This is not the time of the year most people think of going to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. But I doubt you will ever be surrounded by as much color as the attraction now in place at their conservatory. You can literally walk among 2400 butterflies each week through April 4. Between now and the end of the exhibit, about 12,000 butterflies will have been on display. In fact, you must be checked before you leave to make sure one or more are not “hitchhiking” out on you! Butterflies from both North and South America, Southeast Asia and Africa are on display. What a fun date or family outing. Even more fun would be to make mini-vacation out of it by staying at The Texas White House. Call us and ask about our “butterfly special!”
Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth’
March 10th, 2010 by Grover McMains
March 6th, 2010 by Grover McMains
St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t seem like it would mean much to Fort Worth cowboys and cowtown. But you probably didn’t know that St. Patrick came from the west side of Ireland! To celebrate that little-known fact, Fort Worth will break out the green with a downtown parade and a full day’s activities in the Stockyards. All attractions will be held on March 13 even though St. Patrick’s Day is really March 17 (after all, what’s tradition got to do with it?). And it’s not just for the little people! Adults are welcome, too.
March 1st, 2010 by Grover McMains
I’m sure it will surprise the folks on the east and west coasts, but America Online Travel has named the State of Texas as the country’s new Capital of Culture. In addition to Fort Worth’s Kimbell and Modern Art Museums, Sid Richardson Museum and Bass Performance Hall, Dallas’ Performing Arts Center, Austin’s live music, the Johnson Space Craft Center, the Dallas Cowboys, Houston’s Grand Opera, and the entire state for diversity of architectural styles were all contributors to the honor. Can’t you just hear someone from New Jersey or from overseas saying, “Let’s take a few days and go down there and see all these things.” Pretty tall order, partner! But if you want to pick a place to start, I’d suggest Fort Worth. And if you need a place to stay, I know of a little bed and breakfast in Fort Worth that’s really close to everything. Why, you can even take a day trip to that little city east of us!
February 21st, 2010 by Grover McMains
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is hosting a special exhibit of artist Georgia O’Keeffe now through September. This attraction, of course, displays many of her works but also has extensive photography of her life and lifestyle. So, it’s a behind the scenes look at this artist’s life as well as an exhibit of her work. Some of our guests received a member preview and said it shows how Ms. O’Keeffe lived, played, worked and whom she associated with. Reserve a room at The Texas White House, and we’ll have your tickets waiting for you when you arrive.
February 16th, 2010 by Grover McMains
That’s right! It’s time for the Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon, February 27. This year’s events include the marathon, an ultra, half, 10K and 5K, all of which begin in downtown. So, if you’re into running, there’s a race for you.
And if you’re into eating the right breakfast before the race or the evening before, stay at our bed and breakfast, and we’ll have your special food, fixed just for you. And then we’re only a mile and a half from the start of the race. Perfect race! Perfect place! Just call us to reserve your room and food.
February 12th, 2010 by Grover McMains
- Snowman, thanks to Jordan & David, guests at The Texas White House
You probably have heard that Fort Worth and Dallas received an all-time record snowfall of over 9 inches on February 11, but you also need to know that our bed and breakfast also recorded a new record, coincidentally of over 9 inches! Other than at ski resorts, I have never seen this much snow at one time; it is truly a winter wonderland and a wonderful experience despite what our friends in the northeast are saying! I even got to use a snow shovel to clear the walkways. Wow! What fun! And good exercise. That snowman is over 5 feet tall! I want to thank our guests, Joey, Kerry, Jordan and David, whose excitement at being a part of this event made the day even more beautiful.
February 5th, 2010 by Grover McMains
This time of year in Fort Worth, we’re all bundling up to stay warm and probably just wishing for spring flowers or not even thinking about it yet. However, the Winter Honeysuckle has started blooming in the Texas Star Gardens at our bed and breakfast. Imagine yourself, still bundled up on a cool day, sitting in the sunshine on the bench almost surrounded on three sides by the fragrance of honeysuckle. Close your eyes and smell. Suddenly, it’s Spring! Well, you don’t have to just imagine. Come see us at The Texas White House and let your imagination come alive! Mention this post, and you’ll receive our early spring discount.
January 27th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Ride your bike FROM our bed and breakfast, too! It’s just a short ride on residential streets to Fort Worth Trinity Trail, 15 miles each way of bike and jogging paths along the Trinity River. And we will store your bike safely while you’re not using it. Or we can even try to have a bike ready for rental from Panther City Bicycles, right around the corner on Magnolia. So, now you have no excuse to get your bike riding exercise and have a getaway weekend all at the same time!
January 13th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Speaking of cattle (see our posting under Fort Worth museums) it’s time for the 114th Fort Worth Livestock Show & Rodeo, the longest, continuously running livestock show in the United States. Beginning Friday, January 15 and running until February 7, the show involves food, western vendors, livestock judging and, of course, one of the major rodeos of the year. There are even special rodeo events separate from the rodeo itself. Except for the finals rodeo, there are plenty of tickets and plenty of parking. It’s great fun for a couple or the family; so, check the Stock Show site for a daily schedule, then call The Texas White House for your reservation. We are only 5-6 minutes from all the action. A lot of people think that the show is in the Fort Worth Stockyards, but it’s not. Except for the downtown parade on Saturday, January 16, all events are held at the Will Rogers Coliseum and Complex just northwest of our bed and breakfast. If you have time, plan to come during the week; mention this post, and we’ll give you a discount on your room. And definitely plan to spend two nights. There’s just too much to see for only one day!
January 9th, 2010 by Grover McMains
Cattle were the first major industry in Fort Worth when cattle drives stopped here to re-supply and rest. The history and spirit of those days has been captured in the Cattle Raisers Museum which is now opening their new museum as an attraction in the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Either as a couple or with the family, you can spend an entire day seeing the history of the cattle industry in Texas, intriguing scientific exhibits and experiments and one of the features at the Omni Theater, all under one roof! If this sounds like fun to you, mention this posting when you make a reservation to stay at The Texas White House, and we’ll discount your stay by giving you a complimentary lunch to enjoy while you’re at the museum.