June 23, 2004

Day 13 of 16
 
We started this day in the Fort Worth Stockyards with a quick stop at Billy Bob's followed by a quick stop at David's place of work to get my check engine light reset.
 
Unfortunately it wouldn't reset. The VAG says it has intermediate skipping and running lean. Sad thing is the car has never run better. We then stopped at Metro VW to use their DSL connection and upload pictures plus picked up a mirror switch and Blue NM backpack. The Part's guy gave me a $10 discount on the backpack. Really nice dealer. 
 
Our last stop before leaving the Dallas/Ft Worth was at the Las Colinas Mustangs. They are a bronze horses, really cool in the pictures because the fountains look like the water splashing from the horses running through the creek.
 
We stopped at the huge statue of Sam Houston on the side of I-45. After that we ran into rain, allot of rain. Luckily it didn't make traffic going through Houston worse.
 
We stopped at Kemeh to have dinner at the Aquarium restaurant. The rain had stopped but most of the shops were closed even though it was only 6 pm. But the dinner at the Aquarium was wondering. Naomi and I split a Broiled Fisherman seafood platter and Heather has popcorn shrimps. She couldn't stop looking at the fish. Heather went through the Stingray petting zone and then we rode the train. Heather was so excited and bouncing everywhere.
 
    We finally arrived in Galveston around 11 pm and checked into the hotel. While driving in, not much seemed to change in the 4 years, but we haven't driven down the Seawall yet. They do have a new Home Depot/Target right as you arrive on the Island.

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Ft Worth Stockyards

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Lone Ranger

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Wyatt Earp

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Stockyards Hotel

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Texas Disco-Ball :)

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Ringo

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Jim Belushi

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David and his VAG

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Sundial

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Metro VW

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Metro VW

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Mustangs of Las Colinas

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Texas Stadium

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Dallas

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Coors bilboard with an actual waterfall !!!

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Sam Houston (President, Governor and Senator of Texas plus Governor and Senator of Tennessee)

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Life Size Statue, he sure was a big man :)

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Circling the parking lot

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One great place to eat, food and atmosphere is great :)

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Large Tank

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Dessert

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Sundae Soup, Jerry want some???

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Small tank

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Large tank again

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Stairwell tank

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Large tank

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Stingrays

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Alligators and turtles

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