Finally we got to my favorite part...shopping! We went to Leddy's Boots a beautiful western store where they make their own boots out of all kinds of different exotic leathers. We also went to Maverick's and Fincher's which are both high quality western stores as well. The weirdest thing about the western stores was that they all come complete with a stocked bar. I'm serious! Would you like some beer with your new boots, because that is an option! You can also walk down the streets with your drinks, they have little walk through bars on the sidewalks and everything! We went to a few of the more "tourist-y" shops as well. All of the candy stores, trade-posts, and general stores. Great for el-cheapo souvenirs like fake cow-horns, cowboy hats, and fake whips. Not so great for the home decor we've been yearning for.
The Stockyards have so many shops and bars to tour, we can't wait to go again for an evening out so we can enjoy the Love Shack, Thirsty Armadillo, and the White Elephant. Those were just a few of the saloons that caught our eye!