Texas Stockyards overnight

4/23/14 Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas overnight
The haul here was a breeze till I got to Fort Worth and the exit highway I was supposed to take was closed. Slam on the brakes and then winding thru downtown with a 28’ trailer on narrow cobblestone streets. It didn’t help that my gps was being stupid and changing its mind constantly. I pulled into the stockyards and while looking for someone to tell me where to put my horses, I saw bulls and a camel in the outdoor pens. Inside I saw a baby camel and more bulls. The stalls are indoors in an old brick barn and huge. As I tried to get Dreamy in the first one a girl came over and said, by the way there is a reindeer in that next stall, maybe that’s why she won’t go in. Well a carrot got her over that. Wildflower was pretty freaked out by it all but ok. She was resting that hind foot again so I gave her some bute. I then went to TCU to see Rachel! It was so lovely, she gave me a full tour of the campus including the arts building which is awesome compared to the school I went to in Philadelphia. It warmed my heart to think of her spending time in those studios, doing art, doing what I have always loved…

We went back to the stockyards and had a nice dinner. Everything was leather, there were 3 buffalo heads on the wall which was creepy and the barstools were saddles, but Rachel is 18 so we didn’t try them out. I showed her the trailer which she had never seen, and she met Tommy who acted like he wanted to chew her to pieces, ugh…

There is a dead chicken by my trailer door, its kind of creepy, like it just dropped dead there or someone put it there. I don’t want to touch it, but trying to keep Tommy away from it is difficult so I might have to if its still there in the morning. Oklahoma in the morning…

Rachel at TCU

Rachel at TCU

Dreamy's neighboring reindeer

Dreamy’s neighboring reindeer

baby camel

baby camel

Loooooong horns!

Loooooong horns!

a big camel to greet us!

a big camel to greet us!

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