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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Money Factory, Joe T's & Stockyard

This morning we woke up early and went on a very interesting field trip. We went to the Fort Worth Bureau of Printing and Engraving - a money factory!!! All they do 24 hours a day is print money. There are only 2 locations in the US that print $ bills - in Fort Worth and in DC. We had just heard this being advertised on the news earlier this week and thought we would try it out. They give free tours M-F, so if you are looking for something free and interesting to do, we would recommend this outing. Unfortunately they don't give away any free samples. I would have loved to get some pictures of what it was like inside, but they were very strict - no cameras, cell phones, nothing. So here is a beautiful picture of Barrett in the parking lot with all 3 layers of barbed wire in the background. It is a very secure place!

After a tiring morning of looking at all that money being printed :-) we made a trip over to my favorite restaurant in Fort Worth - Joe T. Garcia's. Since it was beautiful 70 degree weather outside, we took advantage of eating in their gorgeous outdoor garden area. The food was spectacular and the weather couldn't have been better. I told Barrett it was a dream come true for me. Such a relaxing afternoon!
To finish off the afternoon, we took a walk around the Fort Worth Stockyards. It is definitely a different feel walking around that part of town. It's not everyday you get to see real cowboys and good looking longhorns such as this one. It has been a fun and adventurous afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how fun! I went to the Burea of Engraving in Washington D.C. back in college and it was cool. Looks like ya'll had a fun day at the Stockyards! I love it out there! And you can NOT beat Joe T. Garcia's!