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Edelweiss-Prost!

Recently we went to a local German Restaurant that has been around Fort Worth for so long that it is now an institution. Edelweiss on Camp Bowie Blvd. I had been wanting to go for sometime. For one reason or another I just never followed through. I am glad I did as I enjoyed as authentic a German meal that one could have in the Metroplex. I was deployed to Germany several times during the 1990’s while serving in the military. Most of what I experienced could be classified as European as opposed to German. There  were Discotechs,Raves, Cafes, Posh Clubs and Swanky Bars. More Techno than Polka if you know what I mean.The Beer Halls of yore were no more unless it was a holiday or you traveled outside the city. However there were several times that I would dine at the traditional German Restaurants that always seemed to be located like Cold War relics outside the gates of the American Airbases. I was never disappointed with the food or the beer. Back to Texas now, Edelweiss hits the nail on the head. It’s as good as I remember the food, beer, and campy Bavarian atmosphere. Prost!

Edelweiss German Restaurant - Fort Worth Tx

Jager Schnitzel and Pomme Frites with Cold Spaten

Black Forest Cake - Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte


Snow Day

This is the most snow that the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has experienced since 1978. I suppose that makes it something for the record books. It was serene and beautiful and felt like a vintage postcard far from the time and place that I know.

Across the street from our house

Our old oak

My cold footed tracks

Snow covered windshield

Winter Civic


The Dallas Cowboys – America's Team – My Team

Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints. I was happy to see this team win against the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. They have been jokingly called the “Aints” for years as they have never won a Super Bowl. I don’t think that this ever bothered their fans so much. Win or lose they always find a reason to celebrate. New Orleans has always been known as “The Big Easy” although I think that this is one place where things aren’t always so easy. When hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 it exposed years of neglect. I cannot think of another city that could use and deserve to win the title of Super Bowl Champion. While grateful for the Saints win I have to admit my heart wasn’t entirely in the game. I am and will always be a Dallas Cowboy. Win or lose they are loved and hated. They are to the NFL what the Yankees are to Baseball and the Lakers to Basketball. They are an institution, a movement. To me they are the team that will always bring my family together. The Cowboys have always been a topic of conversation. They are the team we have always cheered for at family get togethers. America’s Team the Dallas Cowboys are the team that always plays on that most American of holidays, Thanksgiving. The Cowboys are the team that my coworkers and I talk about, as we make it through a long day at work. The Blue Star brings us all together. Now that I am older and have a past to look back at I realize that the Dallas Cowboys are more than a football team. They are my home, friends and family.

The Legendary Tony Dorsett