Greetings from Dallas, Texas which despite rumors is still part of the United States. My wife Kathy and I are ensconced at the Hyatt Regency at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Kathy attended her annual Catholic Religious Educators conference earlier this week and I flew in Thursday night to join her for a short vacation.
For the first time in a year, I seem to have come down with my first full blown cold of the year which has slowed me up some. And the hot—surprise!—weather made being outside unpleasant. Yet we soldiered on.
|The Old Man at the JFK museum with new summer straw for the trip.|
Yesterday we spent the day at the JFK Sixth Floor Museum at the Texas School Book Depository, Dealey Plaza, and a nearby little gem of a Holocaust Museum. Kind of a somber but moving and significant experience. Then we went to the Bishop Arts District, a few blocks of hip shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars. Hipsters, tourists, and local residents, mostly Hispanic mixed freely. We ate at a pizza and Italian place because Kathy, who is on a diet, couldn’t get anything she could eat at a smoke house. It was OK, but Chicago has nothing to worry about if this is the best Texas has to offer.
Today will be steamy as well and possible big thunderstorms this afternoon. But we are heading to Fort Worth and a mostly inside day at the Aamon Carter Museum and other places in their Cultural District.
Naturally, it will cool off here to the low ‘80’s on Sunday when we fly back home.
One result of our mini-vacation may be a disruption of posts here for the next couple of days. I’ll try to get something up, but it may not be possible.
Meanwhile, wishing you all a great Memorial Day Weekend.