Activities related to "First Question"

Kirk Hampton

Activities related to "First Question"
Hello all,
I finally went back and perused the archives of this list,
and discovered that I missed out on the discussion of
"things to do in the D/FW area".

I think others have covered the Dallas shopping scene
pretty well, but if you have adequate transportation,
there is the area's largest mall, Grapevine Mills, to consider.
And for you guys, right next door to that is Bass Pro Shops.

Being from the Western side of the area (Fort Worth),
and thus a commuter, I don't know all the cool places in
the central Dallas area. But if you don't mind doing a bit of
driving, even with fuel prices being what they are, I'll just
throw out a few spots for your consideration, in no particular order.
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Arboretum / Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Fort Worth Zoo
Mesquite Rodeo (or the Fort Worth Stockyards has a rodeo as well)
Movie Studios at Las Colinas
Palace of Wax / Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Grand Prairie
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
C.R. Smith Museum at the American Airlines training facility (just west of D/FW airport)
and, of course, the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park


Philip Nelson

Re: Activities related to "First Question"
(in response to Kirk Hampton)
There is also an excellent aerospace museum at Dallas Love Field.

I hope to spend a bit of time indulging that most British of hobbies :
watching aeroplanes (translation : "airplanes"). DFW, being the home base
of AA is certainly busy, but I expect I'll spend more time at the infinitely
more interesting (to me) Love Field. The presence of a Gulfstream
(business jet) completion centre, plus being the preferred landing spot in
the Metroplex for most corporate jet visitors, coupled with a good mix of
airline traffic makes it a pleasant place to spend an idle hour or so. And
the locals are friendly / tolerant of "mad Europeans" like me.

Another thing I'd like to do, and would value some help, is to track down
somewhere which sells flags (both US and Texas State ones). I've got a
friend whose son collects flags : his bedroom is becoming quite a "United
Nations". I try to bring one back from my travels : would you believe last
year I couldn't find a place in San Jose, or even among the "tourist traps"
of San Fransisco which could sell me a copy of "Old Glory", far less a
Californian state flag ?

Phil

On Tuesday 13 May 2008 20:11:41 Hampton, Kirk wrote:
> Hello all,
> I finally went back and perused the archives of this list,
> and discovered that I missed out on the discussion of
> "things to do in the D/FW area".
>
> I think others have covered the Dallas shopping scene
> pretty well, but if you have adequate transportation,
> there is the area's largest mall, Grapevine Mills, to consider.
> And for you guys, right next door to that is Bass Pro Shops.
>
> Being from the Western side of the area (Fort Worth),
> and thus a commuter, I don't know all the cool places in
> the central Dallas area. But if you don't mind doing a bit of
> driving, even with fuel prices being what they are, I'll just
> throw out a few spots for your consideration, in no particular order.
> Dallas World Aquarium
> Dallas Arboretum / Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
> Fort Worth Zoo
> Mesquite Rodeo (or the Fort Worth Stockyards has a rodeo as well)
> Movie Studios at Las Colinas
> Palace of Wax / Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Grand Prairie
> Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
> C.R. Smith Museum at the American Airlines training facility (just west of
> D/FW airport) and, of course, the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park



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