A day in Dallas

Trip Start Dec 27, 2011
Trip End Jul 19, 2013

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Another internal flight later and we found ourselves touching down in the Lonestar state – Texas. No trip across the US could be complete without a visit to its largest state, and first up on the agenda was Dallas.

After riding the shuttle to our hostel we checked in and were greeted by staff and Carlos, who sat us down to give us a pretty detailed albeit brief history of Dallas and a quick rundown of how to get to and around the downtown area.

Only having one full day to spend in the area, we were up bright and early the next day to ride the bus into town. Following our research we decided we wanted to visit the JFK museum, which is housed on the actual sixth floor of the building he was shot from when visiting Dallas. Inside the museum they have an audio tour which is really in-depth and goes through JFK’s life story and Presidential term leading up to the infamous assassination. It even covers some of the conspiracy theories surrounding his death at the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald (supposedly!). As the museum is inside the building Kennedy was shot from, the corner of the room and window Oswald was standing in is set up as it was on the fateful day of the shooting. The whole thing was very interesting and well worth the price of admission.

For lunch we visited Yo! Steakhouse where I enjoyed my first Texas steak complete with tasty chipotle dressing. Also in downtown Dallas we had a wander around the area and took some photos by the running of the bulls set of statues, before boarding the street car to get a good view of the city. Mmm.

Later that day after catching the train back to our hostel we walked down the road to visit a classic local diner called Joe’s. The food was genuinely nice and the desserts especially were amazing! I had a strawberry cream pie whilst Helen had a chocolate pie. Our waitress was about as Texan as they come, and being well outside of the touristy area it had a real local feel.

It might have only been a fleeting visit but Dallas was great, and there was more of Texas to go – next up San Antonio.

Olly xxx
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