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May 19, 2013 - May 19, 2013 – Dallas, Texas
May 19, 2013 – Dallas, Texas Today was museum day. The 1st museum was the Nasher Sculpture Center. The collection is a work of love by Raymond and Patsy Nasher who began collecting art in the 1950s. In the late 1960s they began collecting large scale modern and contemporary sculpture. Patsy was the one who identified the sculpture. According to Raymond she had a natural genius for distinguishing between excellent, good, mediocre and poor works of art. Raymond was a businessman and understood the art of the deal. He was one of the 1st real...Jump to full entry
May 16, 2013 - Dallas, TX
Day 1 Tour of George W. Bush Library, Dallas Cowboy Football Staduim and the Glockenspiel Gun Fight in Grapevinw. Day 2 Tour Dealey Plaza. JFK Assassination Trail, Pioneer Cattle Drive, Tour of Southfork Ranch and Dinner at Southfork where Dallas was filmed. Day 3 Bureau of Engraving and Printing where they make the US Paper Money, Tour of the Horse Country and Working Reining Horse Ranch, Nascar Texas Motor Speedway with a ride in the Pace car. Day 4 Longhorn Cattle Drive, Stockyard Station, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Cowgirl Hall of...Jump to full entry
May 14, 2013 - Dallas, TX
Tue, 14 May: A short day distance wise but somewhat nerve wracking due to the traffic. We departed the MCD Innovations facility in McKinney a few minutes after nine. A quick (1.5) mile drive to a nearby QT Service Station where we topped off our diesel tank at "only" $3.499/gallon. Guess this is the "new normal" where $3.499/gallon for fuel is something to celebrate? After filling Carpe's tank we connected Carpe Dinkum and jumped on US 75 southbound. We encountered some late commute traffic, but it was nothing too serious, just nettlesome....Jump to full entry
May 13, 2013 - George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Kay and I spent the afternoon touring this presidential library and museum. It examines the 911 attacks, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, various domestic programs (Social Security, Medicare, Immigration, etc.)and other major events and initiatives of the Bush Administration. There is a full-size reproduction of the Oval Office, the Texas Rose Garden and a view of Life in the White House which allows visitors to experience the public and private areas of the First Family's home. The Museum employs immersive interactive features that tell...Jump to full entry
May 8, 2013 - Cedar Hill State Park
Picked a site, but moved in the rain the following day to have a lakefront view. Truly it is the best site in the park (#128). People are seen driving by and backing up to see our site. Met the Joneses, Greg and Barbara...who mentored us. They loved our site too. (Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte)Jump to full entry
Apr 25, 2013 - True Confessions, Sort Of
My husband is addicted to chicken innards. He loves chicken liver, gizzards, and hearts. Yesterday we're driving home and I said " did you see that restaurant? It had gizzards & livers painted on the front of the building." We did a u-turn and I found myself at Golden Wings. They specialize in fried chicken guts and cat fish. Dick ordered 18 gizzards and a cat fish fillet. He wanted to go back for round two, today. I said, alone! When I am stressed or nervous I need to cut things out with my scissors. Sometimes when no project comes to...Jump to full entry
Apr 24, 2013 - Where for Art Thou, Spring?
Last night was a two quilter. The news said it would be 39 degrees on Wednesday morning. I got up at 7:00 and it was 39, breaking a record low that has stood for several decades.You could hear the RV furnaces all around us. Sounds like a sit inside and get the oil changed day. I would like to go into Fort Worth to the Stockyard section of town and see the cattle drive. My husband says that we watched one for free in Mexico and you didn't have to be lined up at a fence for it. True, that was a spontaneous stampede and an organized one...Jump to full entry
Apr 21, 2013 - Latch Bonanza!
Traders Village was open again today so we went over and hit the area that is just one big bad garage sale. We found latches that the RV parts stores charge $6.49 a piece for at this cupboard hardware supply stand for 50 cents each. Dick got 10. He also found a vehicle, rotary waxer, brand new, in the box for $5. He loves to negotiate the price. I love the jicama strips with lime and cayenne pepper sold in a cup. They way they core a pineapple, cut pedals in it so you can eat it off a stick and coconut chunks with cinnamon and sugar. This...Jump to full entry
Apr 20, 2013 - Not the Ewing ranch.
The drive to Dallas was uneventful. The park is generic and a attached to a massive flea market called Trader's World. Dick has high hopes of buying a turkey leg for lunch. I am cleaning up messes made by people out of my control but who affect my life. Campground reservations where they have not only written your name down wrong on a site waiting list but have shorted the stay by 4 months although you have a confirmation letter with all of the correct information. Scheduling an online payment getting three emails, we received the...Jump to full entry
Apr 15, 2013 - Dallas by Dart
Despite an early start (honest it was early) after getting our blog organized and sent from the office of the state park and driving to the outskirts of Dallas it was 1:15pm and we had covered all of 100km’s! We may never get back to BC!!! We parked our rig at a spacious park and ride and hopped on the DART rapid transit train to downtown. It was only $5 for a day pass and so much easier than fighting our way into town and parking. In about 25 minutes we were strolling the streets of Dallas, checking out the buildings and, of course,...Jump to full entry
Feb 13, 2013 - Dallas
We traveled by car into Dallas and went directly to the Kennedy memorial at the Texas school depository building. Great parking right next door for only $4. A day. A bit weird looking at a site that I heard and read about for 50 yrs. Like most people, I still remember where I was when I heard the news of Kennedy,s assignation. Even though I remember most of the story we heard today, it's still interesting to walk around the site., see the grassy knoll, stand at the window next to the one Oswald used ( it's behind plexi) and see the x marks...Jump to full entry
Oct 12, 2012 - The Time Has Cometh!
This time, I'm still up. I only have bout 5hours till the day really begins. I've got plenty of work ahead of me. First, it's time clean out, repack and ready Mr Potluck for airplane flight. That takes close to an hour. During this time, I'm snacking on my last few goodies that I had with me. It's about 130am, I'm done packing and it's quite warm where I'm at. I grab Potluck and venture around. Hmm, how do I GEt out hfor some fresh air. Not kidding, not any signs for the most part that screams, Hey, follow me to outside-Ville. Well, after...Jump to full entry