Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Heather does Dallas.

Our 4 days in Dallas was very busy and filled with lots of sightseeing, this involved getting familiar with the public transport system of Dallas. We chose to stay in a gorgeous B & B, Corinthian House in Dallas. On our arrival at midday Friday, we were greeted by Dan, the owner, who made us feel very welcome and  was also very knowledgeable about bus routes, light rail etc. The bus stop was located one street away from Corinthian House to Downtown Dallas and a short walk from the house. At first I thought the location and choice of accomodation was not a wise choice as we were on foot and had to rely on public transport, but after a few days of using taxi's, buses and trains we became quite familiar with the  public transport system, which was pretty efficient and we became a little more at ease at using  this system around Dallas. Corinthian House was a delight to come back to after a day of sightseeing. Laurel, our host who lives in Corintian House, looked after us very well, and was only to happy to help when needed, we had the most amazing breakfasts. laurel cooked breakfast each morning and breakfast was served in the dining room at 9am.  All the guests staying attended and great conversation was had by all. As well as breakfast, there was always tea, coffee and homebaked  biscuits readily available.
Corinthian House
Our bedroom, Edith Roosevelts room.
Dining room set up for breakfast 
Our gorgeous host " Laurel"
The sitting room.

In the afternoon we went into Downtown Dallas to see the JFK memorial.
We also visited the Holocaust museum and JFK a, 6th floor museum, the later took us 4 hours to get around, a tribute to JFK's life and death. This is were Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK from the 6th floor of the book depository.
Entry to the museum.
Elm Place
Elm place, is where the motorcade with JFK was proceeding, when assasinated and this is the view and window from where he was shot.

Saturday saw us travel by train to Dallas Fort Worth, where we spent the day at the stockyards.

Great bar stools at one of the many bars in Fort Worth.
Walk of fame!

Stockyards where the stock is kept.
Stagecoach ride.
Tourist information centre
$5 to sit on the bull and have your photo taken !
The stockyards are a great place to have a steak.
Sunday we visited the Arboretum, the botanical gardens of Dallas.
On display was 12 enclosed pagoda's with the 12 days of Christmas depicted, as well as a pumpkin village display.
  5 Golden rings!
 2 turtle doves!
Eight maids a milking, not all the exhibits were opened.
Enjoy the lovel gardens

DH in the poetry garden
Pumpkin Village

Cinderella carriage.
A wonderful day had by all. OhI forgot to mention Dh made me walk 2 1/2 miles from the Arboretum to Dixie House for dinner....not happy!

Whilst in Dallas I had the opportunity to go to an"yard sale", never say never when you can grab a bargain, all this for $14, never mind the expense of a new suitcase for excess luggage!

Time to get home and plan for our next adventure. Goodbye Texas, been nice visiting.

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