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Dallas, Texas

sunny 86 °F

Do you remember where you were when President Kennedy was assassinated? How old were you? Dallas, Texas is a place that Don has always wanted to go to and today he got his wish.

The morning started with a gorgeous sunrise before we left Lake Arrowhead State Park. Our drive was only 160 miles and it was another easy drive.
Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise


We arrived in Forney, Texas this morning at the home of our friends Carol and Russ. They just moved to Texas in August and invited us to visit. We are their first guests and we are enjoying ourselves very much.

After lunch Carol and Russ took us into Dallas to the Sixth Floor Museum in the old Book Depository Building. It was very interesting with an audio tour that we followed at our own pace. There are many photos from the day, videos and artifacts, along with a wonderful model that gave us a terrific view of how it is believed to have happened. If you look closely, you can see the second shooter in the grassy knoll.
Texas Book Depository Building

Texas Book Depository Building

The grassy knoll

The grassy knoll


Next we had a real Texas experience at the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Every day at 11 am and 4 pm there is a cattle drive down the main street of Stockyards Station. This is world's only daily Cattle Drive We arrived just in time for the 4 pm Cattle Drive and were pleased to see 15 Texas Longhorns parade down Exchange Ave with about a half dozen cowboys. It was really quite a sight! Stockyards Station has shops, restaurants, saloons and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, along with a vintage railway and cattle pens.
Stockyards Station

Stockyards Station

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Cattle drive

Cattle drive

Texas Longhorns

Texas Longhorns


Today was a beautiful day with highs in the 80s and sun! Loved it!

Posted by jcorilio 20:05 Archived in USA

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