Jul 11

Cowtown Segway Tours of Fort Worth

Imagine gliding around Fort Worth Jetsons-style on a futuristic self-balancing electric vehicle. Cowtown Segway Tours offers fascinating and scenic tours of the city of Fort Worth. The tours are made even more exciting as you get to glide around the city on the latest Segway i2 Personal Transporter.

There are three distinctive tours to choose from that feature the most magnificent features of Fort Worth. Explore over 32 miles of Trinity Trails along the Clear Fork portion of the Trinity River passing the vintage mini railroad on the Trinity Park Segway Tour. Relish in the acres and acres of lush, colorful vegetation that include over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants on the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens Tour. See both new and old work art masterpieces in the cultural exhibits amidst state-of-the art architecture and technology in the tour of the Fort Worth Cultural District.

Summer Cowtown Segway Tours are offered Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Tours last 1 to 2 hours and only cost $59. All tours meet in downtown Fort Worth in the Cultural District in front of the Museum of Science and History. Purchase a tour ticket online today! The museum is only about 10 minutes from Lincoln Trinity Bluff Apartments; click here for directions.

Jul 11

School Supply Drive at Fort Worth Krogers

Parents will be grateful to hear that Fort Worth Independent School District students will be provided with some school supplies from generous Kroger shoppers for the 2011-2012 school year. Krogers around Fort Worth are holding a School Supply Drive where shoppers can purchase $7 donation packages of school supplies or may purchase individual items and drop them in the drive bins from July 27th through August 23rd.

For Lincoln Trinity Bluff residents who do not have kids of their own to shop for supplies but would like to support children’s education in Fort Worth, here is the list of the addresses of participating Krogers around Fort Worth where you can make donations:

  • 3510 Alta Mesa
  • 9114 Camp Bowie West Blvd
  • 6080 S. Hulen
  • 3120 University Drive
  • 6650 North Beach
  • 3300 Texas Sage Trail
  • 1050 Bridgewood

If you plan to purchase individual items but want to see what students really need as far as school supplies, here is the 2011-2012 Elementary School Supplies list provided by Fort Worth ISD.

Photo by Claudia Snell.

Jul 11

Top 5 Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Fort Worth

Reata Restaurant Fort Worth

Rise above the city’s hustle and bustle and relax with an ice cold drink and the cool breeze that can only be reached on a rooftop. With stunning views and a refreshing atmosphere, rooftop bars and restaurants offer a unique atmosphere that never fails to promote good times and relaxation. Here are the top 5 rooftop bars in Fort Worth; most are located downtown which would only be about a 10-minute drive from Lincoln Trinity Bluff. Tell us in a comment which has the best view and the best cocktails or beer selection.

  1. Reata Restaurant ~ Relax in luxury on the third-level terrace Caballo Canyon or the rooftop Sunset Deck.
  2. 7th Haven ~ Claiming to be Fort Worth’s Favorite Rooftop Bar, 7th Haven is also famous for their Bloody Mary.
  3. Capital Bar ~ The views and the live music at Capital Bar’s outdoor Back House has made it a popular spot.
  4. Houston Street Bar & Patio ~ This rooftop bar has a giant screen to watch your favorite teams or favorite movie.
  5. Waterhorse Pool Bar a the Omni Fort Worth Hotel ~ This rooftop terrace has an outdoor grill with delicious food.


Jul 11

The Grand Pet Resort & Salon in Fort Worth

The Grand is Fort Worth’s premiere pet lodging, grooming, training and daycare. This is no regular pet boarding and grooming, The Grand is a Pet Resort and Salon. Whether your pet prefers to be pampered, showered with attention or go on big adventures, then your pet will absolutely love The Grand.

Dogs can choose between the Luxurious Suite, the Generous Suite or the Intimate Suite. Cats can choose between the Splendid Villa, the Spacious Villa, the Dreamy Villa or the Cozy Villa. During their stay, pets can enjoy a play session in the PlayCare area or a dip in the spa-like pool before they head over to the salon for a bath or styling experience. Your pet can also receive top-class education at The Grand Canine Obedience Academy, which offers Personal Training Sessions and Canine Good Citizen Classes.

Next time you need a sitter or boarding while you are away on business or pleasure, treat your pet to a 5-star hotel experience at The Grand. Click here for directions from your Lincoln Trinity Apartment to The Grand Pet Resort & Salon, which is less than five miles away.


