Sunday, April 5, 2015

Day 8 - 9 - Homeward Bound LA to Toronto

April 2015 - Fort Worth Texas

Day 8


We are settled in to enjoy ourselves in one place for a couple of days and John can golf.
We're up and at the breakfast buffet by 7:30 and John tees off at 9:00.
Some photos of the hotel.

I spent the morning just lazing around and blogging to catch up. I can see the golf course from our window.

John is back around 1:30 and we head out for a late lunch at the Horny Toad.  Did you know the Texas Horny Toad is the official reptile of Texas? Yup! That’s right. Not the rattlesnake! Years back horny toads could be found all over Texas. However, because of a diminishing food supply (harvester ants), horny toads are rarely seen and are considered an endangered species. Some attribute the use of insecticides to the decline of the horny toad.

Beer was $3 and I had the meat loaf with mashed potatoes and corn and John had a chicken wrap.

We then found a natural food store and got some cheese and crackers for dinner, enough after a late lunch like that.

It turns out we are in the town of Denton.

Denton Square, bordered by Oak, Hickory, Locust, and Elm Streets, is a cultural and political hub of the city. At its center is the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, which includes local government offices and a museum showcasing area history and culture. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the former county courthouse was restored for the Texas Sesquicentennial in 1986.

Sam Bass (July 21, 1851 ‒ July 21, 1878) was a 19th-century American Old West train robber and outlaw.

After failing at a series of legitimate enterprises, Bass turned to crime. He joined a gang and robbed the Union Pacific Railroad gold train from San Francisco, California. Bass and his men intercepted the train on September 18, 1877, at Big Springs, Nebraska, looting $60,000. To date, this is the single largest robbery of the Union Pacific.

Bass and the gang he formed in Texas staged a string of robberies, yet never netted over $500 at any one time. In 1878, the gang held up two stagecoaches and four trains within 25 miles of Dallas, Texas, and became the object of a manhunt by Pinkerton National Detective Agency agents and by a special company of the Texas Rangers headed by Captain Junius Peak.

 Back to the hotel and we settle in for the evening.

Day 9

There was a tournament at the golf course so we slept in and then made coffee in the room. Around noon we headed to the restaurant for lunch, I had fantastic onion soup and John had a Reuben.

More hotel photos. This has to be one of the nicest hotels we've stayed as well as one of the cheapest ever!

John then played golf at 3 PM and as back by 5:30!! We lounged and then headed to the hotel restaurant to have a steak, it is Friday night after all!!!


  1. Great golf course. Only $39 to play with cart. Extremely windy on day 2 with 30+ kilometer winds. However did manage to play in less than 3 hours.


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