After a very stormy night as well as really starting to suffer with hayfever, we began the journey down to Texas. It was a seven hour drive so we included a couple of stops. The first one was Chickasaw National Recreation Area. This was an area with springs, swimming holes and waterfalls. It was full of people making the most of the Memorial Day weekend sun! People setting up camp, swimming in the river or just relaxing! We didn’t spend very long here and soon moved on towards Dallas.
There’d been an accident on the freeway so traffic was backed up but it was the easiest and cheapest city we had encountered so far to park! Our stop was the sixth floor museum at Dealey Plaza. I was gutted to see a sign saying “tickets sold out for today” as we pulled into the parking lot. For those of you who don’t know, Dealey Plaza is the site where John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated on 22nd November 1963.
There is so much interest and intrigue within American history. Each President was different. I truly find them fascinating. As we were walking around the town near Dealey Plaza you could hear murmurings of people, adults and children, talking about the assassination and how they couldn’t understand how the shot went from the 6th floor through the trees into the car. It truly does seem something that truly baffles many people. It is an event that invokes questions and gets people talking. The queues for the 6th floor museum were insane. They were queuing for the 4pm timed tour at 2pm! I think I’m going to buy a book on the Presidents and see what my own view is 🤔
The older buildings around Dealey Plaza have remained pretty much the same as they were in 1963.
Eventually we got onto the freeway and headed towards Houston. Again going for something different for dinner we stopped at Jack in the Box. As we went to order the computer crashed. When it eventually got going the waitress asked us what we wanted. Nathan ordered his then I ordered my chicken burger without tomato. That was it. She was completely thrown so I retracted and told her I’ll pick it out. Eventually the order was processed. I ordered a homestead chicken ranch burger and got this…
After another long day on the road with a few stops we arrived at our hotel in Houston.
Until next time…