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State Park of Texas: Fair Park, Dallas: A Visit At The Texas Discovery Gardens 2012 (1)

Every time, we visit the State Fair of Texas we can’t miss out on the Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park. The girls love to see the flowers outdoors and the Butterfly House. This year, they had a special treat for Katelynn at their expo: Snakes, spiders, and bugs. Katelynn loves all these creepy crawlies. There were some venomous snakes and hairy-legged spiders. Not to forget to mention the cockroaches. Thank goodness, they have been locked in their terrariums. I like them much better when there is a protective glass between those critters and me.

… to be continued …

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State Fair of Texas, Fair Park, Dallas: A Stroll Through Fair Park ~ 2012 ๐ŸŽก

We walked on the fairgrounds to look at some sculptures and go to the Texas Discovery Gardens. Big Tex celebrated his 60th Anniversary at the State Fair of Texas. Unfortunately, 13 days later he burned down to his frame. He had an electrical short in his wiring, which moved his jaw. It was a sad day in Dallas’ History. The following year, he was rebuilt.

… to be continued …

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Christmas Season (Part V) ~ 2012 (1)

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Christmas Season in Texas 2012

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State Fair of Texas, Fair Park, Dallas: The Automobile Building 2012 ๐ŸŽก

It was the first weekend of October when we visited the State Fair of Texas in 2012. And it was chilly. Most of the time, we avoided the wind and walked into buildings. Since the Automobile Building protected us from the chill, I captured photos of the Mural on the walls along the Esplanade Fountain in Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.

History of the Automobile Building:
http://www.texasescapes.com/DallasTexas/Dallas-Texas-Fair-Park-11-Automobile-Building.htm

… to be continued …

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Christmas Season (Part IV) ~ 2010 – 2011

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2010

โ—Šโ—Šโ—Šโ—Šโ—Š

In 2010, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara, and I went to our local Christmas Parade again. This time, the girls got a glimpse of Santa. Katelynn was in first grade. Her class had the school play “Santa’s Suit”, where she was the “Lego” Elf. On Christmas Eve, Katelynn lost her first tooth. So, the Toothfairy and Santa visited our home on the same night. Unfortunately, Sara had a bad cold on Christmas Day. She wasn’t too happy. But we made the best out of the situation.

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2011

Santa left apples, oranges, nuts, and candy under the tree. Of course, Sara found the candy first and wanted some. Kevin and I said, she could have some after breakfast. Instead of listening, she was very sneaky, put one in her mouth, and acted like she didn’t know what we were talking about. Lexi was happy, she had a new toy duck, which was shredded by her and Ranger the same day.

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A Day In Downtown Dallas, Texas ~ 2011

In November 2011 I met with a friend and her son from Germany in downtown Dallas. This allowed us to do some sightseeing in town. We looked at a lot of buildings like the Fountain Building, the Bank of America Building (the tallest building in Dallas), the Old Red Dallas County Courthouse, the Comerica Bank Building, … etc.

I always wanted to go to the Sixth Floor Museum by Dealey Plaza. In the museum, we were not allowed to photograph. But it was very interesting to look at pictures, read history, and watch videos of Kennedy’s Presidency until the assassination at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas on November 22, 1963, and the aftermath. No matter, how often I watch those videos I always become a bit sentimental.

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Christmas Season (Part III) ~ 2008 โ€“ 2009

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2008

Since Kevin’s homemade Christmas tree got positive feedback, he installed it in 2008, again. The same year, I decorated a Christmas wreath for our girls.

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2009

Sara’s 1st Christmas; She was still so tiny.

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Christmas Season (Part II) ~ 2006 – 2007

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2006

In the Christmas Season of 2006, Kevin, Katelynn, and I visited California. Since we celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Kevin’s grandparents in Anaheim, we stayed an extra day to go to Disneyland.

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2007

In 2007, Kevin installed his first outdoor Christmas tree made of Christmas light chains. Everything was holden up by a PVC pipe.

