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Trip Start Jul 02, 2008
Trip End Dec 27, 2009

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Dallas Inernational Backpackers-ish

Flag of United States  , Texas
Saturday, August 2, 2008

Slack again. My bad.

People We Met:

Cowboys. No Indians though. I guess thats how the West was won.

This one JFK nut who rather than show all his video on something convenient (like a laptop) had setup a desktop computer on the grassy knoll. It was powered by 4 car batteries. It felt like his stuff must have been important for him to move it all around every day. That or he was just more crazy than everyone else.

We stayed in Irving like a suburb of Dallas I guess. We had been to used to just going to one giant shop that sold everything. Only too late we found out that where we were staying had mostly Mexican stores (I asked 3 staff in the supermarket and not one of them knew what Coleslaw was, let alone if they sold it.) and it was a Dry County. No booze :( Luckily Fortworth (Dallas' sister city) had the cheapest, biggest and possibly best tasting American beer we tasted.

Stuff we did:

Went to a Rodeo. Possibly the most authentically American event I have ever attended (even though I guess we have them at home.) It was quite a spectacle. It's hard to imagine the sport surviving anywhere outside of the southern states of America. It's a very cruel sport to all concerned.

Learnt about JFK at the 6th Floor at Dealey Plaza. Very intersting place. There are even marks on the road to indicate the exact points where he was struck. The grassy knoll was somewhat less knolly than expected however. The nuts handing out papers on the road were only too happy to tell us how it all went down.
Finally got to see an American sport, unfortunately only Baseball is in season but it was still pretty cool experience. The atmosphere was pretty intense towards the end, better than a standard NRL game surely. The tickets we got were only 10 bucks too so pricewise it was good also. I doubt a team like the Yankees charges that little though.

The Six Flags theme park (pretty much a giant Movie World) was good fun too. There two giant rollercoasters were truley terrifiying. Unfortunately Six Flags (and Rangers + Texas Stadiums) are all in Arlington. America's biggest city WITHOUT Public Transport. So not the easiest place to get too without a car. Seems like a scam to make a fortune from the massively overpriced car parks.

Conspiracy Theories:
None. Dallas isn't big on conspiracies.
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