Grassy and Hilly

Trip Start Mar 31, 2012
Trip End Apr 07, 2012

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

“The story belongs to him who tells it best.” 
― J. Frank DobieLegends of Texas

So we stayed with my sister, Dee Dee and her family last night in their beautiful new home in Frisco, just outside of Dallas.   As usual, she, as with most Texans, goes out of her way to be as accommodating as possible when you visit.  Sometimes I have a little trouble breathing around her dogs so she had my niece Casey sleep in the guest room and I was given Casey's room where the dogs never go.   I'm a bit of an early riser (as a matter of fact, everyone is still asleep as I type this) and I was trying to be extra quiet and avoid turning on the lights and waking everybody up. Using the light from the Iphone, I tip-toed over to the bathroom and proceeded to brush my teeth with Clearasil.  You can tell almost right away as it doesn't foam up like normal toothpaste.

Janice Ian sang of "high school girls with clear skin smiles".  I wonder if that's what I have now. 

My seestar is driving us down to Dallas for breakfast.  After that we are going to visit Deley Plaza and the Texas School Book Depository.  We're going to kick around that area until around noon and after lunch Lefty and I are going to start heading to the hill country.  Still keeping our fingers crossed that the Bluebonnets are still blooming...  More in a bit.  

Okay we're back from downtown Dallas and Deley Plaza. We toured the museum, which is located inside the school book depository on the 6th floor.  We saw the site from which Oswald fired the shots and saw the view that he had at the time.  There are "X"s on the road where each bullet struck. It was a bit of a surreal experience.   There are photos taken from outside, however, unfortunately, photography inside the museum is not permitted..which just made me want to take the photo that much more...

We did happen to run into the world's foremost authority on the assassination as we were walking past the fountain on our way to lunch;  I guess I looked interested and he walked and talked with us for a block or two, giving us the "facts" he pointed out the different buildings that came into play on the fateful day.  Suffice it to say that the most accurate version of the events was provided by Oliver Stone...   Not sure why I attract nuts.  Did manage to get his photograph before he ran off for a lunch date.  He was meeting Elvis, I believe.

PS.  Thanks for all of the calls regarding our safety and the weather.  We were inside watching it and even have a video which we will post tomorrow
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Jimmy on

I have been there and you are right, it is very surreal. Kind of an eerie feeling. Glad y'all are ok from all the bad weather.

Lance on

Jimmy glad you are doing well. Hope you are enjoying the blog, when I get back we all need to go to dinner and I have all the pics.

Martha J on

I am just now getting to see all this; I have had company since you left. My heart is there in Texas with you. I am hoping you are seeing beautiful wildflowers as I write! I am loving your posts. I would go with a native Texan, even a nut, over Oliver Stone any old day, by the way.

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