|The former Texas School|
However, despite all that, the event was lovely. The panelists were engaging and our staff rocked it out in helping. Overall, I was happy. . . and relieved. I took materials to our booth after the breakfast, unpacked what I needed to and then walked the convention floor. One BIG bonus of this convention is that publishers are often giving away uncorrected proofs of books and I scored six new novels. I probably could've taken about 6 more, but I have limited suitcase space. After the walking, I decided that I needed a break. I've been working since Thursday with convention stuff during the day and playing catch up on actual work at night. So I took another stroll around Dallas and decided that I couldn't leave town without visiting the sixth floor museum at the former Texas School Book Depository. I obviously wasn't alive when Kennedy was assainated, but those pictures are so ingrained in America's history that I was really touched. The place is really well done with lots of photos, video and a self-paced audio tour. Very awesome. If you're in Dallas, check it out.
|The sixth floor --I'm at the turn of the motorcade looking up at the School Book Depository.|
|Another from the sidewalk in front of the grassy knoll up at the school book depository.|
|The School Book Depository is the brick building on the far left. |
You might be able to see the "x" on the street on the right side of the picture that marks the spot of the first hit.
|From under a tree on the grassy knoll looking at the spot where President Kennedy was shot.|
|What I love is that they actually do have a banner that reads "Grassy Knoll" on the grassy knoll.|
It's like walking into live map.
|Some art outside an office skyscraper that I thought was kinda cool.|
|A snapshot from the event this morning. Yay!|
|I did do some work while I was here :) Me at the booth|
|That's How Dallas Rolls: Christmas Decorations still out.|
The city was taking them down when I was walking today.