Saturday, September 5, 2009
Downtown Cowtown- The Cattle Drive Experience
You know, I've lived in Fort Worth my ENTIRE life... and Mommy and Daddy had never taken me downtown to the cattle drive. For those of you who DON'T know, Fort Worth is also know as "Cow Town" due to the it being the center of major cattle trade for, well, decades. Six days a week, twice a week, they drive cattle down main street. Now, I thought it would be very Pampalona-esque with lots of cows running at high rates of speed, me reaching out into the street only to be yanked back just in time, escaping getting gored in the stomach. Much to my surprise, it really was just a few old longhorns lazily strolling down the street with not a care in the world. Anyhow- I still had fun.
Waiting impatiently with Mommy.
Here they come... with the mounted police on their heels.Though the actual cattle drive was somewhat anticlimactic, it is kinda cool that the cattle business is alive and well, and such a big part of Fort Worth life. It's amazing that it's right downtown, too.
After the "drive" we went and looked at the longhorns in their home.
BEEF... it's what's for dinner!! :)