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Ford Center (The STAR) tour in Frisco, TX

Not even 3" of rain and an Arctic cold front kept 17 curious Dallas Cowboy's fans (and one Philadelphia Eagle fan) from enjoying a 90-minute walking VIP tour of this state-of-the-art athletic facility where 'The Boys' train and work.  We saw the three football fields (one outside with natural turf, one outside with artificial grass and a white spot for Jerry Jones' helicopter and one indoor just outside their training room.)  One field goal on each field is smaller than normal so the punter can practice at a smaller object than will be at a regular game.  We also

Oklahoma City Trip, May, 2017

On Wednesday, May 3, twelve of us met in Oklahoma City to spend a few days viewing the landmark OKC National Memorial (once at night and again the following day). Touring the interactive museum, covering the devastating April 1995 bombing honors victims, survivors, rescuers and all affected by the Alfred P. Murrah building tragedy, was emotional, interesting and informative. We also visited Bricktown for dinner one night and took an entertaining, private cruise through the heart of the OKC entertainment district on the Bricktown Water Taxi.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Tour

The new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights museum will be open and ready for visitors soon so we need to drop by and tour the facility.  This is an immersive, interactive journey unlike any other -- unforgettable doesn't begin to describe the experience. It covers events that changed our world, in a voice that is intimate and personal. The exhibition highlights the role of world leaders, and also the men and women who found the strength to endure the unimaginable and accomplish the extraordinary.

In-Sync Exotics, Wylie

Join us for a private tour of a wonderful, non-profit facility that accepts large cats from neglected, abused and unwanted conditions. The stories of each cat are posted on the cages so that you can learn about the tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, bobcats, lynx, servals and ocelots that call In-Sync home. They neither buy, sell, trade nor breed these animals; but, instead, provide them with a safe, loving, nurturing home for the remainder of their lives.

Dallas Main Street District Architecture Walking tour

Who built it?  Beginning at the recently completed Main Street Garden, our trained tour guide will lead us on a 90-minute walk (so wear comfortable clothes) and a discussion of a variety of architectural icons, including the Adolphus Hotel, the Magnolia Building, the Statler Hilton, and the Wilson Building. Along the way, you'll view examples of Beaux Art, Art Deco, Post-Modernist, Renaissance Revival and Victorian designs and how they were adapted specifically for a rapidly growing metropolis.

Lone Star Racing, Grand Prairie

TIAA members have so much fun at the thoroughbred horse races that we’re going back to see them again and “Party in the Park” with live music and live racing.  There is no minimum age (although children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent) and there is no dress code so wear comfortable clothes.  We will load the bus at 5:00 pm and the first race is at 6:35 pm which gives us time to travel, find our reserved counter seats in the second level of the glass-enclosed, air conditioned grandstand, get something to eat (at your own expense), check out the horses in the paddock area and place y

Dallas Reserve Bank Tour, January 17, 2018

The subfreezing temperatures didn't keep 20 hardy TIAA members and guests from registering for a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank in Uptown Dallas.  Their building was finished in 1992, has 17 floors and contains a vault full of money that is loaned to other banks in the 11th district.  This area includes parts of southern New Mexico, Texas and upper Louisiana which explains why, when Houston called right after Hurricane Harvey and said "We need $500M", Dallas could say "Send the armored truck tomorrow -- it will be ready."  We cleared security without a hitch an

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