Dallas Motorcycle Scene: March 15

Check-in was quick and almost painless. although the night clerk tried to charge my CC after i told him I was paying cash. I also asked him to file a CC for phone calls and room service and such. I was then told I couldn’t make a toll call to my daughter because I had paid in cash. Annoying to say the least. I also paid for my brother’s room as he had not yet arrived. When he did arrive, I was wandering around downtown Dallas. Scott had no problem getting his key whatsoever.

Even though you are on a motorcycle, plan on getting there at least by 10a as the parade begins promptly at 11a. People start arriving at dawn to secure the best parking spaces for their tailgate parties.

All 3 elevators broke down during my 6 night stay. I was not offered any kind of compensation after having to walk up and down 9 flights. The staff is friendly but not real customer service oriented. they just kind of shrugged and smiled when guests complained. Perhaps I should have shrugged and smiled when it came time to pay.

In addition to the audio visual presentations, there are dozens of interactive kiosks, photographs and other artifacts. The items on display run from the serious (the handcuffs Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when he was shot by Jack Ruby in the basement of the Dallas Police HQ) to the kitchy (the specially commissioned Stetson hat worn by JR Ewing on the tv series “Dallas”), but almost all of them are interesting. Did you know that Slurpees, ATMs, the frozen margarita and Doritos were all invented in Dallas?

Golf accessories. Although women also play golf but when it comes to the promotion of products you can use these products effectively for men. These can be golf balls, tees and golf gloves. Every time that they are out of the field they would be reminded of your business.

Shenandoah: This probably originated as a river shanty in the original 1800s. It was popular first among sailors, and then spread from there, up and down the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We don’t know for sure what it’s original meaning was. Some say it was about a traveling man in love with an Indian chiefs daughter, telling the chief he intends to take her with him to the west. Others interpret it as a pioneer’s longing for his home in the Shenandoah River Valley of Virginia. Whatever it’s original intent, it has a beautiful melody. Around a camp fire, it can be an effective song, if you want a subdued, soft mood. Otherwise, you probably should sing something else.

If you carry a wallet, consider investing in a money clip. Transfer any credit cards you may need, your I.D., and some small bills to a money clip and keep them in your front pocket. Money clips are often less discernible than a wallet. Plus, only taking what you need minimizes your chance at losing everything should you be robbed.