Day 787: Trip to Dallas

Rachel, Day by Day

Day 787: Trip to Dallas

A beautiful view of Dallas!

Back in May, I went on a work trip to Dallas! It was a fun and educational time. This photo above is the view from my hotel (the Dallas Omni). It was a beautiful hotel and was actually a green one. Basically my room didn’t have power until I put the key in a slot near the door. It was neat! There was even a TV in the mirror in the bathroom. Fancy!

Throughout the week I met some really nice members of STLE and it was great getting to know the people I worked with on the magazine. I also worked at the Information Booth, went to lots of meetings, and attended some important dinners. I even sat in on the Basic Lubrication Course.

One night I was able to walk to the Book Depository with a few editors (where John F. Kennedy was shot). I’ve been there before, but it was still sad, yet interesting. I’m not sure if I’m a fan of the cross on the road where he was shot, but oh well.

Day 787: Trip to Dallas

The Dallas Book Depository.

The main floor of the Annual Meeting.

The main floor of the Annual Meeting.

One evening, I was able to go to an event at Southfork Ranch! That’s where they filmed the show Dallas. We got a tour of the grounds, ate a nice dinner, and played some games. I even got on a fake horse and roped a fake cow! I never thought I’d do that in my life. It was a fun night.

The house from the show Dallas!

The house from the show Dallas!

It was a good time and was a nice little getaway! Next year’s Annual Meeting will be in Las Vegas… I’m looking forward to that!

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Day 693: Bunnies

Rachel, Day by Day

Day 693: Bunnies

Isn’t this time of year glorious!? We’ve had so many bunnies come and go in our yard. They like to hang out under our tree when it gets really hot. This bunny above was so comfortable, I don’t think he moved at all. I kept taking photos of him and he just sat like that in the grass. Good for him (or her)! I wish they wouldn’t get so scared of humans, though. I’m not going to hurt bunnies! Here’s another photo of some bunny friends by our house:

Day 693: BunniesLook at how cute they are! I want to squeal. Anyway, you get the point of this post. I love bunnies.

Scott and I have been watching a lot about history on TV lately. There’s a weekly show on now called The Sixties, which is going through big events in the whole decade. The episode on Kennedy’s assassination was on recently; this story fascinates me for some reason. There are so many things we’ll never know, but I really don’t believe most of the conspiracy theories. People just have a hard time fully believing everything I guess, and the fact that one man killed him all on his own. I really don’t think Oswald had help. I wonder if there’s more to the story of Jack Ruby killing Oswald, though. That was just so random! I guess we’ll never know about that, either.

It’s also been 20 years since the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson (and the start of the O.J. Simpson case). I honestly can’t believe that. I remember going home from lunch during elementary school with my brother and we saw O.J.’s not-guilty verdict right before heading back to school. We told everyone in our classes what happened. I still can’t believe he was found not guilty after all these years. This was probably the first big news event I ever cared about, being so young. Now I feel a bit old!

I guess I should end this on a happier note… It’s Saturday! And it’s a beautiful sunny day! Go outside!!