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Yellow Rose of Texas Tour

Friday, June 21 - Friday, June 28, 2019 (8 days)
Bus Trip
Walking Level: Moderate
Signup Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2019
Wheelchair Accessible Trip

Yeehaw Ya'll! Join us as we travel to the big ol' state of Texas for an exciting adventure. We begin this trip by sightseeing in the wonderful city of Dallas. Our first stop will bring us to the Texas Book Depository which is a museum inside of the building where Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The sixth floor is where we will explore and learn about the history of the building, timeline of the assassination, and learn more about this sad part of American history.

After a day at the museum, we will enjoy a delicious meal at In-N-Out Burger, a traveler favorite. This California based burger chain is known for their mouthwatering burgers, quick service and hand-cut fries, which you can see them cut right in front of you! Once we're full, we'll travel onto Southfork Ranch, one of the world's most famous ranches, most notably known as the backdrop for the television series Dallas. Here we will tour the mansion that the Ewings called home. You'll see an exciting array of memorabilia from the television show and get to experience the lifestyle portrayed in the series.

Our next stop on this grand Texas tour brings us to Houston. Space fans, this next stop is for you! We'll tour the Space Center Houston, a truly remarkable place to visit, we'll learn all about what it's like to be an astronaut and live in space, see an actual space shuttle and space suit, as well as see the vehicles used to explore the moon. It's a spectacular exhibit that will have you saying, 'beam me up Scotty!'

After a day at the Space Center, we'll spend time Earthbound at the Japanese Garden in the Hermann Park Conservancy. At this beautiful venue, we will stroll along the shaded paths, while taking in the beautiful scenery of Japanese maples, cherry trees, flowers and azaleas, among other foliage, where you will feel like you're worlds away from Texas.

Finally, we'll be sure to make time for shopping. A trip just wouldn't be complete without it!

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