Archive for September, 2011

Thursday Night Lights

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Light display in Plano, TX

Plano Lightning

After breaking yet another daily heat record in North Texas, Mother Nature decided to smile upon us and give us an impressive display Thursday night. A nice line of thunderstorms marched across North Texas, complete with a most impressive light show. With Texas suffering from one of the hottest summers on record, and severe drought conditions, any relief was welcomed.

Unfortunately we didn’t get as much rain as we needed, generally only about 1/2 inch. Several area lakes are still several feet below full levels, and most areas are under water conservation rules and burn bans. But the cold front did bring some relief to the high temperatures we’ve been having all summer. We’ll be enjoying temperatures about 10-15 degrees lower than we’ve had for a while, just in time for the State Fair of Texas.

It was nice to know that Mother Nature hasn’t completely forgotten about us.

Bone Daddy’s coming to Plano Texas on the Tollroad?

Posted by    |    September 9th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Yes it’s true.Bone Daddys Plano

Right by the new cult following Chuy’s on the East side of the tollroad, will be another tempting place to stretch your waistlines.

Many people that have not been to Bone Daddy’s are very surprised. This place is a mix of Hooters, Brickhouse, and Dickey’s BBQ. Some feel awkward going to places like this with your wife and kids.

Older gentlemen, I’m sure, feel like creepy old men.  And the 20 something guy crowd couldn’t be happier!

The waitresses wear tight clothes, but the majority should think twice before they show up to work.Bone Daddys House of Smoke

They do not close until midnight and prepare to have a little issue with your waitress and her timing on refills and service. I’m sure they are encouraged to mingle with the customers.  But TVs are everywhere!
Their focus is barbeque, but they have a fantastic chicken fried steak.

So before you make the 45 minute wait at Chuy’s before your movie which is walking distance, in late 2011 you will have another choice Bone Daddy’s!

(Or be smart and take the Drive Thru at In-N-Out Burger 5 minutes away!)

Horses and Longhorns in Plano Texas?

Posted by    |    September 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yes there are.Horses in Plano

If you wonder what Plano is like, here’s a typical site in West Plano. Still open land, this is at
Corporate and the Dallas North Tollroad on JCPenney headquarters property. Beautiful horses and their foals, about 25 horses, we are guessing.

I think we kind of take this for granted. In the distance is the Dallas North Tollway and Shops of Legacy – a stones throw away. Just so you know there are lots of SUV’s and pickup trucks too but most the cowboys are in Ft. Worth.

My son loves to hear that we are going to feed the horses slices of apples. They all come galloping over and it’s all worth it to see the smile on his face.

Longhorns in Plano

On the opposite side there are Longhorns ranging from 600 pounds up to 1,400 pounds. And no, we do not try to feed them.
This is a great activity for anyone who has little ones and wants something different to do!