Day 3 kicked off with a less-than-ideal sleep-in due to my parking the car in an overnight carpark that required me to move it out at 0705h. Needless to say, I discovered a new word to describe the thing we commonly call an alarm clock.
Once we were up it was downstairs for breakfast, with the usual hotel fare that we have become accustomed to in previous trips States-side; stale muffins and bagels, cream cheese in a disposable pack usually reserved for tomato sauce (oops, sorry, ketchup) and mustard, three types of juice, chicken sausages and scrambled eggs. I figure that a review from Gordon Ramsey wouldn't go especially well.
We commenced our travels with a spot of shopping at a large Mall which contained a Macy's, because Macy's was having a giant Sale...because it's Saturday. All in all most of us collected stuff we wanted and everyone was happy. We then decided to head back to our hotel with a plan to park the car, have lunch somewhere local (and uniquely American) after which we would walk to the American Airlines Centre (Stadium) to enjoy a Basketball match between the hometown Mavericks (aka. 'the Mavs') and the Golden State Warriors of Oakland, California.
All was going well until the GPS (let's call it Bob) and I had a disagreement; you see, Bob wanted to take us home the correct way, and clearly I didn't. However, without any complaint whatsoever, Bob tried hard to resurrect the situation, however, Bob was unaware of a traffic jam that really was in a jam (i.e. not moving whatsoever). So then I managed a funky U-turn and kept driving in the opposite direction, in spite of Bob's protestation ("make a U-turn"), until Bob finally relented and came up with a new suggestion that got us back home.
So we had Subway for lunch before hurriedly walking to the Stadium.
The match was great despite the Mavs (who we were all rooting for...yes you heard me correct) losing to the spirited Warriors who led from the start and stayed there. The view of the game was great, albeit our vantage point was up in the hypoxia section which is somewhat higher than nose-bleed section.
|Check out the funky American Airlines planes in the Foyer|
|Welcome to 'Hypoxia' section|
|This is for Mr Aquire|
|What the heck? JJ's here?|
Dallas is really quite pretty at night and I felt quite safe when walking at night.
|A McDonald's Restaurant in the shape of a Happy Meal???|
|Our Hotel in Dallas|
Two bullets hit the President that day, although an elderly man spoke with me at length about the third bullet that was fired that day. As far as conspiracy theories go, this was very interesting as was the bit that included Woody Harrelson's father.
I'd tell you more, but then I'd have to kill you, besides, I'm not even sure who reads this crap.
Anyhow, time to tuck in after a long and great day in Dallas, Texas. I hope you at least enjoy the pictures.
|A stunning memorial to President John F Kennedy|
|The view of the place where JFK was assassinated. The famous 'Grassy-Knoll' on the left and the|
Book Depository further up
|Taken from the 'Grassy-Knoll'|
|The exact spot where the second bullet fatally hit the President of the USA|