A dose of History in Dallas

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Texas School Book Depository Dallas
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 350 - 4/15 - Today we drove from our campground just north of Austin to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  We stayed in our first US Army Corp of Engineering park.  It was the second nicest park since we started out trip!  Grass, trees and a lake.  And it was only $11 a night.  We could use our Golden Age Pass here (Seniors get the pass for $10 for life at National Parks/Monuments).  We have certainly benefited for being in the senior category for once!

So, after waiting 4 hours for a grease job on the RV, we drove to this park.  The road construction was almost the whole trip and lots of trucks buzzing past, so not our most favorite ride, but we are meeting friends we met on our Caravan Trip through Canada and Alaska. We spent time with them and others in Yuma, so we have all become great friends.  This is their home turf and we were only two miles from them.  The met us and took us to a great BBQ place.  Gotta have Texas BBG.  It was great!  Nick was in food heaven!

Day 351 - 4/16 - Off to the Bush (#43) Presidential Library and then to the Texas School Book Depository Museum.  Neither Jay or Joan had been, so it was fun to experience both venues together.

This Presidential Library is fairly new, but again beautifully done.  The part I was most excited about was that Bush's paintings were on display and will only be there for a short while.  There had to be close to 100 paintings there, all of world leaders.  Some better than others, but all quite an amazing thing to see since he has not been painting all that long.

The Texas School Book Depository was done quite well.  We weren't sure what to expect, but again it was done tastefully and informatively.  We were not allowed to photography inside the museum part on the actual sixth floor where Lee Harvey (allegedly) fired the shots that killed the President; but we were able to go one level up and take the photos of where the motorcade was that fateful day.  Where have those 51 years gone?  I'm sure all of you who were alive at the time of the shooting, know exactly where you were when you heard that terrible news.  I was in 9th grade study hall!

Keep traveling with us, we are nearing the end of our year!  Hard to believe.
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