Hey Ya'll. On October 29, 2011 Becky and I traveled down highway 75 to downtown Dallas. We started our morning at the Dallas Farmers Market.
There were 4 seperate buildings filled with a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Most were locally grown - in Mexico. The market is open seven days a week all year. One vender missing from the Dallas Farmers Market is The Iowa Coffee Company and their carmel pecan roll coffee. The company from Runnells, Iowa should probably expand their market.
Following the farmers market, we made our way to Dealey Plaza and the old Texas School Book Depository. Today the school book depository building is known as The Sixth Floor Museum or where Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade traveled down Elm Street in downtown Dallas. The museum featured an audio tour of JFK's presidencey and the events of November 22, 1963. Sorry if the picture is too bright from the sun glare off my forehead and a second appology but photographs were not allowed in the museum.
After learning the history of the events, what the "Warren Commission" concluded, and all the conspirarcies it was interesting to walk around Dealey Plaza to see for yourself the possiblities. Above is a picture of the grassy knoll where anaylsis concluded a 95% probablity there was a second shooter.
There are Xs on Elm Street at the 2 spots (the neck shot and fatal head shot) President Kennedy was shot. I rushed out between traffic so Becky could snap a photo. The only picture that Becky let me take of her with her camera. For some reason she doesn't think I know how to use the camera correctly.
Down on Houston Steet is the JFK Memorial. There is nothing better than learning about history while in the exact spot history was made.
We finished the day wandering around downtown then headed to Mckinney Ave. to stop at a few stores.