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Mustangs and Anchor

Life in DFW

My life as a wife and mom in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and all things fun about it!

Mustangs and Anchor

Debora Manusama-Sinaga

The best thing about this visit? We didn't need to drive for more than 5 minutes. Why? Because the world's biggest equestrian sculpture happens to be The Mustangs of Las Colinas at Williams Square, Las Colinas, Irving, TX - a.k.a my neighbourhood! Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 2.04.51 AM

 

Though many people are aware of this majestic sculpture, not many ever took the time to find out how it was made by going to the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum. So on a Friday morning last week,  J and I decided to pay a visit and learn more about these 'horses'.

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Oh but first, in case you were wondering, the word equestrian means 'of or relating to horse riding'. Okay now press play to get a glimpse of the museum and Williams Square as narrated by museum guide, Mary Higbie.

https://youtu.be/X2KKWZ3Ocbc

Although it seems 'hidden' inside of one of the tall buildings at Williams Square, the museum has attracted thousands of people from all around the world. I love how they celebrate that diversity by having the push pin and the world map ready! There are a number of sculptures, paintings, and other merchandises sold on site (notice the horse-shaped necklace Mary was wearing? Yeah, that one's sold here too!), you might want to check them out when you come to visit.

And, if pondering upon beautiful sculptures and learning a little bit of history make you hungry, there's a food truck outside called The Anchor Food Truck. Not only do they serve gourmet food 3 to 4 times a week, but ALL of their profits go to help feed the homeless and hungry in Irving!

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Started back in July of 2015, this food truck is run by Karen Phillips Jones and her preacher husband of Irving's Anchor Church. Besides preaching, cooking has always been his passion. No wonder the brisket tacos were delish! I would love to try their Mac Daddy next time!

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"We both saw a need to help the hungry and homeless near our church. Nearly everyday, a homeless or hungry person would stop by the church for food or money. We had an opportunity to get a food truck and it was a perfect fit to help others. We are able to use the profits from selling lunch at Williams Square to feed our friends throughout the week at Centennial Park in downtown Irving. Currently there are 16 homeless people that look forward to our awesome food right off the truck," shared Karen.

What a great way to spread the good news, love, and kindness to people! Follow them on social media to find out their weekly schedules and menu.

So many great things in Irving to discover and look forward to this year! Follow @VisitIrvingTX and me @mozdeb to get updates :)

Have an awesome weekend, friends!