Jul 11

Cooking Classes at Your Local Central Market

With world-class instruction by local, regional and nationally known chefs, you are sure to learn something new in the kitchen at Central Market Cooking Schools. From basics to more advanced from-scratch instruction, classes cover various cuisines and techniques so you can keep your cooking fresh and exciting. After your class, you can pick up the ingredients right there at Central Market to show off your new culinary skills to family and friends. Here are the upcoming cooking classes at your local Central Market:

Thursday, July 21 – Chicken 101 at 6:30pm

Friday, July 22 – Enchiladas Workshop at 6:30pm

Saturday, July 23 – Mozzarella Workshop at 10am and 1pm

Tuesday, July 26 – A taste of the Southwest at 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 27 – Tamale Workshop at 6:30pm

Thursday, July 28 – Seafood 101 at 6:30pm

Friday, July 29 – Sushi 101 at 6:30pm

Saturday, July 30 – Backyard BBQ at 4pm


There are also classes for kids, too! Check the calendar and register for a class online today before the seats get filled. Click here for directions to Central Market from your Lincoln Trinity Bluff Apartment; it’s only about a 10-minute drive.


Photo by Barron Fujimoto.

Jul 11

LightCatcher Winery in Fort Worth

Visit the award-winning LightCatcher Winery for some of the finest wines of Forth Worth surrounded by the enchantingly beautiful vineyards where the very grapes were grown. Locals Terry and Caris Turpen own and operate the family run winery. Caris is both the winemaker and the head chef at the LightCatcher Bistro. Tour the winery and enjoy a wine tasting in the LightCatcher Tasting Room, where the goal is to find something you like so no need to pretend if you are no connoisseur. Then sit down for for a delicious entree that perfectly complements the wine of your choice a the LightCatcher Bistro.

Experience the art of thoughtfully crafted fine wine at LightCatcher with wine tastings 7 days a week, lunch Friday through Sunday and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Click here for directions to the LightCatcher Winery from your Lincoln Trinity Bluff Apartment. It is more than worth a 20-minute drive.

Jul 11

Digital OverDrive at Fort Worth Public Library

The Fort Worth Public Library is going to be your best resource for the summer! Want to know why? Because not only does it offer plenty of air conditioning to escape the Texas heat, it also offers plenty of great entertainment as long as you have a library card.

The absolute best thing though, is that you can access lots of that entertaining material online. Using OverDrive, you can download fiction titles, non fiction titles and videos. Simply download and install the OverDrive Media Console to your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or your Android.

You can even access tons of public domain titles that you can keep for as long as you would like. You don’t have to formally check them out. If you aren’t quite sure how all of this works, you can sign up for a free class to learn more about it.

So, when was the last time you had a look at what the Fort Worth Library has to offer?

Image via MorgueFile

Jul 11

Juiciest Nonfictions to Find at Your Local Barnes & Noble

Lincoln Trinity Bluff Apartments is a nice 10-minute walk to the local Barnes & Noble in Sundance Square. Get some light exercise for your body with a relaxing stroll down to the bookstore where you can then exercise your mind with a fascinating summer read.

Want to know what NPR is saying are the Summer’s Biggest, Juiciest Nonfiction Adventures? Here they are straight from Rachel Syme’s awesome article published July 6th. Look for them at the Barnes & Noble, and then tell us in a comment which one you think is the juiciest of all!

Top 5 biggest, juiciest summer reads:

  1. “The Man In The Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise And Spectacular Fall Of A Serial Impostor” by Mark Seal
  2. “Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education Of Two Society Girls In The West” by Dorothy Wickenden
  3. “Turn Right At Machu Picchu: Rediscovering The Lost City One Step At A Time” by Mark Adams
  4. “Sex On The Moon: The Amazing Story Behind The Most Audacious Heist In History” by Ben Mezrich
  5. “The Ledge: An Adventure Story Of Friendship And Survival On Mount Rainier” by Jim Davidson

To get to the Barnes & Noble from Lincoln Trinity Bluff, walk down E Bluff St toward N Pecan St, take the 1st left onto N Pecan St, turn right onto E 4th St, turn right onto Commerce St and the Barnes & Noble will be on your right.

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