Monday, April 17, 2017

Winstar and Ft. Worth

We took a trip to Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK, last week. We left home on Monday and spent 4 nights there. We had a good time. But as with RVing, visiting casinos is becoming tiresome for me. I enjoy a good gamble for a few hours, perhaps even a day or so, but certainly not for 4 nights. And the games at Winstar just aren't very good. We never leave the place a winner. In fact, neither Donna nor I have ever hit any type of jackpot. And I've never seen anyone around me hit a jackpot. So, we may not be returning.

The best thing about Winstar are the restaurants. There are several we enjoy and, as casinos go, the prices are not that bad. Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill is arguably our favorite because they have a generous happy hour with good prices.

After our stay at Winstar, we took the short drive down I-35 to Fort Worth to visit my brother Larry and his wife Nancy. Larry has been retired for some years now, but Nancy still works. She is retiring in May. They have planned their retirement carefully, and will move soon to Florida where they have already purchased a condo. So, the purpose of our trip was to pay them one last visit before they move to the other side of the earth.

We did a lot of eating there, as we always do when we visit. For the entire trip, I gained about 5 pounds, so now I'll have to walk more and eat less to get all of that off.

On Saturday, Larry drove us to downtown Fort Worth where we walked around for a while. We strolled through the Water Gardens near the convention center. What a lovely park in the center of a large city! We then strolled north towards the courthouse, pausing a while in Sundance Square. The area is filled with inviting shops and interesting restaurants. He also drove us through the Stockyards area. The area was already bustling at 11:00 in the morning.

Below are a few photos of downtown Fort Worth.

This photo of Donna and I was taken in front of the convention center. The small building in the center of the photo in the background is the courthouse.
Water Gardens

Donna in front of one of the fountains/pools in the Water Gardens

Water Gardens

Chisolm Trail mural in Sundance Square

Quaint little alley behind Riscky's Bar-B-Q

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