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… to be continued …

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Christmas Season (Part I) ~ 2003 – 2005

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2003

Christmas 2003 was bittersweet. It was Katelynn’s first Christmas, but at the same time, it was our last Christmas in Germany.

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2004

In December 2004, we had a Dallas Holiday Wish Celebration. The Beach Boys had a concert, and even Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto came for visit to sing and dance in front of the Dallas City Hall. I have it all on video tape footage and didn’t captured too many photo of the event.

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2005

In 2005 we bought our house in Texas. The same year, we celebrated Christmas/Yuletide in our new home.

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… to be continued …

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

At the pond in Dallas Fair Park 2012

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… to be continued … in November 2023

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (3)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

The Porcelain Dragon stretched 110 feet made from 15,000 bowls, spoons, and cups … all tied together by hand

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… to be continued …

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (2)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

๐Ÿผ Pandas & Peaches ๐Ÿ‘

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… to be continued …

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Chinese Lantern Festival, Dallas 2012 (1)

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

In November 2012, Kevin, Katelynn, Sara, and I went to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Fair Park, Dallas. We arrived early. So, we still had time to walk around Fair Park. When the State Fair of Texas is over, that place looks very empty. But the Texas Starยฎ Ferris Wheel is there year-round. Katelynn posed for some photos. When we came back to the Festival entrance area it was almost time to go in. …

๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ

… to be continued …

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Beautiful Colors of Autumn (5)

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Autumn At The Reunion Tower In Dallas, Texas

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Travel Journal, Day 2 (Part I): Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, New York (2)

September 10, 2022

Since Kevin parked on Goat Island, we walked from the Canadian Falls over to Luna Island. And from there we hiked the trail along Hell’s Half Acre, crossing the Goat Island pedestrian bridge to get to Prospect Point/Observation Point. Kevin, Sara, and I spent a little while there before we walked back to the parking lot on Goat Island. We had lunch in Wheatfield before we got ready for the wedding and the reception.

… to be continued …

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Hiking In Isle Du Bois State Park At Lake Ray Roberts ~ Texas 2013

In September 2013, Sara and I took a little trip to Isle Du Bois State Park at Lake Ray Roberts, which is just north of Lake Lewisville in North Texas. Sara and I watched the fisherman on the boats and the maintenance crew at the beach. Since it usually is still very warm in early September, we also observed some wildflowers and wildlife in the State Park. There were all kinds of bees, butterflies, lizards, and a roadrunner. It was Sara’s first roadrunner; she had seen in the wild. By noon, we left the park. It got too warm to stay any longer.

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Visit At The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ~ 2013

Nine years ago, Sara and I visited the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve for the first time. It is only seven miles away from our house. But I had no idea it existed until I looked at a park map on Google one morning. Katelynn was in school. And Sara was bored because she had no one to play with in the house. So, I decided I would take her for a hike in the park. The weather was nice and not too warm. It was perfect to see what the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve has to offer. On the way, I said to Sara: “Maybe we will see some wildlife in the park.” When we arrived at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, we saw a lot of hikers, sprinters and runners. I told Sara to stay with me on the right side of the trail, for people who work out can pass us on the left. She did very well. We walked into the forested area. And Sara noticed a couple of squirrels chasing each other. One had a couple of pecans in its mouth. And the other squirrel wanted the first one to share at least one of the pecans. Sara and I made it all the way to the Observation Tower, where we had a nice view over a big portion of the park. After a little rest, we hiked back to the parking lot. Sara was counting the bridges, we crossed along the way. She said: “There were three bridges in total. And the squirrels were funny.” I’m glad she got entertained on this little trip to the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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A Day At The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden ~ August 2013 (1)

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden has August Dollar Days during the whole month of August. Back in 2013, we had a day that was not too hot. And I decided to take Katelynn and Sara to the Arboretum. It was a fun day. We have seen so many different flowers, water features, butterflies, dragonflies, and little mammals. Since I have so many flower photos, I have to break the visit down into several blogs. These are images from the All-America Selections Trial Garden.

… to be continued in August 2023 …