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Dallas, TX

Stop #26 Treetop RV

sunny 76 °F
View Western Loop 2013 on scpurvis's travel map.

Where are the beautiful snow-capped mountains? Where are the Red Canyons and the incredible rock formations? Where are the beautiful lakes reflecting the majestic mountains surrounding it? GONE! I guess this is slowly acclimating us to our return to Florida. Actually, it seemed rather sudden that we have left all that behind. We are really needing a "family fix" so gradually heading that way but I sure do miss those alluring vistas that inspire you to "go climb a mountain".

Oh well, now we are in Dallas, TX, the ninth largest city in the USA by population! Home of the Cotton Bowl, the Cowboys, the infamous Book Depository, the grassy knoll and the George W Bush Presidential Center. Oh yeah, and Southfork which we won't be seeing.

We rode into the city to find the Southern Methodist University which is the home to the George W Bush Presidential Center. While there, we took a ride around their beautiful campus. Very reminiscent of FSU with all their brick buildings and huge oak trees.
P1020092.jpg Laura Lee Blanton Bldg - Facilities Mgmt
P1020096.jpg School of Education
P1020097.jpg School of Engineering (for you Rob)
P1020093.jpg Riding through the campus

On to the Presidential Center which was very interesting. Brought back a lot of memories of the "hanging chads" and dispute over winner, Hurricane Katrina and of course, the 9/ll terrorist attack.
george_w_b..tial_center.jpg Not a very august entrance, but it's what's inside that counts
P1020119.jpg 43 and 41
P1020112.jpg 9 millimeter Glock 18C, was found in the spider hole with Saddam Hussein
P1020113.jpg "personality identification playing cards"
P1020110.jpg Metal beam from World Trade Center
P1020108.jpg Lest we forget!

George W Bush Oval Office

Downtown Dallas
P1020084.jpg Dallas County Courthouse, built in 1892 of red sandstone, now a museum
P1020090.jpg Cathedral Santuario de Guadelupe built in 1872
P1020122.jpg Texas Book Depository
grassy_knoll.jpg Grassy Knoll

After finishing at the Presidential Center, we had an early dinner, then, attacked the Dallas traffic. I think there are more freeways, tollways, fly overs, cross overs, etc in this city then anywhere else I have ever seen.
high_5_interchange.jpg Dallas HighFive interchange (Courtesy Google)

Made it back safely; heading to Austin and hopefully, some good music tomorrow.


Posted by scpurvis 13:34 Archived in USA Tagged dallas_tx george_w_bush

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My only trips to Dallas were a long while ago and business trips so other than office buildings, I saw more of the night life than the real sights. We may have to head back someday to see the other side of the city.

You are making real progress on getting home now. Before you know it you will be unpacking but hopefully also planning the next trip. We are also anxious to see all the family, big and little kids as well, but before long it will be Thanksgiving and they all will be passing through this area. That is why we decided to just stay up until then.

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