22nd Lone Star Nationals – Searching For “The” Truck!

Goodguys, Texas, Hot Rod, Antique, Fort Worth

Last week I shared some detailed photos from the Goodguys 22nd Lone Star Nationals show with my parents. It was a great time but I LOVED looking at some of these gems. This week we’re going to take a peak at the full body of some of my favorite vehicles from the shot.

The Oldies…
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Goodguys, Texas, Hot Rod, Antique, Fort Worth And the best for last, the trucks. I LOVE them. There’s something about it. Can’t you just picture “Down Home Traveler” written on the door and cruising down the road? No specific destination in mind, windows down, music on the radio under a giant blue sky with big, puffy, white clouds? Sounds like paradise!

Goodguys, Texas, Hot Rod, Antique, Fort Worth

I think I found it!!!

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If you had your pick, which one would it be?!

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Choo-Choo! All Aboard the Miniature Railroad!

Fort Worth, Railroad, Family, Outdoor Activities

There’s so many activities and events in Fort Worth, sometimes we almost miss the ones that right in front of us (and the most fun)! The Forest Park Miniature Railroad is a delight for all and brings us to a place of imagination, relaxation and most importantly – fun! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to take part!

Fort Worth, Railroad, Family, Outdoor Activities

This railway began in 1959 and cost $0.35 cents for a ride.

All aboard!
Departing every twenty-five minutes, you can hop on-board at two different stops.  One, right outside the Fort Worth Zoo and the other within the Trinity Park. The great thing about the Forest Park Miniature Railroad is that it’s an adventure that exposes you to all the great opportunities in this area.

First, we took off from the Fort Worth Zoo location (off University Drive) and headed towards the Trinity Park. Our first look is the view of downtown Fort Worth over the Trinity River. How can anyone not love this view?

Fort Worth, Railroad, Family, Outdoor Activities

Next, we head to the park. The Trinity Park is extremely large and there’s so much to do! We saw family photos being taken, picnics, people playing basketball, walking, jogging, biking, etc.. There’s an endless amount of activities that get you to enjoy the outdoors and the weather and driving thru as a spectator on the train reminds us all how much fun this park can be!

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Next up, the Trinity Pillar Project. Turning the pillars into a work of art. Each pillar is different and creates a spectacle of color as the train passes under the Lancaster Bridge. Located right next to the duck pond, the art bring this area to life!

Fort Worth, Railroad, Family, Outdoor Activities

Shortly thereafter, we reached the halfway point on the trip. I’m a little disappointed that we can’t just do this all day because it’s so much fun!

Fort Worth, Railroad, Family, Outdoor Activities

Halfway thru our ride, we stop at the Trinity Park depot. Here we pick up new passengers and let some off who may have joined the ride originally at this depot. Perhaps, you’ll even want to get off and have a little picnic of your own? At this stop, we were lucky enough to move into the very last row and move our view backwards! Best seat on the train (unless you have really long legs then it may be a little tight).

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Choo-Choo!! And we’re off! The train moves a little faster from this point of view!
Fort Worth, Railroad, Family, Outdoor Activities Bridges, untouched land, over the Trinity River and through the Trinity Park, the train has a way of making you forget that you’re in the middle of a city. It feels like an outdoor paradise where you just let go of all inhibitions and can just relax and bask in the moment.

Fort Worth, Railroad, Family, Outdoor Activities

The ride also reminded me of all the other small events and locations that make Fort Worth such a great place. Maybe the food truck park that we eyed across the Trinity? The zoo nearby to see some of the animals? Perhaps even just going for a walk along the river. The moments with friends and family are endless.

Fort Worth, Railroad, Family, Outdoor Activities

For More Information:
Forest Park Miniature Railroad / 1700 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76101.
Admission: Adults $4 / Children $3.50
Ride Length: Around 40-45 minutes.

The Details – Good Guys Car Show 2014

Good Guys, Car Show, Antique, Car Detail

My parents recently came to visit and my dad had a mission – to attend the Good Guys Car Show at Texas Motor Speedway. Mission accomplished! We set out for a few hours perusing the sales and checking out the shined up cars at the show.

It was pretty fun walking around with my dad. He’d tell me about certain vehicles and check out the details. The details are definitely pretty interesting and unique. You never quite know what someone will be inspired by and how they will incorporate it into their vehicle. This post is completely dedicated to exactly that – the details!

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Some truck beds went into some intricate leather and woodwork…
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Good Guys, Car Show, Antique, Car Detail Finally, my favorite. Check out the details! The coolest door opener and manual window handle ever.
Good Guys, Car Show, Antique, Car Detail Good Guys, Car Show, Antique, Car Detail Good Guys, Car Show, Antique, Car Detail Come back next week for a look at a few of my favorite vehicles! Do you have a favorite car show or vehicle?
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