And so my time in Texas is coming to an end. I had intended to head up to Oklahoma City from here, but looking at their weather, it’s still too cold up there for my Florida blood. So I’m gonna head over to Louisiana for a month instead, and then up to Oklahoma from there.
[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them nhave been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] There are two basic types of people who live in a camper van: those who have, by unfortunate circumstances, been … More Why Live and Travel in a Van…?
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is located on the grounds of Dallas’s Love Field. It has a very nice collection, including a few things I had not seen before. So here are some photos from a visit: The museum Huey on a stick T-33 jet trainer, the two-seat version of the P-80 Shooting Star Inside the … More Frontiers of Flight Museum
I like museums like this: the Heritage Village is a collection of old historic buildings from the area that have been dismantled, moved here to the site of the old city park, and reassembled as a display. Some photos from an afternoon at the Village. Heritage Village “Shotgun House”, 1906. These small wood-frame houses, usually … More Dallas Heritage Village
Now that the weather is nice again, I wanted to get outside in the sun, and visited the Dallas Arboretum. So come take a nice relaxing virtual walk with me…..
Wow, two art museums within a few weeks. I must be getting more cultured than i realized. 😉 The museum Inside the museum Picasso Matisse Gauguin Monet Rodin Pollack Japanese Meiji vase Ceremonial statue from Vanuatu Island Four-sided mask from gabon Wooden Egyptian coffin. The mummy’s name was Horankh. Buddhist statue from Tibet Hindu god … More Dallas Museum of Art
The Cavanaugh Air Museum, at the Addison Airport just north of Dallas TX, is not very big, but has a nice collection ranging from WW1 replicas to Cold War veterans. So here are some photos from a visit. The museum The Link trainer, used to teach instrument flying Christen Eagle II. A homebuilt kit aerobatic … More Cavanaugh Air Museum
The Crow Collection in Dallas is a small museum located right in the middle of the Arts District. I’m not really much of an “art” person, but I do have an interest in Japanese history, so I went to visit. Some photos: The museum Jumon “lion-dog” guardians Inside the museum Samurai armor. Made from strips … More Crow Museum of Asian Art
Had a good time in the Dallas Zoo. I particularly liked the reptile exhibits, which had some species that I had not seen before, and which are only rarely seen in US zoos. Some photos from a day at the zoo. Spectacled Langur Chinese Alligator Black Tree Monitor Blind Cave Salamander Giant Anteater Harpy Eagle … More Dallas Zoo
The history museum in Dallas is housed inside the Old Red Courthouse. It focuses on local lore. Here are some photos from a visit. The Museum The most historic event in Dallas took place right across the street–Dealey Plaza, where President Kennedy was killed. Had Oswald not been shot,m his trial would have taken place … More The Old Red Courthouse History Museum