Trip to Dallas

I haven't posted in awhile, so I thought I'd start back up with some photos of my weekend trip to Dallas. We went to visit Kelly's friend Tina and her husband David. Good people.

One of the things we did while in Dallas was visit the Sixth Floor Musuem, which is actually the book depository building from where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK. Way cool.

They had it sealed off, but the actual corner on the 6th floor where LHO perched his rifle is all there, with book boxes and all, that he used to conceal himself. They also had a section sealed off where they found the rifle after he dumped it.

We had an audio cassette tour, and read the displays, viewed the photos, saw the Zapruder film, and analyzed forensic evidence. We determined that LHO was a patsy and was in cahoots with a Cuban underground who didn't like JFK's policies...

The best part was going outside and taking pics at the assassination site. Now, I'm not morbid, but it's just cool to be in the exact spot where such a seminal event occurred.

View of the Depository from the street. The 6th floor, (second to top in this photo), right corner, is the sniper perch

The road JFK's limo was driving down as the attack began

The "Grassy Knoll" where people heard more shots, and saw a puff of smoke

The bush where experts have determined a human form was hiding behind (that's actually my wife, Kelly, not a mafia hitman/cuban exile)

The view of the road from behind the bush on the "Grassy Knoll"

The actual spot where JFK's limo was when he was hit (don't know if it was the first or 3rd bullet)

View of the depository from the spot. It's easy to see that there's a clear shot from the window, which isn't really evident when you're standing on the sidewalk between the road and the building. Several trees seem to be in the line of site.


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