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Beside the tracks stand the relics of the former meat packing plants that had once been so important. The Fort Worth longhorn herd resides in the stockade now, waiting amiably for the twice daily 'rampage' through town. It is we're told the only daily longhorn cattle drive in the world! I'd not seen a long horn yet, Malc has but working on the principle if two people don't see it then its not really there, I didn't reckon his counted. Anyway that was about to change; I could see them in the distance between the planks of the stockade,
they were all lying down - was that a sign of impending rain? Perhaps this driving lark is tiring - didn't they used to be driven hundreds of miles in the past? Well I have to say they were magnificent specimens, longhorn is definitely the right description... look at these.
We waited excitedly for the event...what d'y'all think?
We lunched in one of the hostelries, not on steak as perhaps we should have but on pulled pork and smoked brisket - both were amazing. We saddled up at the bar ( sorry it's out of focus!) z10 and smiled at some of the fittings. We spent an interesting hour in one of the museums
and rounded off the day with a visit to 'Biily Bob's' the biggest Honky Tonk in the world!! www.billybobstexas.com
By way of bringing it all up to date this is the office where the cattle are still sold today - by way of satellite!