June 22, 2004

Day 12 of 16
I started the day by going to Metro VW in Irving to have my headlight replaced which went out over the weekend. I thought it would be free, since they had replaced the whole assembly in January. I didn't have any paperwork and Lynn said I would need proof for them to fix it free. I called Royal VW in Orlando and they faxed the paperwork over for me. They had a DSL connection, so I was able to upload all my pictures of the pages I had built and that was nice. Then Lynn informed me the repair was no longer under warranty, since I had driven 18,000 miles since January!!! But he said he would give me a deal on the repair including fixing the broken latch on the headlight assembly. About an hour later they were done and it only cost me $41. $30.56 in parts, $18.75 labor, $10 discount. They were very nice, best service I have had in years at a VW dealer and in the hour or so I was there, I didn't see another customer that was complaining. Everyone seems happy to be there. I went by the manager and thanked him for supporting R2K and providing excellent service. Thanks David for leading us to the great dealer.
We walked around the Stockyards in Fort Worth in the morning. Heather did a human Maze, took 47 minutes. We thought she was never coming out, probably was alone the first 30 minutes then a school group got there. She had 3 of the 4 needed punches, but couldn't find the last one. After she finally got out, we watched the Long Horn cattle drive and then headed to Will Roger's Coliseum for the Painted horse Show. They had some really pretty horses.
 After the horse show, we headed over to Dallas to see the Pioneer Park/Bronze Long Horn cattle drive. We also viewed the site where President Kennedy was shot and the Water Building downtown Dallas.
We met up with David Allen and one of his tours of Downtown Fort Worth. It is amazing just how much stuff he knows. We just thought it was a Kennedy assignation thing, but he knows so much about Ft. Worth too. He would be a great tour guide. But Naomi was able to stump him on a few things, like the huge bronco rider in the Barnes & Noble in the Sundance Square and the flag pool in front of the court house that looks like it came from a ship.
We had dinner at Riscky's in Sundance Square. I had the 3 meat combination, which included beef ribs, brisket, sausage, cole slaw, potato salad, beans, toast. We haven't had any BBQ in a long time, so it was a great meal.  

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Heather's Maze


Long Horn Cattle drive

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Painted horses exercising

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Awards, they sure give allot of ribbons


Each of the 5 judges gave a ribbon to 6 horses


Then the top 10 overall got another ribbon.

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Tractor !



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Pioneer Park

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Kennedy assassination spot

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Grassy Knoll, are those shell casings?

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Driving over the "X"

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Cute Bug

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Water Building downtown

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David's caravan of 3 :)


Sight of movie "Logan's Run" in Fort Worth that was closed when 3 people drowned a few days ago :(


Old Train Depot

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Flag pole that looks like a ships mast

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Final wave from David

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