From Vicksburg we set out for Dallas, arriving there mid-afternoon on January 1, 2012. We realized some of the things we wanted to see would not be open that day, but that was fine because our main concern was being able to watch the NY Giants play the Dallas Cowboys in the evening. Watching it in Dallas was a little disconcerting, and we made sure the doors and windows of the motorhome were closed and locked; we tried not to cheer too loudly as the Giants played one of their better games and did win as we didn’t want any Cowboy fans to come knocking. Whichever team won would continue to the playoffs, and the other team would be done for the year and while our favorite team is still the New England Patriots we do have a soft spot for the Giants as my sister is an AVID fan.
The next day was kind of a setback after the fun of the previous evening, as we did some research online and found out that most the places we had on our list to see in Dallas were still closed, mainly because New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday so Monday was considered the holiday. There is supposed to be a wonderful tour of Cowboy stadium but that was closed due to college bowl activity, the American Airlines Museum was still closed for the holidays, the Mary Kay Museum was closed as was the National Scouting Museum of the Boy Scouts of America. We did see the Kennedy Memorial in downtown Dallas but the 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza did not open til later in the day and we didn’t feel like waiting around. We did a little shopping and headed back to watch the Rose Bowl, packing up to leave the next morning.