A Train Ride and Michelle Obama

The last two weeks have been hectic, fun, entertaining filled with laughter, good conversation and more. This post won’t be long since the pictures will speak for themselves.

We started out with a train ride to the Grapevine Mainstreet Arts Fest aboard the Trinity Metro from the T&P station in Fort Worth. We were able to meet new friends and have a great time walking Main Street, talking with the vendors, eating the food samples and more. Hopefully on our next excursion you will be able to join us.

The discussion of the Michelle Obama book “Becoming” that we held at Leaves Book and Tea Shop, lived up to everyone’s expectations. The participants sipped their ice tea while they discussed “Becoming” and life itself. There were no right or wrong answers which made it interesting. Once again we were able to connect with women that we didn’t know.

The participants were given a sway bag that contained items from Sephora (located on University). After receiving their bags, they were then presented with other items to add to their sway bags. Women entrepreneurs were then given a moment to tell about their businesses and products. They then had a surprise for each lady. Each participant received a beautiful gift box with a lovely bracelet in it from Melba Gordon Jones of Paparazzi Accessories. Ruby Powell of Ageless Perfection Skincare gave each of the ladies’ skincare products that were packaged in a lovely satchel. Beverly Gunter of Kay’s Hot Water Cornbread Mix bought samples to taste (they went fast), and then gave each lady a package of mix. Each of the entrepreneurs received a gift from Danette Wicker of Danette’s Urban Oasis. The ladies were then given tissue paper and ribbon to complete their sway bag.

Hope you can join us for our next event. Step out of your comfort zone because “thisisyourbestyear”.

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This is my best year ever, and it can be yours too. When I turned 40, I thought it was the end of life as I knew it. When I turned 50, I knew it was the end. It was the end, the end of that year--nothing more and nothing less. I've retired, gone to another career, started a business, and have kept writing. I've taken classes including glass blowing, swing dancing and so much more. I'm making each year, my best year.

8 thoughts on “A Train Ride and Michelle Obama

  1. Awesome 👏🏾
    I have bee trying too do something myself with a group as you guys did. Just love it.
    Have gotten together for movie dates, lunch outing as a group,
    But a road trip and book club is on my bucket list.
    Ladies you all Rock👍🏾❤️
    Oh yeah, I enjoy Mrs Obama
    Book as well

    1. Hello,

      We are going to do the movies. I am trying to find activities that don’t cost a lot. It is a lot of fun. Thanks for reading. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.


    1. Hello Karen,

      The cost was $2.50 which is good for one day. It leaves from 4 places in Fort Worth–the T&P Station, Dowtown ITC Station, North Side Station and Mercantile Station. It also leaves from North Richland Hills/Iron Horse Station, Grapevine Main Street Station, DFW Airport North Station and DFW Airport Terminal B Station. All of the parking is free except for the Downtown ITC Station.

      We rode to Grapevine Main Streets Arts Fest. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for reading.


  2. I had the most wonderful experience at the Grapevine Main Street Arts Festival! It was outrageously fun and educational; not to mention the camaraderie ( walking, laughing, sharing) with the other “women of a certain age!” Looking forward to next year’s event. Only wished I could have attended the Book discussion. It sounded like a great discussion and an enjoyable evening. Love reading the posts. Awesome!

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