Mudsmith – Fort Worth, Texas

Located in the So 7 area, this is the coolest coffee shop in Fort Worth. Outside, there are several benches with umbrellas on the large patio.  There is a small 6 hole putt putt area. Strands of Edison bulbs hang over the entirety of it and you can hear the music from Barcadia across the…

Gypsy Scoops – Fort Worth, Texas

One of life’s most simple pleasures is ice cream. Young, old, rich, or poor ice cream makes everyone a little happier. I don’t think I have ever heard anyone say no when someone says, “Hey, let’s go get some ice cream.”  Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump didn’t want any that one time, but he was…

Death Valley National Park

To me, being spontaneous every once in a while just makes me feel so alive. We were supposed to be staying at The Four Seasons Las Vegas, but I woke up with an adventurous spirit.  We were either going to drive East (Zion National Park in Utah), or West (The Pacific Ocean). Due to an…

Summerlin, NV

The Las Vegas Strip is not actually in Las Vegas.  It is in Paradise, NV. Summerlin is an area in Las Vegas.  Not close to the Strip (but not far by Texas standards), it seems like another world.  That’s a good thing. Summerlin has several cool bars and restaurants within an easy drive.  We chose…

Downtown Las Vegas – 2

A lazy day at the pool was just what I needed. I had mentioned earlier that they are renovating the pool at The Golden Nugget. You can swim, but the sharks will be missing. I am a little disappointed that I will not be swimming with the sharks. Ever heard anyone say that? So, what…

Downtown Las Vegas – 1

I LOVE Downtown Las Vegas.  Come here. Stay here. It’s not The Strip. In this case, that’s a good thing. The basics:  there are no 5-star hotels. The Golden Nugget is the top of the line. It has a great pool with a shark tank. Of course, it is under renovation this week. You can…

Uber & Love Field

2:30 am sure does come early when you get in at midnight from a night out. In that 2.5 hours, I slept maybe 40 minutes. I walked around the hotel and I was excited about vacation. At 3:45 we Ubered a ride from the Warwick Melrose to Love Field. Noel was our driver. He was…

A Night In Dallas

My friend Michelle Sherman and I started our vacation on Tuesday. We had a 6:00 am flight out of Love Field on Wednesday morning. Instead of making the long early morning jaunt from The Fort, I Pricelined the Warwick Melrose Hotel at Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs and we began vacation in Dallas. The hotel…

M&O Grill – Fort Worth, Texas

I have been a faithful customer here for years. Chef Danny, the owner, employs a fantastic and friendly staff, you won’t leave hungry and you can learn a ton of history about The Fort. I was the first customer on this particular Saturday morning. I got to chat with Chef Danny which was quite the…