Whether you are in the DFW area, or are planning on making the trek to Fort Worth for Mom’s/Anabel’s memorial service on Saturday, let me offer some scheduling considerations and make accommodation suggestions for those who need them. For general reference, DFW Airport is NE of downtown Fort Worth. All but the last hotel mentioned, as well as our home, are close to downtown, TCU, and off of I-30. The church is SW of downtown off of I-20. Unfortunately, cutting across Fort Worth is not straightforward. I will speak to someone about this inconvenience, but most likely this will not occur before Saturday.
Schedule for Saturday, November 20:
• 8:00 AM: I will be at the Marriott Courtyard off of University and the Trinity River at 8:00 AM on Saturday for breakfast. I would love for you to join me. All of the hotel suggestions below are within a quarter mile of the Courtyard, except for the last one, which is 25-30 minutes away. • 11:00 AM: The memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 AM at Southcliff Baptist Church. You should allow 20 minutes to drive from your hotel to the church • 3:00-5:00 PM: Dianne and I will host a come and go reception at our home on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 PM. We are about 5 minutes from the University/I-30 hotels referenced. Here is a map to 2020 Wilshire Blvd, 76110
If you are flying, it will be easier if you rent a car rather than attempt public transportation. In fact, I’m not certain you can get where you need to go without a rental car. It is a 45 minute drive from DFW to the church. It is a 30 minute drive from the hotel area to DFW.
If you ride the train to downtown Fort Worth, you will need a rental car once you arrive. It is less than 10 minutes from downtown Fort Worth to the hotel area, or you have loads of hotel/restaurant options if you would like to stay in downtown Fort Worth.
• Residence Inn, from $144 • Marriott Courtyard, from $144 • Springhill Suites, from $109 • Fairfield Inn, from $110 • If you prefer to stay in downtown Fort Worth (a totally cool, vibrant place), here are some hotel options for you to consider. Downtown Fort Worth is about 20-25 minutes from the church. If you want to stay over for another night, downtown is an excellent option with tons of things to see and do • If you prefer to be closer to the church, i.e. 10-15 minutes, and farther from the breakfast and reception area, i.e. 25 minutes, check out this La Quinta hotel. It is 50 minutes from DFW.
Thank you in advance for your prayers, your love, your support during this challenging time, and for your presence.
I anticipate seeing you.