Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Well, today was a decent day driving around.

Yesterday, not so good. The day started out well, but then the temp dropped 25 degrees in the space of an hour, and it started raining. I don't mind rain, and I don't mind cold, but the two together are almost unbearable.

Today it started out cold, but the sun was out and it warmed right up. Went to Grapevine, just north west of Dallas, and had a 30 minute wait so I went to the town square to see what I could see. Now, I realize that a lot of people really like Granbury, but I much prefer Grapevine. Any town that would put a glass building in the middle of town, and then use it to display a horse-drawn hearse and antique embalming equipment, and then string Christmas lights around it is just fine in my book.
Actually, as historic displays go, this one was really quite interesting and had alot of things to look at. Unfortunately, the sun glare kept me from taking any really good pics... And across the street, the City of Grapevine's first Municipal Jail...

Built in 1909, the structure is 10 feet deep, 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall...

The city of Grapevine is a really wonderful place to visit. In addition to slightly macabre historical displays, there are several vineyards and winery's, a restored plantation you can visit, and the Gaylord Texan resort, which is, for all practical purposes, a city unto itself...

But that was the last break I had in the day... Ended up with a rush delivery to Wichita Falls, TX, just a mere 125 miles North of Ft. Worth. Didn't have a chance to take any pics there because 1) when you're making these deliveries, they're usually to the warehouse and/or industrial districts, which aren't known for being particularly picturesque, and 2) this was an exchange delivery, which means somebody had shipped the wrong part and I had to drop off the correct part, then grab the wrong part and get it back to the original warehouse ASAP - there was just no time to explore.


  1. I'm claustrophobic and that jail looks very scary! Our temp. is back up again-We need the 25 degree drop and could use the rain!

  2. Grapevine sounds like a funky kind of town. Interesting post!