Arlington Vacation: Day 2Friday, August 10, 2012
This is Day 2; to read Day 1 go here.
On our second day in Arlington my mother (rudely) awoke me so that I could eat some free breakfast before we trekked around the city. Shuffling out of the hotel room and into the lobby in whatever clothes I happened to put on I grabbed coffee and started to pig out on cereal, bagels, and muffins. Then, I felt better.
Since we had spent the day before in Dallas we decided to visit Fort Worth this time. We parked downtown and walked around. Compared to Dallas's downtown, (and even San Antonio's) Fort Worth's downtown looked dead. The only people walking around besides us were people who worked in the office buildings.
Our first stop was Fire Station # 1. A cute, small museum that is completely open to the public for free and is self guided. The museum emphasizes the history of Fort Worth.
They even had this cute photo-op horse.
|Which I took complete advantage of.|
My mom had read in one of our hotel brochures about a cattle drive that happens twice a day in the Fort Worth Stockyards. She wanted to see that so we decided to head out that way and visit all the stuff the Stockyards had to offer.
|They apparently had dry cleaning back in the 1900s.|
|I definitely would not like to be the guy who puts that ring in their nose.|
Before, you shot out of the tunnel and flipped facing forward. So when you reached the top of the 90degree drop you faced sitting up, looking at the sky. Now however with the cars reversed you shoot out of the tunnel backwards so that when you reach the top of the roller coaster you are 90degrees forward. You staring at the ground. I didn't think that the reversing of the cars would make that big of a difference. Because you always rode both forward and backward. But it actually DID! It was insanely crazy. I'm terrified of heights. I screamed and swore so loud but it was an adrenaline rush I hadn't felt since the first time I had ridden it.
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