Destination: Fort Worth, Texas; The Land Of Family Photo Fun
Over the years I've
made three trips to Fort Worth, Texas. I go there for several reasons:
the friendly people, the "Old West" feel of the Stockyards,
the great barbecue, and, of course, the photo opportunities.
There is lots more to do in the Stockyards, including taking a short trip on the Tarantula steam train, with its turn-of-the-century passenger cars; participating in the Murder Mystery Theater, run by the comedy group The Gunfighters; experiencing the Stockyards Rodeo, complete with calf roping and rodeo clowns; and dancing and listening to country music at Billy Bob's, often called "the largest honky-tonk in the world." However, we had to pack our saddlebags for the next leg of our long weekend trip to Fort Worth: a visit to the Fort Worth Zoo and to two of the local museums. So, the next morning we packed up our modern-day stagecoach and headed out of town.
We are a family of dedicated
animal and nature lovers. So naturally, we were excited about visiting
the Fort Worth Zoo, which boasts approximately 5000 animals, most of which
are in simulated natural habitats, and many separated from visitors only
by a waterfall or river. I had heard about the zoo, but the exhibits exceeded
my expectations. The highlight, for me, was photographing a jaguar hiding
in the brush--just like the jaguars I've seen in Belize, Central
America. If you go, pack your telephoto lens or tele-zoom.
If You Go
Places To Stay
Miss Molly's Hotel Bed
Historic Train Ride
Zoo And Wildlife Center