Yesterday, I saw a restaurant in Irving, Texas near where we were staying called Jam + Toast. That sounded like my kind of breakfast place. That's where we headed this morning and we were not disappointed. The menu is extensive with combos, pancakes, waffles, French toast, omelets, crepes, and healthy food choices as well.
|Jam + Toast in Irving for breakfast.|
|Perfect breakfast: Challah French toast, two|
eggs over medium, and bacon. Mmm!
The beginning of the walk was on busy city streets, but soon we entered a park, walked by a creek, and passed a beautiful butterfly sculpture.
|Butterfly sculpture in park.|
|Leroy taking it easy.|
|The Nash Farmhouse|
|Nash farmhouse kitchen.|
|Looking across the yard toward the barns.|
|Speckled Sussex chickens, all cooped up.|
|The toms were struttin' for the hen.|
On our walk, we also passed the Grapevine Vintage Rail Museum where we checked out a railroad turntable and an old engine on display.
|Grapevine Vintage Rail Museum.|
|Railroad turntable and historic Victorian-style coaches.|
|Bonnie, Bob Alton, Andy Thomas,|
Darren and Susan Medlin, Helen Hull
One of the main attractions in town is to take a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. One of the rides is the Cotton Belt Route train ride to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. At this time of year, the train does not run, so we kept on walking.
|Kyle and Susan Medlin.|
|Nice train ornaments.|
|Train wheels in the railing.|
|Bob Alton, Kyle and Darren Medlin.|
|Cotton Ginners Museum.|
We continued around the block back to the main street where there was a lot to see, including a unicorn, sculptures, and the Grapevine Train Depot.
|"Imagine," the Flying Unicorn.|
|The Grinch made an appearance at|
A.J.'s on Main BBQ.
|Grapevine Train Depot Museum.|
|Sculpture outside the depot.|
|A beautiful clock.|
The Vetro Glassblowing and blacksmith shops were not open today.
|Susan and Darren Medlin.|
|You can make your own|
handblown glass ornament
Most of the rest of the walk was through pretty neighborhoods. Oh, Grapevine has a very nice 9/11 Memorial, too. Our walk took us there.
Below are 9/11 Memorial sculptures honoring flight crews, 343 FDNY, and the Law Enforcement Officers Never Forget Memorial:
|United Airlines Flight 175 (on the right)|
|Recycled steel from the World Trade Center|
|Limestone fragment from|
impact zone at the Pentagon.
|Stone from the crash site in|
|American Airlines Flight 11.|
|Law Enforcement Officers |
Never Forget Memorial.
|"Walking to Texas"|
|"Sidewalk Judge" sculpture.|
We want to come back and do more exploring, see museums, and take the train ride to the Stockyards in Fort Worth. Thank you to the Texas Volkssport Association for hosting this TVA Memorial Walk. We also appreciate the volunteers who supported the walks this weekend. And the cookies were good, too.
After the walk, we rested and then went to dinner at a Chinese restaurant with Susan, Darren, and Kyle Medlin. Susan, Darren, Kyle and I went to see Aquaman at 7:00 p.m. Bob isn't interested in that genre, so he went back to the room. I rejoined him there at 9:30 p.m. We didn't go out to celebrate New Year's Eve, but we will walk tomorrow morning before we head home.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!