With the first REAL road trip for the Patriots on tap this weekend (last week against the Jets in miserable weather doesn’t really count) I have returned with another road trip guide for those of you heading down to Big D for perhaps the first time.
If you’ve never been before, if nobody’s told you yet, that whole “everything’s bigger in Texas” saying exists for a reason.
Dallas is enormous, nothing’s really close to anything else, it’s kind of a gigantic pain in the ass to get around, and more often than not when people are talking about something “being in Dallas” it very well could be somewhere NOT in Dallas, and it’s actually located in Addison or Irving.
So know that going in so you’ll be better prepared, and do please consider my list of 5 “do’s and don’ts” for the Pats fan’s trip to Dallas.
No matter if you think it was Lee Harvey Oswald on his own, the Chicago mob, or the CIA (it was them) it’s worth seeing the famed X on Elm St. in Dealey Plaza simply for the fact it’s the sight of one of the most infamous moments in our nation’s history.
It’s just one of those “you gotta” tourist attractions, right up there with the 9/11 memorial and the Grand Canyon. If you’re going to the area, and you’ve never seen it, you gotta see it.
I also think it’s worth visiting because if you’re a devout skeptic of the “official” story of the assassination like I am, when you see how close the Texas School Book Depository is to the aforementioned “X”, even I left there feeling: “Maybe Oswald WAS that fast and accurate a shot?”