Day 12- Dallas, TX- Dealey Plaza
Trip Start Oct 06, 2009
16Trip End Oct 21, 2009
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Dallas, TX- Dealey Plaza
Let's start by saying, We survived. We left the hotel this morning at about 10am and headed downtown towards Dealey Plaza, we actually made it without any incident, traffic was not bad, the route we had mapped worked smoothly and all was well. Anyway, we got there and went to get 2 virtual geocaches and walked around the historic district. One area was the Texas Heritage District, the Grassy Knoll, Kennedy Plaza and Dealey Plaza along with the Book Depository and the 6th floor museum. On Elm street they even have an X where President Kennedy was shot and fatally wounded. We worked our way through the 6th floor museum and then once done at about 2pm we decided we did in fact have time to run out to South fork Ranch.
Does anybody know what South Fork Ranch is famous for? If you answer the ranch where "Dallas" was filmed you are correct
We entered the visitor center and got signed up for a tour of the ranch and museum. We saw memorabilia from the various episodes, the directors chairs for the actors and hand and foot prints of the actors. We got a tour of the whole ranch including J.R.'s bedroom. The jacuzzi bathtub, the shower with nozzle's that surround you, and a toilet with a phone, all for J.R. We got to see the famous drive way to the ranch, the patio with the glass table and walk out on to the balcony off of J.R.'s room. And in the background, the theme song playing. Very reminiscent. Mom shot video of me walking up the stairs at the big staircase.
All in all, it seemed like a short day, but it really wasn't. Now back at the hotel after having a genuine Tex-Mex meal we will probably go sit in the hot tub.