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Old 09-30-2015, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Not a problem, I've been chugging sausage gravy and stretching my belt in preparation.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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You wear a belt? Pssh. Tourist.

Enjoy your visit. You'll be here right when cooler temps are arriving.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Okay, how's this for an itinerary?

10/1:
* Fly into DFW, go to 1st job interview
* Rangers game at night

10/2:
* 2nd job interview in Carrollton, house shopping in Carrollton and Arlington
* Fort Worth Stockyards at night

10/3:
* More homes in Arlington and Waxahachie
* Texas State Fair
* JFK Museum
* Texas Motor Speedway
* back to the Stockyards (we loved it!)
* Stockyards Rodeo

10/4:
* More homes in Arlington
* Leave DFW

Overall, it was a crazy, whirlwind weekend (obviously we were zig-zagging all over the place!) but the wife and I enjoyed it. North Arlington has some great neighborhoods, there were a few neighborhoods off Cooper north of the 30 that we really liked, we may end up focusing there.

Thanks again everyone for the help!
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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Awesome itinerary from Turbojugend. Yes, Texas State Fair is a must.

If you're downtown, I recommend a Segway tour. If you can own the fact that you're riding around on a segway with a slightly goofy helmet, you'll see all of downtown quickly and in a fun way (without walking miles and miles).

Mike Anderson's BBQ downtown is a personal favorite, although they have limited hours so watch for that.
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:41 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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I am currently visiting Dallas myself and the first thing people told me to do was go to the fair. parking was $15 and admission was $18 and for what? Several buildings full of sales people selling the kind of crap you see on infomercials, various barns devoid of any animals whatsoever, and chicken fried food booths.

What a huge disappointment.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Originally Posted by Turbojugend View Post
Okay, how's this for an itinerary?

10/1:
* Fly into DFW, go to 1st job interview
* Rangers game at night

10/2:
* 2nd job interview in Carrollton, house shopping in Carrollton and Arlington
* Fort Worth Stockyards at night

10/3:
* More homes in Arlington and Waxahachie
* Texas State Fair
* JFK Museum
* Texas Motor Speedway
* back to the Stockyards (we loved it!)
* Stockyards Rodeo

10/4:
* More homes in Arlington
* Leave DFW

Overall, it was a crazy, whirlwind weekend (obviously we were zig-zagging all over the place!) but the wife and I enjoyed it. North Arlington has some great neighborhoods, there were a few neighborhoods off Cooper north of the 30 that we really liked, we may end up focusing there.

Thanks again everyone for the help!
Glad you enjoyed
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I am currently visiting Dallas myself and the first thing people told me to do was go to the fair. parking was $15 and admission was $18 and for what? Several buildings full of sales people selling the kind of crap you see on infomercials, various barns devoid of any animals whatsoever, and chicken fried food booths.

What a huge disappointment.
Empty barns? Maybe you caught them on a move in/out day.
Did you watch any of the shows, like pig races, ethnic shows at the Hall of State, USMC Drum & Bugle Corps?
Did you listen to any of the concerts?
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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I am currently visiting Dallas myself and the first thing people told me to do was go to the fair. parking was $15 and admission was $18 and for what? Several buildings full of sales people selling the kind of crap you see on infomercials, various barns devoid of any animals whatsoever, and chicken fried food booths.

What a huge disappointment.
I went once. Not my scene either.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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I went once. Not my scene either.
$18 dollar tickets is bull*. The tickets should be $5, since you have to pay for everything else once inside. If you pay full price, it feels like a ripoff.
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