Friday, June 27, 2008

More Texas Natives

My kids love their annual day with Cowboy Robert (so called because he is an actual cowboy that owns cows and everything - and his name is Robert).

I like him because he says things like: "He's the kind of guy where if you ask him the time, he'll show you how to build a watch." Last year they went down to the rodeo ring and rode his horse Billie. This year, he says "I know a guy that's got some buffalo." Uh, okay.

So, we went to see his friend's buffalo. First, we started from behind the gate, which I thought was smart.

But then Cowboy Robert says: "What say we go on in there? They look tame enough." And you can tell this how? Of course the kids were all over it, and the next thing I knew, we were standing in the middle of a dozen large-type buffalo.

One of them was eyeing my youngest with a look that made me a bit nervous.

Especially when all the cows from next door lined up at the fence to see what the crazy people were doing in the buffalo pen.

It all ended fine, nobody got buffaloed and we got out of there in one piece. So we headed down the road to Dublin, Texas which is the Dr. Pepper capital of the world. The kids got all hopped up on Dr. Pepper at Old Doc's Soda Shop and made the ride home something extra special.

On this date: In 1997, my friend Linzey was born. Happy Birthday Linz!


Brenda said...


Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun!

I love Dr Pepper! Did not know Dublin, Texas was the Dr Pepper capital of the world...I'm going to start saving up to make that trip...grin...

Lilfix (blueboard)

Linda D. (sbk) said...

I love cowboy Robert!

... and Dr. Pepper. Sounds like fun. Hey, Brenda, can I come with you?

cynjay said...

Cowboy Robert rocks! And Dublin, Texas is the home of the oldest continually operating Dr. Pepper bottling plant in the world. They are the only ones that make it with pure cane sugar rather than high-fructose corn syrup, and you can only get it within a 50 mile radius of Dublin, TX. They have a great old soda shop and a museum full of Dr. Pepper memorabilia, so if you are ever in the neighborhood, you should stop in.

My kids have become Dr. Pepper snobs (which is why they are only allowed to drink it at Grammy's) and I know far too much about it at this point.