Friday, June 21, 2013

Fun Times in Fort Worth

We arrived at the Cowtown RV Park a week ago and settled in pretty quickly.  The campground is only about 5 minutes from my brother and sister-in-law who live in the Lost Creek subdivision.
Brad and I played nine holes that afternoon and had a good time though we both played less than our best with matching 46's.
We followed up with 18 holes at Sugar Tree Country Club.  It was a very nice course.  I wanted to even things up a bit so, I tripled bogied the first three holes and shot a dismal 89.  Brad did no better though he had a five foot put to win the match and failed to do so.  Our version of the U.S. Open…  Still it was great fun to be on a nice course and spend time with a good guy.
That evening we 'hung out' at their place.  Their house is off the 17th hole at Lost Creek and the perfect place to chill.  And to cook steaks on a Big Green Egg Grill. I was impressed - it really gets hot in a hurry.  It is a big guy and is ceramic so it is really not an option for us.
Saturday morning Brad and I went to his church for a Men's Breakfast and I got to meet some folks.  Another nice group.  And the church is beautiful.  One of the most beautiful we have seen in our travels.
Saturday afternoon we got a windshield tour of downtown Fort Worth and Cowtown.  But that was after we had lunch at one of the unique eatery's in Fort Worth - Angelos.
As the sign says, Angelos has been around since 1958 and has good food.  The money they have made over the years has not gone into the facility -- it has a charming hunters' trophy look from days gone by.  It and its food have long enjoyed being one of Fort Worth's most recognized restaurants.  Some famous people who have eaten here include:  Mory Amsterdam, Kathy Bates, Terry Bradshaw, Ruth Buzzi, Phyllis Diller, Ben Hogan, Willie Nelson, Payne Stewart, Denzel Washington, Henry Winkler….the list goes on.  And now us!

Over the weekend we spent some time checking out cars (for Brad) and made some visits to some dealerships.
This is a photo of the one I think he is going to get.  A low mileage 2009 Lincoln MKZ.  Pretty nice ride.

On Tuesday night we went over to some friends and had a great time seeing them and spending a nice evening.

The next night we ended up at Cotton Patch Cafe.  Surprisingly, it was good food and a good price.  For a chain it was somewhere we'd gladly go to again.
We hadn't seen Brad and Sue since August of last year and it was fun to spend time with them.  We look forward to our next trip to Fort Worth.

That is it for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles - thanks for joining us!
Until next time...


  1. Visits with family are always special and it looks like you made wonderful memories on this visit.

    I've never heard of the Green Egg Grill - it looks funny!

    1. Me neither but the design is such that it really gets that charcoal hot in a hurry!

  2. Glad you are having a great time with your family. Looks like a nice golf course.

    I'm with Desert Diva, never heard of a Green Egg Grill. I guess you use charcoal in it? Seems like lots of BBQ/Grills are going back to charcoal.


    1. I think you are right - lots more charcoal these days. Now it seems that there are more flavors e.g. mesquite

  3. I have seen those grills..They are really amazing, but not able to take in an RV..unless you are driving a Prevost!..We have been to Dallas and Ft.Worth..Did you go downtown Dallas and see the JFK memorials of his assignation?? It is quite an impressive thing to see..We have a good friend who lives near there in Hurst, Tx.

    1. We did not see that area this time. But we went to the School Book Depository and saw the whole thing. Definitely worth the time and effort. Very sobering. And a sad day in America.

  4. yes. . .I agree. . .the Book Depository Museum in Dallas does a really great job of chronicling the assassination of JFK. . .the headsets are a must. . .

    and of course the Fort Worth Stockyards. . .please tell me you're going to see those. . .again, we found the headset tour to be great. . .otherwise, we would have missed a lot of nooks and crannies. . .

    My BIL & SIL live in FW so we also stay at Cowtown when we visit. . .nice park!

    ReadyToGoFullTimeRVing Blog

    1. Not this time but we did do a drive through the area of Cowtown. Didn't actually go to the Stockyards. We did last time and wrote about it a previous blog two years ago. Really interesting and fun. Those longhorns are amazing.