Friday, September 25, 2009

Here's a few pictures from Frisco

Hi kids,

Here's my new blog just for you! This should help us stay in touch. You can write comments on this site. I'll put up some pictures and write about what I'm doing.

The picture above with the cow and the cowboy is from a park in the town where the Uncle Jim, Aunt Ann and the cousins live. Its called Central Park and it is dedicated to the cattle drives where cowboys herded Texas Longhorns in big groups up from Texas to Kansas or Nebraska. There are a lot of cowboy sayings on the steps. After the civil war the ranchers thought all their cattle would have died because the men were off fighting. When they came home to Texas, they found that there were tons of cattle gone wild, which they called Mavericks, because they didn't have any brands. That meant that anyone who could gather them up could keep them. Cattle are big here in Texas. There is one ranch here called King Ranch that is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.

In the park I visited there was also a tree with the biggest acorns I have ever seen. Some were about the size of a chicken egg. The picture is of one of the acorns.

I love you all and miss you so much. Platy says hi.

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