Did you not believe that everything is bigger in Texas?

On New Year’s Eve we drove into Dallas, less traffic, but lots of tourists. Doug found the recommended urban walking tour that includes all the John F Kennedy history and memorials.

The Floating Memorial – a room with suspended walls.

We especially enjoyed the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture. It is interesting and nicely laid out and definitely gives you the sense that there is much more to Dallas than what happened in 1963 in Dealey Plaza. It covers the founding of Dallas and its cultural and social development.

Steel Longhorn Cattle in Pioneer Plaza

We saw Pegasus and the steel longhorns during our walk, and ate lunch at the Dallas Farmers Market that was fun to visit. Our reservation for touring the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza was late in the afternoon. It is a thorough examination of events leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy, the event, and the aftermath. The exhibition is factual and balanced, and we do recommend a visit. If that description implies our skepticism before we went, so be it!

Dallas sunset from Sixth Floor Museum

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