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Entries from February 2008

White Rock Lake, Dallas: Part II

February 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Welcome back to our whirlwind tour of White Rock Lake, that watery oasis in the middle of East Dallas. Previously, I discussed the dam complex and the lake itself; today, we’ll explore a few more of its wonders.By the way, here’s the new house I just bought on the shores of White Rock Lake: Okay, […]

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Tags: Area Lakes · Attractions · Events

White Rock Lake, Dallas: Part I

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

And now it’s time for a visit to everyone’s favorite Metroplex reservoir, the famous White Rock Lake! This 1,254-acre body of water, so named because it was formed from damming White Rock Creek in East Dallas in 1910, was originally created to provide a source of drinking water for the rapidly growing city. That lasted […]

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Tags: Area Lakes · Attractions

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Amon Carter Museum is a physically small but nonetheless major entry in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, that cluster of attractions that also includes (among other things) the Kimball Art Museum, the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, ¬†and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. It’s worth […]

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Tags: Museums

Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Constant readers might remember me mentioning once or twice, in previous posts, the fact that Fort Worth outshines Dallas as the cultural center of DFW. While some of us on the East side of the Metroplex may not like to hear this, that doesn’t lessen the fact that the statement is true. The Kimball Art […]

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Tags: Attractions · Museums

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m not sure exactly why, but for some reason most museums seem paranoid that you’re going to steal their ideas, or even their properties somehow, if you take a camera onto the premises. That’s certainly the case with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to the women of the American […]

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Trader’s Village and the Tet-in-DFW Festival, Grand Prairie, Part II

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments

When last I left you, my party and I had just entered the Green Expo at Trader’s Village in Grand Prairie, and were making our way deeper into this year’s “Tet-in-DFW” festival, which is the annual celebration of Lunar New Year by the local Vietnamese-American community. We had already encountered that classic Vietnamese cultural icon, […]

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Trader’s Village and the Tet-in-DFW Festival, Grand Prairie, Part I

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

On February 2, I hied myself over to Trader’s Village, a huge, permanent flea market/craft fair/festival site located between Interstates 20 and 30 in Grand Prairie. The occasion was the Chinese Lunar New Year, which is celebrated by the Vietnamese as Tet. Now, Tet actually fell on February 7 (a Thursday), but for reasons of […]

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Tags: Attractions · Events · Shopping

The Stockyards Hotel, Fort Worth

February 4th, 2008 · No Comments

You might think that an attraction like the Fort Worth Stockyards wouldn’t need a luxury hotel, but it fact it’s got a great one — the aptly-named Stockyards Hotel, which has been there since long before the Stockyards was a Historic District. It’s located less than half a block off North Main Street on East […]

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Tags: Attractions · Lodging