Monday, December 02, 2013

Dallas birthday trip for Barbra

Barbra and I went to Dallas two weeks ago. Barbra had been wanting for a while to see the Dallas Mavericks play in Dallas, so we went to the Mavs game for her birthday.

Shortly after arriving at American Airlines Center, home of the Mavericks
We didn't realize when I bought the tickets for the game a few weeks earlier, but the day that we would be there for the game was going to be the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination right there in Dallas! We didn't go to the site of the assassination on that day, but we had been there a year earlier when we went to Texas on vacation.

Site of the assassination in 2012 when we we visited Dallas
X marks the spot in 2012, although it has since been repaved and had another X put down
There's another strange coincidence to this trip that we didn't realize when I bought the game tickets.  Going to the Mavs game was my present to Barbra to celebrate her 41st birthday.  Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs star player and Barbra's favorite player, wears number 41 for Dallas!

Two 41s!

Anybody want a ride in this cab?  Notice the star so that you know for sure what kind of cowboy they're talking about!

While we were in town, we checked out Galleria Dallas.  It's a pretty big mall.