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Entries from October 2007

State Fair of Texas Report, Part I

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

  Welcome to my who-knows-how-long tribute to the State Fair of Texas! The actual Fair ended on October 21, 2007, a week ago as of this writing; consider this your Monday-morning, armchair-quarterback dissection of the event. I’ll try to keep these entries down to a manageable length, but there’s a lot to see, hear, and […]

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Tags: Events

Texas Traveler, Beware! Part II

October 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Let’s pick up from where we left off last time, shall we? So there I was, in Houston — almost home, I thought. Little did I know that the worst was yet to come. Here’s a big tip: if you get stranded in Houston, don’t expect tea and sympathy from Continental, ExpressJet or from Bush […]

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Tags: Transportation

Texas Traveler, Beware! Part I

October 21st, 2007 · No Comments

  I recently endured an experience that provides me with a good, heartwarming opportunity to warn you about the kind of treatment you can expect at the hands of some Texas airlines and airports, depending on the weather. Beware, traveler: this could happen to you! (Cue dramatic music.) On October 15, 2007, I got stuck […]

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Tags: Transportation

The Used Books Mecca of Dallas

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

  Welcome to the first entry of a new category: Shopping. A friend recently pointed out to me that most people like to shop when they’re on vacation, seeing as how spending money can be soooo relaxing. I quickly realize that she was right — I shop when I’m out of town, too, just in […]

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Tags: Shopping

Pre-Fair Fair Park Report, Part III

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Here’s what I know you’ve been eagerly waiting for, and about time, isn’t it? I’m talking about Part III of my three-part tour of what may be Dallas’ biggest landmark, Fair Park — the place that’s ostensibly meant to house the great State Fair of Texas, but which is oh so much more. As you’re […]

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Pre-Fair Fair Park Report, Part II

October 16th, 2007 · No Comments

  Welcome back to our three-part retrospective of Fair Park, which will soon be followed by the who-knows-how-long 2007 State Fair report itself. First, a few fun facts. Did you know that Fair Park consists of 277 jam-packed acres, and has been hosting the Fair since 1886? The Texas State Fair has the highest number […]

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Tags: Events

Pre-Fair Fair Park Report, Part I

October 8th, 2007 · No Comments

The State Fair of Texas is upon us; in fact, it started just over a week ago as of this writing (October 7), back at the tail-end of September. I haven’t gotten to go yet, but I expect I’ll be heading over there in the middle of next week or thereabouts. Meanwhile, this is an […]

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Tags: Events

The John F. Kennedy Memorial

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments

  A while back I wrote a brief entry about the Sixth Floor Museum — the facility in Dallas’ historic West End that celebrates the life (and tragic death) of President John F. Kennedy, who was murdered by an assassin stationed in the very warehouse, and on the very floor, where the museum is located now. […]

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Tags: Architecture · Attractions · Memorials