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North America » United States » Texas » Dallas October 8th 2019

I did not get any sleep last night, none on the plane either. I was too excited about the trip to sleep last night at all. Saw a really beautiful sunrise from the plane. Landed in Dallas at about 7:45am central time zone. We have about a 2.5 hour layover, then it's on to L.A.... read more
sunrise from 37000 feet

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas September 13th 2017

Geo: 32.778, -96.7956... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas August 29th 2017

After three extra nights in Jamaica due to Hurricane Harvey we were finally were able to find flights via Newark into Dallas a little closer to where we were trying to reach family in Houston. We waited in Dallas for two nights until our brother-in-law could get through the flood water that had devastated Houston, and pick us up. We were able to spend some lovely family time together before our homeward journey. ... read more
Trams in Dalas

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas August 8th 2017

We have been a little too much walking around and in the car the last few days, so not much time to write any blog. You have I guess most of you follow the sad news in Texas about hurricane Harvey the last few days. Harvey has so far mainly hit the coast and the city of Houston, this could be as bad or even worst than Katrina in New Orleans year ago, only time will tell and we are sad for all those people who lost everything. We did not get any close to Houston. I have landed in the past there, but this time, we are driving from East to West. Our first day was the long drive from Albuquerque to Midland. Why Midland? Well, we needed to stop somewhere after more than 6 ... read more
Stonehege, Midland way...
The Bush family house in Midland....
you see those in action, and at rest, all over Texas...

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas July 9th 2017

So First off sorry that this blog post is late. I have had no access to the internet until late night before last, and by then I was ready for bed. Anyway, we left Los Angeles late on Wednesday evening, the latest I have ever left on a train which is at 2200 hrs. We left on time headed east with a train consisting of 2 engines, baggage car, sleeper, lounge, diner, three coaches and our sleeper, more on that later. After a short visit to the back window, I turned in for the night. I woke up briefly somewhere around Palm Springs due to the lights coming in the window. Jennifer didn’t sleep until sometime around 0200 as she was wide awake. I woke up about again about 0530 somewhere between Yuma and Phoenix. Seeing ... read more
Eastbound Track of the Texas Eagle from Los Angeles to Ft Worth
The Long Hallway
Jennifer's Fan

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas April 2nd 2017

Geo: 32.778, -96.7956This morning, we had breakfast in the hotel again then spent the morning in the room so Phil could get caught up on his grading. The first speaker that we wanted to hear today was David McKay, a photographer who leads trips all over the world while teaching his attendees to photograph the places they see. He had a few tips, but the presentation was geared to the beginning photographer so I didn't hear much of anything new to me. I think his trips would be fun though as he works with individuals at whatever level they are at. We had a break after the first talk and spent a little more time looking at the exhibits and picking up travel brochures. The companies exhibiting there were mostly smaller ones offering tours and trips. ... read more
David McKay
Johnny Jet
Meddlesome Moth ceiling

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas April 1st 2017

Geo: 32.778, -96.7956After breakfast in the hotel this morning, we were ready to go to the Dallas Market Hall for the travel show by 9:30. It opened at 10, and we left the hotel early so we would be sure to be able to pick up our tickets and be in line to go in as soon as it opened. Rick Steves was scheduled to speak at 10:15, and we did not know how big the seating area would be for his presentation so we wanted to be there early. As it turned out, we got there a little too early, picked up our tickets, then went across the street to the Renaissance Hotel to sit in the lobby to wait. When we returned to the hall, there was a long line to get into the ... read more
Rick Steves
Rick Steves
Peter Greenberg

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas March 31st 2017

Geo: 32.778, -96.7956We drove the rest of the way to Dallas today. It was only about a four-hour drive. The GPS in the RAV4 took us on a route that we haven't taken into Dallas before. We passed through Decatur on 287 then about 15 miles later turned east on highway 114. We stayed on it until it joined 183 then I35E and became the Stemmons Freeway. It was much easier than the way we usually go although it was on smaller roads. There was some construction, but not too much traffic. We arrived at the hotel by 2 p.m. so we weren't out during most of the traffic. After checking into the hotel, Phil was able to get his schoolwork finished. We walked next door to Whatburger for a take-out dinner. ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas March 8th 2017

We've gotten many visitors over the years, and seeing how much fun they have in our city has made us realize that Dallas has a lot to offer. Even though we've lived here for almost 7 years, we are still always discovering new things about this city every day. If Dallas makes you think of cowboys and southern accents, then you would be right. But there is a whole lot more you may not know about... like that it has a rich and modern art district and a few unusual sights off the beaten track. I've never really mentioned where we live before. And I never saw it as very special, I guess it's because we often overlook where we live as it becomes so familiar and ordinary, but now that we are moving I find ... read more
The Peaceful Fort Worth Water Gardens
Texas Cowboys and Long Horns
Dallas At Night

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas February 19th 2017

Geo: 32.778, -96.7956We landed at 10:30pm.Called a Ubber Driver to pick us up and take us to the AA academy to get our Camry. Brad Meeder had left the keys in his folder, and Loyal had gotten the keys from the folder and had re parked it outside and across from the Smith Museum.We had a good experience of the Ubber. It only cost us 12.00 to get to our Camry.While driving home, we stopped at Jack in the Box for 2 tacos.Once we got to 9511, we unloaded the suitcases and then tried to "wind down" a little.We didn't turn the light out until 2am.Sunday morning, Dad woke us up at 8:15. We needed to be at NBC for the 9am service - World Passion Week. And believe it or not - we made it! ... read more
Opera House
Selfie
Postcard - Kaola




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