Despite our choice to visit on the hottest day this summer, we had an excellent day at the Stockyards. Although I grew up in the south, the cowboy culture is new to me. It's a different world out here and thankfully Marshall is well accustomed. His knowledge (along with the informative plaques) made the trip even more enjoyable as we understood the history and purpose behind the sites. The historical stockyards still serve for the traditional purposes but, have been "re-vamped" to attract the masses. The shops were full of fun items but, the cool bar/venues made this a scene we would like to repeat.