Once in Texas, we hung out with lots of animals and ate some delicious food. Sadly, I didn't take any pictures of the food. But I'll tell you about it ...
- Riscky's Barbeque in Fort Worth -- The brisket was good, but the Texas fries were delicious. Seriously, why have I never had fries with jalapenos and onions dipped in ranch before?
- Dodie's Seafood Cafe in Dallas -- I didn't want to stop eating. The blackened shrimp tacos were some of the best food I've ever eaten.
- Manny's Uptown Tex-Mex in Dallas -- Although the night before was the first time I've ever had any variety of fish tacos, I went with the tilapia tacos. And, again, I didn't regret it. At all.
- Whataburger in Dallas -- I know, not as unique. But still Texas.
First activity was the Fort Worth Stockyards, where the kids saw longhorns, rode ponies that were ready to take a nap, fed goats, and saw a brief cattle drive.
And then the next day we went to the Dallas Zoo. Because it's still technically winter, even though it doesn't feel like it in Texas or even Kentucky, admission was only $5 per person. And the giraffe exhibit alone was worth that. Seriously excellent. Really, the whole thing was nice. And my kids rode a camel.
|Perhaps being a tour guide is in her future!|
|Or perhaps a fashion model. Notice her "matching" giraffe shirt.|
|"Hold tight," Ben kept saying. In fact, he's still saying it.|
|My kids adore Uncle Zac.|
So I got patted down. And I couldn't touch my two carry-on bags or shoes.
I did not like it, no I didn't. The lady was trying to be nice ... as she felt my entire body. So annoying and unnecessary. And, hey, guess what? I only had insulin in my insulin pump and nothing else of question anywhere on me, if anyone was curious. Yep. That could have been determined by the regular metal detector and a wipe of my hands to make sure explosives weren't loaded into my insulin pump.
Meanwhile, my husband had both kids, the stroller, our other two carry-on bags, and two cups. The TSA lady had the nerve to say, "At least you're leaving him with all of that." Um, lady, all of that is my family. I'd rather be walking through the airport with them and all our stuff than having your hands all over me.
|This picture is not posed. But, man, it's funny. Southwest, need models?|
And, yes, there are more pictures. Take a look.
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