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Rainy Christmas in Dallas

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A December 2006 trip to Dallas by MailaDai

Saltgrass Steak House Photo, Dallas, Texas More Photos
Quote: It rained the day we landed there and every other day until Dec 31 but it was still a fun vacation for us.

Rainy Christmas in Dallas

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Sunrise in Dallas Photo, Dallas, Texas
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If you love the political history of the United States, the main highlight of Dallas would be the Sixth Floor Museum at 411 Elm Street in downtown Dallas from where the President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Fort Worth Stockyards would be another main attraction and is about a ½-hour drive from Dallas. You will see dressed up cowboys and cowgirls walking around with beer bottles in their hands. It is unique in its way with lots of live bands, bars, shops, and activities. Steakhouses are another highlight of Dallas. Everywhere you go you will see steakhouses. Texas is famous for world-class Certified Angus Beef; you all need to try that. The one I went is Saltgrass Steak House, which is pr...Read More

Saltgrass Steak House

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Restaurant

Saltgrass Steak House Photo, Dallas, Texas
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So it was one gloomy day in Dallas we decide to go for Texas style steak dinner. There are plenty of steak houses throughout Dallas. But the Saltgrass Steak House is just off of Highway 121 North or 114 East. We found Saltgrass a decent steak house. We got there pretty late, around 9:30pm. The restaurant closes at 10pm. Still they didn't turn us down. We were offered seats and didn't have to hurry.Saltgrass offers certified Angus beefsteak, which is famous in Texas. The meat is usually thicker but is the best. We ordered Wagon Boss Top Sirloin, Shrimp & Chicken Tenders Platter, Chicken K Bob, Grilled Chicken Breast and Lone Starters Sampler. Everything was so delicious. I loved the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2007

Saltgrass Steak House
102 E State Highway 114
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 329-1900

San Antonio Riverwalk

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Attraction

Tower Life Building Photo, San Antonio, Texas
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On our trip to Dallas, we also made a quick evening trip to San Antonio. From Dallas we drove to Austin to meet some of my college friends, which I had not met for almost 6 years. They suggested us to go to San Antonio Riverwalk. San Antonio is about an hour drive from Austin.Weather was just fantastic. Not that hot and not that cold. We parked our car in one of the pay parking garages on Commerce Street. Riverwalk is the main tourist attractions of San Antonio. Riverwalk starts at many points but the major point is the one at the intersection of Alamo Street (Alamo Plaza) and Commerce Street. River Center Mall is also located right at that intersection.It was right after Christmas and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 13, 2007

Mount Bonnell

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Attraction | "Drive to Mount Bonnel and Lake Travis in Austin"

Mount Bonnell Photo, Austin, Texas
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We didn’t really do much in Austin, but the things we did were the best part of our trip. Mount Bonnel is one of the main attractions of Austin. You need to drive up there since there is no public transportation available. On our way up there we also found some cyclists pushing their way up to the mountain. People also hike up to the mountain. Roadside parking is available for free. From the parking area we need to hike about 100 feet up the mountain. There are stairs as well as trails.When we got to the observation point of Mount Bonnel, the sky was clear blue and the visibility was endless. View of the Colorado River below and the surroundings from the mountain was very mesmerizing. Million ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 13, 2007

Mount Bonnell
3800 Mount Bonnell Road
Austin, Texas 78702
+1 512 499 6700

Winstar Casinos in Oklahoma

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Attraction

Winstar Casinos in Oklahoma Photo, Thackerville, Oklahoma
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For those who would like to gamble in casinos, Winstar Casinos is located in Thackersville, Oklahoma, 80 miles north of Dallas. This is the closest casino to Dallas. As soon as you enter Oklahoma on I-35, take exit 1; that will lead you straight to Winstar Casinos. We were there on 30th December, just after Christmas and before New Year's, and this casino was full. By the time we got there, all of us were starving so we decided to have a buffet inside the casino. It was $11.99 per person. They had a wide variety of items from American, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican. Salad, fruits, sausages, steak, buffalo wings, seafood, tacos, beans, varieties of rice, pasta, and many more. They also had prob...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 16, 2007

Winstar Casinos in Oklahoma
777 Casino Ave.
Thackerville 73459