Book Depository, Grassy Knoll,...
Book Depository, Grassy Knoll, it's all there. Go to the underpass and stick fingers in the bullet holes. Honest! This is only a short page because there's not really a lot else to say. Bits of Texas looked nice. I would have liked to have gone to Big Bend National Park, but there's not much to recommend in Dallas. If you live there, sorry.
Thai Food Festival and Loy Kratong
Loy Kratong is a Thai festival that occurs, to quote one article, "on the fullmoon night of the 12th lunar month all over Thailand".
Well I'm here to tell y'all they celebrate here in Dallas also. I just went on a whim; I didn't know anyone there. Anyway, although the festival was free the food costs money (and it's overpriced on purpose) and is provided roughly 1/2 dozen Thai restaurants in the area.
I hate to admit this, but as I Thai food lover this was the first time I ever drank Thai Tea! It was great, as with most Thai food I've ate (except Papaya salad...yuck).
Anyway, it's a fairly small festival, but you get to see some Buddhist monks, a statue of Buddha, a statue of King Rama V (I have know I idea who he is, but I'll find out), and watch some cool performances. When I was there, the current festivity was a "Thai Idol" contest, which was nothing to run tell mom about (but hey, at least they tried).
Go See the Dallas Cowboys...
'nuff said. Cowboys tickets, binoculars, camera, zoom lens, hip flask, fake press-pass, tape recorder, notepad, pen, rented limo, platinum credit card and way more luck than a putz like you could ever dream of having.
Is an area not far off the train route at Fitzugh, east of Central Expressway extending down to Ross (which incidentally is a great short cut to down town). If you enjoy Mexican food, culture, music, people it's a great place to spend an afternoon and explore. My personal favorite is Taqueria Lupita, where you can get Lengua tacos that will melt in your mouth. If that's a little too exotic for you I recomend the carnitas (basically mexican pulled pork, chopped). All should be served with rice, beans, onions, celantro and lime.
And, I don't care what anyone says about the gourmet markets, I think the seafood and produce markets at the Fiesta on Ross are the best in town. Infact, I'm pretty sure that I remember it being voted "best place to buy a ripe mango" in one year's Dallas Observer "best of Dallas" polls
Farmers Market - Garden Centres
Farmers Market also has garden centres creating a wonderful splash of colour. They carry a very varied range of plants both indoor and outdoor, exotic palm trees to larger trees as well as pottery and urns.
Market is open Sunday thru Saturday 7am to 6pm.