Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Anniversary (And just so you know...

I don't really think there's time for everything:(

Anyhow, Saturday, July 19th, was hubby's and my 15th wedding anniversary. We celebrated in a way we haven't for many, many years. It began with driving around downtown locating the restaurant we had reservations at in relationship to the hotel - would it be too far to walk in the early evening heat?

Then we searched out free parking and walked a couple of blocks to the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth.

We checked in and relaxed, and enjoyed the northward view of Fort Worth, including the Tarrant County Courthouse, which was just a couple of blocks away. In fact, the clock tower lit up our seventh floor room quite nicely once it got dark.

This is exactly what our room looked like. Same bed, same draperies, same chair, same layout. The room was cool and spacious. A delicious treat during a Texas July.

This is a view of The Tarrant County Courthouse, made of fine Texas red granite, from the intersection of Main & 2nd Street. I think the concrete building at the front left of the picture is the hotel.

Our 6PM dinner reservation (a first for me) was at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. YUM. Not cheap but awesome food and service. Since I made the reservations online, and had indicated it was our anniversary, the restaurant added a special touch of balloon-shaped confetti on our table.

After dinner, hubby and I meandered around downtown. I have a fascination with historical architecture and love to look at the old buildings. Which is sometimes hard to do in the car while driving around with traffic lights and other cars on the road! Some of the buildings we looked at included the Flat Iron Building , First Christian Church, Knights of Pythis Castle Hall, Joe Daiches Jewelers, the Tarrant County Courthouse, the Criminal Courts Building, and so many others I don't really know the names of. We also saw Fire Station No. 1 on the walk to the car Sunday morning. To see many of the wonderful buildings in Fort Worth and the styles of architecture they represent, go here. It's not the prettiest site I've ever seen, but the information & pictures are wonderful.


L.A. Mitchell said...

Glad to see you had fun. Hard to come back, I'm sure :)

K.M. Saint James said...

What an absolutely neat anniversary celebration. Congrats on 15 years.

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