab. She got me in the museum & I got to sit backstage for a few star shows hosted there. I also snuck around taking a few photos of the area.
This is a perfect place to take your kids. No joke.
I adored it, and even though I’m not considered a kid (still AT heart!) I had a blast. Scroll a few and come out for the rest of the show!
**Apologies for late posting, almost forgot**
Last week I wrote about how I was looking forward to going to the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens. I was also using a Groupon, and based on a friend’s horror, was expecting a snafu or a fight over using the Groupon. I went with three other couples, one engaged, one dating for a little while, one not quite official at the time (At least not on facebook!) But, we got there, and it took a little time to wander through all the gardens to get to the main building (conference rooms, gift shop, bathrooms). When we arrived, we saw a wedding starting and lordy mercy, that was one Barbie doll wedding. If you’re not married and you plan on getting married, do not torture the man with barbie hot pink and silver. There’s just no reason to be that mean to the man you’re with forever (or not so forever if you believe in divorce). I took a few photos at arrival.
We made it inside at the 10:30 viewing.
We didn’t even have an issue with the Groupons! I’m sure because they had so many using them that last few days.
On traveling Thursday today I’m giving info about a place I’m about to day trip over to – The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.
They look real pretty in the spring & through Easter are having a butterfly exhibit. So, of course, I’m going to attend! What started out as a fun escape on the Saturday before Easter with friends has turned into a single attendee, but nonetheless, I plan to enjoy the solitude & snap some photos.
I’ll pick up with photos from the exhibit & details on how they react to Groupons being used for park entry next Thursday April 12.
On April 19th I’ll be posting on the Ft. Worth Science Museum.
Adults are $10
Seniors are $8
Children are $6
Tickets are sold for specific 30 min intervals from 10A-4P
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
See ya there!
But if you feel your skills don’t match the couple above, you can always use the internet to get some special training. Ever wondered what is a shim-sham? The lesson not long enough for practicing your lindy hop? Want to snuggle up with a beau for the balboa? You can visit youtube sites for Dallas/Ft. Worth/Denton swing clubs or www.freeswingdancelessons.com